Ever wonder why golf is growing
in popularity and people who don't even
play go to tournaments or watch it on TV? These truisms
may shed light on
The players being honorable people who don't need
Golfers call penalties on themselves.
Golfers don't scratch their privates on the golf
Golfers don't kick dirt on, or throw bottles at,
Professional golfers are compensated in direct
proportion to how well they play.
Golfers don't get per diem and two seats on a charter
flight when they
travel between tournaments.
Golfers don't hold out for more money, or demand
because of another player's deal.
When golfers make a mistake, nobody is there to
cover for them or back them up.
The PGA Tour raises more money for charity in one
year than the
National Football League does in two.
Golf tournaments are not run on pay-per-view TV
You can watch the best golfers in the world up
close, at any tournament, including the majors, all
day, every day for $25 or $30. The cost for a seat
in the nosebleed section at the Super Bowl will cost
around $300 or more.
In golf you cannot fail 70% of the time and make
$9 million a season.
Golf doesn't change its rules to attract Fans.
Golfers keep their clothes on while they are interviewed.
Golf doesn't have free agency.
In their prime, Greg Norman, Arnold Palmer and
other stars, would
shake your hand and say they were happy to meet you.
In his prime, Jose Canseco wore T-shirts that read
"Leave Me Alone."
You can hear birds chirping on the golf course
during a tournament and ladies are welcomed as players.
You will not hear a steady stream of four letter
words and nasty name
calling in sports stadiums or arenas while you're
hoping no one
"spills" beer on you.