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Women Players Are Golf’s Future, Offsetting Men’s Decline

(Bloomberg) — While headlines proclaim that golf is in decline, Mike Whan presides over a part of the game that is surging ahead.

“What’s cool is that there were 300,000 more females in the game of golf last year than the year before,” Whan, commissioner of the LPGA since 2010, told Sports Line colleague Erik Matuszewski. “Last year, 180,000 new young girls joined the game. There hasn’t been an increase like that in forever.”