June 15, 2009

Tiger Woods's ranking in the latest Harris Poll of the world's most popular male athletes: 1

Ranking of Phil Mickelson: 11

Number of consecutive years until 2006 that Michael Jordan was number one: 13

Number of golf courses in Scotland: 552

People per course: 9,170

Number of courses in U.S.: 15,007
People per course: 19,755

Number of courses in China: 320
People per course: 410,543

Average world golf ranking of the U.S. players in the past five Ryder Cups: 20.0

Average world golf ranking of the European players in the past five Ryder Cups: 42.9

Average world golf ranking of this year's U.S. team*: 30.2

Average world golf ranking of this year's European team*: 29.3

*As of July 5; captains' picks not included. Sources: Harris Interactive; Scotland's National Tourist Board; statistics.gov.uk; National Golf Foundation; U.S. Census Bureau; China Golf Association; cia.gov; PGA Tour; rydercup.com

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