I believe the vast majority of users here are also players. Unlike in most other sports where spectators are more numerous than players. But as a spectator sport, golf lacks the dynamics of action, and aggression, that watchers want.
So if you could not, ever again, get out onto the links, or parkland, and knock the pill around under the sunny blue sky, away from the world of woe, would you really care who wins the golf tourney, the Open, the money prize, etc?
Me? I don't give a one iota of interest to tennis. Do not care one whit about F1, or stock car racing, and in fact, don't care about any spectator sports except that i did grow to be a man in Chicago and can never forget the Cubs, White Sox, Bears, Bulls, Blackhawks, and even the old Chicago Cardinals.
If you read that some billionaire has purchased the best deep sea diving sites in the world, as Trump has done for golf, would you care about those sites or the impact on the sport? I would not. But since Trump is golf, i do care about the golf venues.