Why are Golf’s TV Ratings Dropping?

August 30, 2017

Every week Carlos Torres and Fred Altvater talk Anything and Everything Golf on Back 9 Report.

This week they recap the exciting duel between Dustin Johnson and Jordan Spieth at the Northern Trust Championship the first stop in the FedEx Cup Playoffs. They review Sung Hyun Park’s victory on the LPGA Tour in Canada, Jerry Kelley’s win in Seattle, plus 25 new 2018 PGA Tour Cards were awarded after the Winco Foods Portland Open.

In the Par 5 News section, Tiger Woods made headlines news again last week, when he and his former girlfriend, Lindsey Vonn, got caught with their pants down, plus Augusta National Chairman Billy Payne resigns.

In the Practice Range segment the guys discuss the reasons for declining viewership on network television. Is it due to lack of a marquee star? Does the tour need a competitive match-up like Arnie and Jack? Are there too many ways to watch golf via mobile devices? Is there too much over saturation of golf on television?

America’s Golfing Couple, Danny and Alice Scott talk Best Golf Resorts in Michigan, as well as, around the world, plus Fred reviews his recent trip to three of Michigan’s BEST Golf Resorts, Forest Dunes, Boyne and Grand Traverse.


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