It 's ridiculous that golfers are not like like rock stars


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. T (1). T (). T Tony Finau amassed more than $ 5.6 million in 2018 – and he hasn't even won a single tournament. $ 14 million more than the legendary Arnold Palmer won in prize money in his entire career. Meanwhile, Californian Matthew Wolff collected $ 1,152,000 for winning his first title this year – the 3M Open in Blaine, Minn. – at just 20 years old.

Resembling NASCAR racers, with a glut of sponsors, sleeves and collars. In 2017, Northern Ireland 's Rory McIlroy signed the apparel deal with Nike worth $ 200 million, for $ 100 million. Nice work if you get it.

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It 's even more baffling when you look at this sport. In 2018, 40 of the top 50 high-rated televised sports events in the US were NFL games. The Chicago Bears, which pulled in 19.39 million viewers. Masters, won by Patrick Reed. T The only tournament in professional golf.

Tony Finau poses with the trophy after winning the Puerto Rico Open at Coco Beach.
Tony Finau poses with the trophy after winning the Puerto Rico Open at Coco Beach.Getty Images

Meanwhile, are people than ever playing golf, too. 24.2 million people (aged 6 and over) in the United States in 2018, down from the 30-plus million in 2006 t has dropped 4.8 percent year-on-year nearly 200 golf clubs in America closed their doors in 2018.

The key difference is that golf fans have money too. They're the ones more likely to have a lot of equipment. It 's not uncommon, for example, for $ 500 and for you to go to Pebble Beach, home to the recent US $ 550. They dont even spend $ 45. So it is then that sponsors and advertising

And this, professional golfers I have hit the lottery, sometimes indulging themselves with the profligacy member of the Fraternity rock, only without Any of the Associated coolness. The world No. 1, Dustin Johnson, bespoke suits, horse costing around $ 6,000. Ian Poulter has yet to win and his wife. T Another majorless player, Rickie Fowler, the 11,000-square-foot, six-bed mansion with a private dock on the Loxahatchee River in Florida. He's even got a par-3 hole in his garden.

In 2015, Rory McIlroy, aged just 26, dismissed the FedEx Cup from here. “That isn't the amount of money anymore,” he shrugged. But then we shouldn't be surprised. "I hit and little white ball around a field sometimes."

It’s tongue-in-cheek, sure, but it 's bang on the money.

Gavin Newsham is the co-founder of Golf Monthly and Golf World. John Daly, “Letting the Big Dog Eat,” and biography of the golfer John Daly.

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