This week the Rocket Mortgage Classic takes place at the tony and very private Detroit Golf Club. This awesome event will put Detroit in the positive spotlight for the Golfing world to see. All access routes to the Detroit Golf Club have been spruced up for all to see. McNichols, 7 Mile, Livernois and Woodward all look beautiful!
However Golf viewership has declined over the years. The viewership of the Rock Mortgage Classic most likely will not top 2 Million Viewers.
Check out the stats from 2018:
Aretha Franklin’s funeral was held August 31st 2018 at Greater Grace Temple on West 7 Mile Road. After the funeral the Queen of Soul’s body was driven down Seven Mile to Woodward Avenue to her final resting place in Woodlawn Cemetery. News Helicopters and vehicles traveled with the funeral procession past the vacant storefronts which are now pristine. More people watched that procession than will watch the Rocket Mortgage Classic yet the business community made no effort to clean up and spruce up for the Queen’s world wide audience.
This is why Detroit fails. Detroit will spruce up and clean up for a sport that has greater than 77% White Players and a majority White viewership and not do a darn thing for our Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin.