Wannabe Draft Nuffie
- Nov 28, 2015
- AFL Club
- Brisbane Lions
- Other Teams
- NUFC, Philadelphia 76'ers
How many of those 25 million golfers are actually professionals?I think any sport where you are competing internationally to make a living is going to be more challenging compared to domestic sport in Australia. Obviously the potential rewards are much greater but so is the competition. I mean, there are something like 25 million golfers in the US alone.
It would be interesting to know how many Aussies play tournament golf and make a good living. Obviously, the top of the pyramid has the likes of Scott, Day, Smith, Leishman etc. But there are more players on a second tier in the US and then still more making money in Europe, Japan, China etc. And there are probably less Aussie kids trying to make it as a golfer than an AFL player.
The thing with being a golfer is that, sponsorship money aside, you have to play well to be paid. Huge risk in that.
Because that’s something like 1 in every 16 Americans play golf, if the total American population is 400 million.