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Golf without discretion

So if you didn’t think Tiger Woods controlled the world of golf…

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The Tiger-effect on Tour events was evident once again, as Woods turned his tournament (he didn’t play last year due to knee surgery) into a ratings bonanza.

Check out this story via the Associated Press about the overnight rating at Woods’ AT&T National event at Congressional:

Tiger Woods’ win at the AT&T National drew an overnight rating more than three times higher than last year, when he was injured.

CBS said on Monday that Sunday’s final round of the tournament Woods hosts earned a 4.6 rating and 11 share, up from the 1.5/3 a year ago.

It was the highest rating for a non-major on CBS since the Buick Invitational in January 2008, which Woods also won.

Ratings represent the percentage of all households with televisions tuned into a program, and shares represent the percentage of all homes with TVs in use at the time. Overnight ratings measure the nation’s largest markets.

TRIPLED the rating. I’m sorry, but if there’s anyone out there that believes the Tour can thrive without Woods in the field, you may want to have your head examined. The guy IS the PGA Tour.

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Written by Jonathan Wall

07/07/2009 at 12:05 pm

Posted in PGA Tour, Tiger Woods

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