Sarasota, Florida (PRWEB) April 29, 2013
The sport of golf currently has four “major” events, held throughout the world—but according to James Ellington golfer from the Sarasota area, the sport could benefit from having a fifth. Ellington is hardly the only one who thinks so. A recent editorial from Sports on Earth calls for the sport to add a fifth major, preferably one held outside of the United States; the article then lists several reasons why this would make sense, and why it would ultimately benefit the sport of golf. Ellington has released a new statement to the press, opining on the article and on the topic of implementing a fifth major.
“Golf is an increasingly international sport, and its global appeal is one of the truly great things about it—so why are so many of the sport’s most significant events held in the United States? I certainly think that a fifth major, held outside of North America, could boost golf’s clout,” remarks Ellington in his new press statement. “In addition, I am sure that I speak for all golf lovers when I say that there would be no serious objection to the implementation of a whole new tournament event! The more golf, the better.”
Sports on Earth notes that golf began as a largely-American pastime. The game of golf, as it is known today, was largely sketched out by American player Arnold Palmer and sportswriter Bob Drum, the article contends—and, in the 20th century, America won 227 of the 371 majors, or 61 percent.
Times have changed, however, and the game of golf is growing increasingly popular among global audiences. In the 21st century, the United States has won 55 percent of the majors. In the time since Tiger Woods last won a major, America has won 31.5 percent. And in the current decade, it has won less than 31 percent. Meanwhile, since 2008, majors victories have gone to Germany, Argentina, Australia, South Korea, South Africa, Northern Ireland, and other nations.
As such, Sports on Earth argues that the addition of a fifth major—to be held in South Africa, in South America, or somewhere else—could prove a good and proper way to expand the sport. The article contends that a new major would not have to replace an old one.
James Ellington, golfer and long-time enthusiast of the sport, is currently based in Sarasota, and offers his support to the idea of adding a new major.
James Ellington golfer from Sarasota, Florida, has found a great deal of benefit and enjoyment from engaging in the classic and well-loved sport of golf. In fact, his golfing career—built on more than three decades of experience—has allowed him to achieve great recognition and participate in some of the most competitive amateur and professional events hosted throughout the United States. For example, the Web.com, Hooters Amateur and eGolf Professional tours have all welcomed James Ellington. Golf is a sport that he encourages all individuals to learn and enjoy, as it is as challenging as it is rewarding.