The impact of Fowler’s win today at The Players on the future of the game via Jr Golf cannot be overstated. Kids love him, they dress like him, and they’re involved in golf because of him.
I volunteered at a recent Jr Golf Open House and the kids were all wearing bright colors and talking about Rickie and Rory and Jordan. Oddly, to these kids, Tiger is old news. And although that made me feel really old, it makes me feel good about the future of the game–especially after Rickie’s win today.
Just another reason for me to believe that–unlike Fowler’s game–the news of the “death” of golf is greatly overrated.