I just stumbled on an interesting article by a guy across the 'pond' named Lawrence Donegan.
In short, Donegan writes that all newspapers used to have dedicated golf writers, but today only the New York Times and USA Today has one.
I know this is true, but I believe it's more for economic reasons than because of demand for golf-related articles. For instance, The Golf Channel (I know it's a tv station and not a print publication) runs 24-hours a day and it certainly isn't hurting for advertisers.
Which means it come down to what type of sports writing will sell more papers... and unfortunately it's baseball, football and basketball here in the States.