Lets also have some perspective... there are tens of millions (maybe hundreds of millions) of people in the world that golf! Only a handful are considered the elite (Tiger, Lefty, McIlroy, etc). Mike Weir was part of that group for a very short period. So, its not like every other country is producing a dozen new elite golfers every year.
Both of my kids can smack a ball, and love going to the driving range - but have very little interest in walking a course or putting. I will likely be buing my oldest a junior membership this year, just to see if I can get him going - as he has the chance to be a very good golfer (exceptional club head speed, excellent muscle control and memory, and very coachable). Only problem is his friends don't golf!