Interesting article from Golf Digest. Check this out:
It is a mistake to use television ratings as the sole arbiter in evaluating the strength of the game. Tiger Woods still piques the interest of Nielsen families. So do the Kardashians. So what?
A quick search of my website found nineteen references to “Kardashian” and ten more to “Golfdashian.” And I’ve long been asking why I should care about television ratings. For the health of golf, there are far more important metrics; one of the most important, participation, declined during the Woods Era.
This comment made me laugh:
Eras aren’t defined by one player, even Woods, who had his foils.
What the hell? Who is this guy trying to kid? Not only was the era defined by Woods, Woods was the only word in the entire golf media dictionary. For the media to suddenly try to distance themselves from their 18-year Only Tiger Matters campaign is a bit ridiculous.
Still, it’s cute to see Golf Digest attach the training wheels and try to write a real golf article. I applaud them. Reality in mainstream golf reporting? I could get used to it!