It was a 60/40 split, but Tiger Woods is still a huge draw for professional golf. It seems that no matter what is going on, he either on TV or being talked about. Well at least until the end of the tournament and the media has to focus on the leaders. I have to say that I am not surprised because much of the success of modern day golf can be attributed to Tiger Woods.
When I said 60/40 earlier, it was based my latest research.
While the world of golf watches Tiger’s every move waiting for something amazing to happen, the fact is that it usually does. He is the consummate golf entertainer. The fact that he rule the golfing world for 20 years adds to constant quest of golfers to see what he will do next. Kind of like this:
Personally, I fit into the 40%. The fact that he is on his 5th comeback does add to my interest, but not significantly. I do not feel that he offers any more entertainment than Bubba Watson, Rory McIlroy, Phil Mickelson, Sergio Garcia, Dustin Johnson, etc. These player provide the same level of entertainment just as often as Tiger Woods. The top players make amazing shots but my perception is that they don’t get the same coverage if Tiger is playing.
I am not being disparaging to Tiger Woods. I just like watching the entire field during a tournament. I think every player has the opportunity to make an amazing shot. I would prefer to watch it live, but have to accept that I am in the majority when Tiger is playing, so taped will have to do. How do you compete with the masses!
Do you think Tiger overshadows the rest of the field during an event? If so, do you like it?
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!