On Golf: Ignore TV Ratings: Golf Is Healthier Than It Appears

On Golf: Ignore TV Ratings: Golf Is Healthier Than It Appears

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According to Golf Digest, a 2016 study of golf participation by the National Golf Foundation, found that the number of beginning golfers had grown to 2.5 million, a record. Nearly a third of the 2.9 million junior golfers last year were girls, nearly twice the number 20 years ago. And more than a quarter of all junior golfers are non-Caucasian, a fourfold increase from 1995.

As the Tour Championship gets underway Thursday without three headlining players, what better time to recognize that rumors of the sport’s demise are premature? The game appears healthier than the 14-time major champion Tiger Woods, who was limited to one official tour start this season because of a chronic…



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