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Golf needs a Scheffler Grand Slam run

Televised golf is losing viewers. That is a fact, offered up after every tournament.

Bruce Penton

May 1, 2024

Theories are varied: Fans are turned off by the fight between the PGA Tour and LIV Golf. Too much money is spoiling the game. Tiger Woods, the game's biggest draw for the past two decades, is nothing more than a sad, ceremonial golfer these days. But my theory is that the drama normally associated with professional golf has been muted by the recent success of Scottie Scheffler in the men's game and Nelly Korda on the Ladies Professional Golfers' Association tour. Both are lacking outgoing personalities. About as exciting as a wet washcloth. Dull.

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