I would prefer to drive. I usually keep a good eye on my ball and I get tired of telling the driver where to go only for them to ignore me because they think the ball is 50 yards short of where it is. I've also run into driver's that will not go up to my ball, ie it is on the far left of the fairway, because another in our group is 5 yards shorter and on the far right. If I'm not interfering with their shot, get me to my ball so I can get ready to make my shot!
I agree. The purse is wholly dependent on the sponsorship and ad revenue. Without ratings, they cannot generate revenue. It’s partly due to women not watching golf. I have several woman friends who are avid golfers and they do not watch women’s golf.