In a recent survey of 1,000 of its users, fantasy sports specialist Monkey Knife Fight (MKF) found that golf ‘s popularity would improve in ratings as well as participation in MKF prop competitions should the PGA return to the Charles Schwab Challenge on June 11.
Of the users of MKF, 76 percent reported engaging in a fantasy golf prop contest once golf returns. This compares sharply (increase of 181 percent) with the 27 percent who recorded having ever played one MKF golf prop contest before the pandemic. In addition, the desire of users to watch golf on television increased by 53 percent when it returned.
Founder and CEO Bill Asher said: “When golf is the only game in town, everyone suddenly becomes a fan. We’re looking forward to making our golf contests as exciting as possible for our users who are itching for live sports.”
MKF users also rated their top ten favourite MKF prop contest golfers, resulting in the following list: Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Brooks Koepka, Dustin Johnson, Rickie Fowler, Justin Thomas, Jon Rahm, Jason Day and Justin Rose.
MKF President Nic Sulsky added: “The purpose of Monkey Knife Fight is to allow our users a fun way to play fantasy prop contests with their favourite players. Monkey Knife Fight’s analytics team utilises proprietary tools to keep their finger on the pulse of the public’s interest in golf, not just those players that rate the highest in the world rankings.”