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Golf is growing in popularity and people who don't even play go to tournaments or watch it on TV. The following truisms may shed light on reasons why:

Golf is an honorable game, with the overwhelming majority of players being honorable people who don't need referees.

Golfers don't scratch their privates on the golf course.

Golfers don't kick dirt on, or throw bottles at, other people.

Professional golfers are compensated in direct proportion to how well they play.

Golfers don't hold out for more money, or demand new contracts, 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.

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 being 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."

At a golf tournament, you will not hear a steady stream of four letter words and nasty name calling while you're hoping that no one spills beer on you

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John, you are exactly right on all counts. Frankly, I have never been a fan of golf and I have never played the game (except for the miniature variety), but I admire the great skills of those individuals who go on the pro tour, week after week. I read John Feinsteins excellent book "A Good Walk Spoiled" and came away with a new found respect for those who make their living playing golf. They don't travel with large numbers of "toadys" (entourage) and, with a very few exceptions, (perhaps Tiger Woods), they don't receive appearance fees a la pro tennis players.
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