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TV Ratings For Tiger Woods' Final Round Are Ridiculous

Tiger Woods takes a shot at the 2018 PGA Championship.

ST LOUIS, MO - AUGUST 10: Tiger Woods of the United States plays a shot from a bunker on the sixth hole during the second round of the 2018 PGA Championship at Bellerive Country Club on August 10, 2018 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

Professional golf is in a healthy place, with a number of young stars in Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy, Brooks Koepka, etc. But there's no doubt that the sport reaches a different level of popularity when Tiger Woods is playing well. Television ratings for the final round of the 2018 PGA Championship back that up.

With Woods in the hunt on Sunday, CBS saw ratings that were 69% higher than the previous year - 2017. In fact, it was the highest-rated Sunday for the tournament since 2009. Back then, Tiger Woods was also in the hunt and wound up finishing second to Y.E. Yang.

Woods finished second on Sunday too, two strokes behind the aforementioned Koepka.

The average household metered market rating/share was 6.1/14. Last year, it was 3.6/8.

CBS issued a press released on the numbers.

Woods didn't win a major this year, but he finished in the top 10 in both the British Open and the PGA Championship. Anyone who watched Sunday's action knows that he has what it takes again to get it done.

Sadly, we'll have to wait until April at The Masters to see him get another shot at winning his 15th major. He's still chasing Jack Nicklaus, who won 18 majors, for the most all-time.