I think a lot of the future depends on reaching out to the general public. You have the "die hards" that will follow it regardless, but golf needs to reach out more and get more new viewers. One issue I see is the golf channel, most households in america don't have it. I consider myself a huge golf fan and I don't even have it. Unfortunatly, ESPN only seems to show highlights when Tiger is playing or if someone gets a hole in one. I wish that another cable network would show the Thursday and Friday rounds, so those w/out the golf channel could see some live golf. More viewers = more cash payouts.
i would agree with that. but i think NBC doesn't want tournaments on other channels. they want people like you to call and demand their cable company to pay NBC for the golf channel.
Remember that NBC has public and cable channel ownership.
To sustain the level of purses of today, the Tour will have to have a "Needle Mover" preferably a FJ Tour Player.
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as for ESPN, i also agree but to change that, golf needs someone who moves the needle. i think Ricky Fowler has the potential to do this. he goes beyond just the golf community.