However, the Senior Golf Tour is exactly that a 'senior' tour open to the Over 50s, they are not competing equally with the worlds top players. These are players who no longer can win major events.
Is the fact that snooker has so many players over 40 at the top level and good thing? Its not just Ronnie, Higgins and Williams, but also Bingham, Fu and Day, Maguire, Hawkins all nearly there as well. Even the 'next' generation players such as Murphy, Robertson and Selby and mid to late 30s now. Even the new kid on the block Kyren Wilson is 26.
Is the lack of youngsters regularly at the 'business end' of the tournaments damaging the sport? I am not talking about snooker aficionados such as ourselves but potential new customers. Are they wanting to tune in to see a bunch of blokes in their 40s knock balls around?
Hearn admitted he wanted to see more media stories of youngsters making it. But how and when will this happen?
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