Ahead of the WGC-Cadillac Championship at Trump National Doral Miami, some of the most elite PGA Tour professionals spoke to CNBC about their thoughts on the sport and what it needs to be re-energized.
With ideas that range from hotter rivalries to bigger holes, TaylorMade-sponsored golfers Jason Day, Sergio Garcia, Dustin Johnson and Justin Rose all agree that the sport needs a kickstart.
"I think we need a dominating force out there. We need rivalries with people picking which team they are on," said Jason Day, who grew watching Tiger Woods, which spurred him to dream of playing on the tour.
"It's hard to dominate like Tiger Woods. It was probably the best 10-15 years we've seen in golf," said Day, who is ranked fourth in the world by World Golf Rankings and coming off a win at the Farmers Insurance Open. "It's going to pick back up, we just need to keep working hard."