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Golf in China grows bigger by the day

Originally Published: May 18, 2005
By Dan Washburn | Special to ESPN.com

SHANGHAI – Last summer, The New York Times Magazine labeled this "The Chinese Century." Earlier this month, Newsweek did the exact same thing.

So did Ernie Els. Although he, we can safely assume, was the only one talking about golf.

"The game in Asia is going to start taking off now – it's just a matter of time," Els said during the BMW Asian Open in Shanghai. "You have a really great Chinese player come through and it's really going to take off. The future of the ...

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