That would be an understatement for how this year has gone for golf. The sport has seen and continues to experience a civil war with the introduction of the controversial LIV Golf series.
The Saudi-backed LIV golf league has signed several big players and offered huge signing fees and cash prizes. However, the league has received intense backlash due to human rights abuses in Saudi Arabia as well as traditionalists for the experimental format employed by the LIV Golf Series.
It is therefore hardly surprising that LIV Golf is the most searched golf-related term on Google, according to data provided by the search engine at Golf Summary.
Golfer, golf-related phrases and golf questions are the three categories that make up the most searched golf topics on Google. Google analyzed “search interest” for topics using a sample of all searches, then ranked topics against the most important item in each listing to achieve a top 10 ranking in each. Google evaluated searches based on its trending data within the search engine. The platform did not provide raw search volume data for the year.
“LIV Golf leaderboard” and “US Open golf” came second and third on the list, respectively, after LIV Golf, but only generated 10% of the search interest compared to LIV Golf.
Tiger Woods is the most searched golfer on Google
American golfer Tiger Woods has had an illustrious career. He has a huge list of titles and records to his credit. In 2022, another distinction will be added to its fairly long list.
He is the most searched golfer on Google in 2022.
After a horrific car accident in 2021, Tiger Woods has remained virtually out of action ever since. He naturally prioritized his health and recovery after the accident.
However, he made a few appearances in some tournaments, but the spark he was known for wasn’t there yet. He withdrew from the PGA Championship in May after the third round due to discomfort in his injured right foot. He skipped the US Open as well as the Presidents Cup.
Woods competed in the 150th Open Championship but missed the cut. He finished 47th at the Masters in April.
Although Tiger Woods was mostly out of sight, he certainly wasn’t crazy yet. Fans were delighted when he announced that he would be participating in the Hero World Challenge that he organizes every year. Unfortunately, his hopes of a return to the car did not materialize as he had to withdraw after suffering from plantar fascitis.
But he was seen in action during the recent ‘The game‘ in partnership with Rory McIlroy against Jordan Spieth And Justin Thomas. Woods and McIlroy lost to Spieth and Jordan. But he is expected to have an action-packed 2023 and fans are more than excited to see more of him on the greens.
Phil Mickelson and Rory McIlroy came in second and third, respectively, among the most searched golfers on Google.