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Tiger's effect on golf

Discussion in 'General Golf Talk' started by TEA Time, Mar 16, 2015.

  1. TEA Time

    TEA Time Grumpy Gilmore Staff Member Admin

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    In 1991, Corey Pavin won the money title with $979,430.
    In 2014, that would have been good enough for 99th place.

    I was interested in seeing something visual to correlate the idea of Woods having that much of an impact on the sport. So, I put this graph together to illustrate it.

    I used the $1 million mark as my gauge. The points represent the place on the money list that the last person to earn $1m finished. I believe this is linked to the amount of money being pumped into the tour by sponsors in the form of total purses. Of course it also illustrates the insane amount of talent funneling into the tour. I also added a few critical moments in time.

    Of course you can read into it what you want, but when the "curve" is this blatantly obvious, it's hard to deny Woods' impact on the game.

    upload_2015-3-16_15-11-14.

    Now, having said all that, GO PHIL!! :D
     
  2. BigJim13

    BigJim13 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    Like I said in another thread, golf will be fine but golf on TV is not.

    Love the #'s you found. I was looking for a ratings comparison, but haven't found a good one yet.
     
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    subsonic Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    He was the right guy at the right time.
     
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  4. BigJim13

    BigJim13 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    Much like Arnie.
     
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    subsonic Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    In that aspect...

    In all others, it is not even close.
     
  6. azgreg

    azgreg "Don't count that." Supporting Member

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    And the time will come when someone else is the right guy at the right time.
     
  7. BigJim13

    BigJim13 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    Tigers not perfect, neither is Arnie.
     
  8. BigJim13

    BigJim13 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    Soon I hope
     
  9. azgreg

    azgreg "Don't count that." Supporting Member

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    Agree. the sooner the better. Remember:

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    subsonic Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    I agree that nobody is perfect.

    Like I said... Not even close...
     
  11. TheTrueReview

    TheTrueReview "Playing it straight" Supporting Member

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    Agreed but he used to be married to someone who was. ;)

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  12. Rockford35

    Rockford35 Shark skin shoes Staff Member Admin

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    Well, you have to include inflation into the calculation. A mill back then is worth way more today.

    And, add into the fact that oil, real estate and technology prices went nuts and people started making money hand over fist, the inevitability of this trend was written on the wall in huge block letters.

    I'm 1991, Forbes reported that there were 71 Billionaires in the world. That number grew to 1741 in 2014.

    The money was coming, with or without Woods. Maybe not to the extent of what it is, but it was coming.

    R35
     
  13. BigJim13

    BigJim13 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    The money was coming but not to golf. Deny all you want, throw out inflation, real estate, oil or whatever. Tiger brought money to golf like no other, even Arnie.
     
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    azgreg "Don't count that." Supporting Member

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    A mil just doesn't go as far as it used to.
     
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    Rockford35 Shark skin shoes Staff Member Admin

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    Well, ya that's what inflation means. Lol.
     
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    Rockford35 Shark skin shoes Staff Member Admin

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    Not denying that. What I am saying is its not just one reason why dollars are out of control in golf, as much as you want to put it on TW's sore shoulders.

    R35
     
  17. eclark53520

    eclark53520 DB Member Extraordinaire Supporting Member

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    I'll let your supervisor know you need something to do...
     
  18. Rockford35

    Rockford35 Shark skin shoes Staff Member Admin

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    I'm sure this was done on his coffee break.

    R35
     
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    This was my point. The graph most likely would have been a gradual slope without Tiger, rather than a stock market crash.

    Coffee? This is Portland, we go down stairs to the deli for a beer break. Starting July 1st, alotta people will be going out for a "smoke" break.
     
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    subsonic Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    TIger had an impact for sure. Saying he was "THE" reason is a bit short sighted.
     

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