Promotion and relegation, Champions League and FA Cup - in golf? In his latest Foghorn column, Tom Irwin takes us on a trip of what could be...Football is really popular. You don’t need me to tell you that. People like to say that it is the tribal nature of the sport that keeps us hooked. Red vs. Blue, United vs. City – you’ve heard it all before. Golf is fond of telling itself that it is the replication of this visceral sport that makes the Ryder Cup popular beyond oak-panelled club houses.
The LET is unsustainable because there are not enough female golfers who are interested in the product – save for one weekend every two years at the Solheim Cup. And that’s not enough, says the Foghorn, AKA Tom Irwin. Women’s golf has been in the news a lot recently. Again. The Solheim Cup was a good bit and then there was the not-so-good bit when CEO Ivan Khodabakhsh left the Ladies European Tour for spearheading the organisation’s abject failure to provide a meaningful schedule for its players.
The BBC's coverage was the main talking point of PGA Championship. But we're not directing our ire at the right people, writes Tom Irwin in his latest Foghorn. The Home of Major Golf. Well, most of it. And as long as it’s not too expensive. Not so long ago the UK golf fan was outraged that the R&A had finally succumbed to Sky’s riches as the Open, the sport’s crown jewel, disappeared behind a paywall and with it the virtual death knell of free-to-air golf broadcasting.
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