If you’ve been watching the 2022 Masters Tournament this weekend, you’ve seen lots of Tiger. But you’ve also heard plenty of birds chirping as well. So much so that some viewers are wondering if there’s more to all that bird chirping than meets the ears.
While the smack of the golf ball and the cheers of the crowds are sounds that golf fans think of when they think of watching the Masters, the incessant chirping of birds (during this outdoor sporting event surrounded by trees) is too much for some to accept.
The Masters fake birds seem extra loud today
— Stuckey (@Stuckey2) April 10, 2022
— Rick Reilly (@ReillyRick) April 10, 2022
The Masters is the greatest, even w the recorded fake bird noises lol
— Hank Haney (@HankHaney) April 10, 2022
The only conspiracy theory I believe is that they pump in bird noises for The Masters. Those are the loudest birds of all time.
— Chandler Wallander (@chandler_w78) April 7, 2022
the same loud bird can't be at every hole of the masters right?
— Matthew Coller (@MatthewColler) April 10, 2022
Conspiracy: masters pumps in bird noises
— papril (@Patrick_Star17) April 8, 2022
This theory has been floated enough times that Shane Ryan of Golf Digest actually dove into it to find out where the truth lay. Ryan noted that there is some credence to these claims as CBS has actually piped in fake birdsong before, though that was at the PGA Championship in 2000. Since then, CBS has publicly reiterated that they don’t add fake bird chirps to the Masters on multiple occasions.
Fake or not, those bird calls are certainly being noticed by viewers.
Even the birds at the Masters are extra.
— mike freeman (@mikefreemanNFL) April 10, 2022
Let the conspiracies continue.