They've been coddled for far too long. Huge purses they're competing for... no Monday qualifying for those that didn't make the cut the week prior. And the PGA Tour consistently assuming that the niche viewers of the sport don't mind 6-hour rounds on Sunday....
Even with the DVR function at my disposal - I couldn't care less about the non-major events. Which includes the Players Championship, which has become a 5-hour-and-30-minute debacle.
I've got better things to do than spend a Sunday afternoon fast-forwarding through the mindless drivel and trivial bullshit on a typical PGA Tour final-round event, which even with the use of DVR takes too much time to sort through.
Whatever they can do to (1) shorten the final rounds of tournaments and (2) perhaps shorten the season to where I'm not personally experiencing PGA Tour tournament fatigue following the last major of the season - I would be all for.
The bottom line is that most of the high-profile players are making so much money that they don't really care if they're in the mix on Sunday. That aspect, and the fact that it takes them nearly 6 hours to play a round of golf (as threesomes no less!) hasn't added to my personal interest level whatsoever. Like Rory McIlroy is somehow motivated to suddenly play golf 3 out of the following 4 weeks to add another 10 million to his bank account....
But the amount of time it takes these knuckleheads to play isn't helping matters as it relates to garnering more viewers. And I'm not inferring that allowing measuring devices will change that, by any means. But if it should - that wouldn't be the worst thing.
The players today playing have it sooooo much better than the guys playing just 20 years ago. And that, imo, hasn't added very much to the excitement factor as it relates to the occasional viewer tuning in on Sunday.
There just ain't that much there to get all fired up about. And, quite frankly, not sure how much that would change even if they played in 4:30 versus 5:30 on Sunday. But... that would seem to be an obvious starting point for the tour brass to address.