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Could you explain the connection between Tiger Woods and American Golf

Easy to explain. Many comments have been made about the increase in the number of golfers due to Tiger being around while the fact of the matter is the actual useage of public courses has been on the decline for at least 3 years. American Golf (well known in the west) is a prime example of this decline as they have dropped many courses under their management and have laid off hundreds of employees. Look at the BK rate of golf club retailers. Roger Dunn pulling back dramatically, Las Vegas Golf going under, even the new up and comer(retail area) GolfSmith pullin in it's horns in areas.

Tiger is not the golf god people want to make him out to be. He is an excellent golfer that has a great marketing machine behind him starting with the head of the PGA.

Michael
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