A thrilling Masters could save golf’s dwindling viewership.


With ratings declining, a compelling Masters may be golf’s only hope to reignite viewer interest


  • Golf’s declining viewership has become a major concern
  • The Masters tournament could be the key to reigniting viewer interest

With ratings for professional golf events on the decline, the sport is facing a significant challenge in drawing viewers. The recent numbers from tournaments like The Players Championship are alarming, showing a decrease in viewership despite exciting finishes. The PGA Tour’s attempts to attract investments and create new events have not been successful in capturing the attention of fans.

One major issue contributing to the decline in interest is the focus on money in the sport, with multi-million dollar contracts and bonuses overshadowing the on-course competition. However, great storylines continue to emerge, such as Stephan Jaeger’s first-time PGA Tour victory and Nelly Korda’s impressive winning streak on the LPGA Tour.

As the Masters approaches, all eyes are on the tournament to potentially revive viewer interest. With top players like Scottie Scheffler, Jon Rahm, Brooks Koepka, and Rory McIlroy in the field, as well as the return of Tiger Woods, the event promises to deliver compelling storylines and intense competition that could attract a larger audience.