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Sports 'Tiger effect' leads to highest PGA Tour ratings in 5 years

23:07  12 march  2018
23:07  12 march  2018 Source:   thescore.com

Woods cards 1-under 70 in opening round at Valspar Championship

  Woods cards 1-under 70 in opening round at Valspar Championship An up-and-down first round at the Valspar Championship was finished strong by Tiger Woods, who posted a solid score of 1-under-par 70 on Thursday. An up-and-down first round at the Valspar Championship was finished strong by Tiger Woods, who posted a solid score Woods started and finished the day with birdies, and showed flashes of his old self, but also sprinkled in four bogeys to stunt his move up the leaderboard.Here's a look at one of his best tee shots of the day on 17:The club twirl should have given it away.

Tiger Woods was one shot away from a chance to win, and the PGA Tour had its largest television audience in five years . By. Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Home » Tiger effects leads to highest PGA Tour

Tiger Woods gives PGA Tour television coverage biggest bounce in 5 years . Golf Channel's two-hour window before the NBC telecast Sunday earned a 1.65 rating , its highest -rated coverage for the lead -in window since it began in 2009.

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Tiger Woods was one shot away from a chance to win, and the PGA Tour had its largest television audience in five years.

NBC Sports Group says the final round of the Valspar Championship earned a 5.11 overnight rating, up 190 percent over the previous year and the highest-rated PGA Tour broadcast since Woods won The Players Championship in 2013. That doesn't include the majors.

Woods, returning from a fourth back surgery, was one shot out of the lead going into the final round. He had a 40-foot birdie attempt on the 18th hole to force a playoff with Paul Casey and came up short.

Golf Channel's two-hour window before the NBC telecast Sunday earned a 1.65 rating, its highest-rated coverage for the lead-in window since it began in 2009.

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Tigermania returns to PGA Tour .
Tiger Woods is back and so are the galleries as the 14-times major winner sent a jolt of excitement through the Arnold Palmer Invitational on Thursday, carding a four-under 68 that had the crowd around Bay Hill Golf Club buzzing. After a long absence from the game as he dealt with back issues, Woods's comeback and return to form have energized golf in ways not seen since he dominated the sport.Tigermania was back at Bay Hill as Woods climbed to the top of the early first-round leaderboard when he rolled in a monster 71-foot birdie putt on the seventh to spark a massive roar from the crowd.

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