I know what you're thinking. Who said that, Mark King, CEO of Taylor Made? Wally Uihlein, head of Acushnet? Maybe George Fellows, CEO of Callaway in a conference call with shareholders?
Uh, try te R&A's Peter Dawson, as quoted in Dan Washburn's Golf World story on the Asian Amateur (not posted).
At the tournament's opening press conference Dawson proclaimed "the game is moving east" and the "balance of the game of golf is going to swing permanently." He later told Golf World, "There is not 20 percent growth in the game of golf to be had in the U.S. or U.K., in my humble opinion. Out here there is."