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Given the incredible final round drama and exciting playoff finish in this year's Masters, it was a surprise to see Masters overnight ratings down 22%. The golf world proclaimed Bubba Watson, his homemade swing, shotmaking ability, and likeable personality to be a rising star in the game. That may be true in due time, but his playoff victory over Louis Oosthuizen provided the lowest Sunday rating number since 2004, posting an 8.0 national rating for Sunday's coverage. The Masters found slightly better news in terms of overall viewership, with 13.5 million viewers on Sunday. That's still down from 15.3 million viewers last year, and is the lowest since 2008, but doesn't reach the low since 2000 - 11.7 million viewers in 2003. Here are the Augusta ratings since 2000, both with the national rating and average million viewers for Sunday, weekend totals, as well as the tournament champion...
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The new Masters champ says he had to switch phone numbers after one ESPN radio show refused to stop calling him for interviews.
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Ping will make some Bubba Watson clubs available for public purchase due to the growing demand for the pink club.
Masters’ champ Bubba Watson went on CNBC Tuesday to chat golf with Darren Rovell. Before the segment, Watson wandered on to the set and photo-bombed the anchors while they had no idea what was going on – or at least did a good job acting.
I’m telling you, the sports world needs more Bubba Watsons. This guy just plays golf and enjoys the crap out of himself in a first class...
Masters champion Bubba Watson tweeted this Photoshopped picture of his beloved General Lee car, from the old Dukes of Hazzard TV show, jumping the front lawn of the staid Augusta National Golf Club.
It's bound to raise some eyebrows at the 79-year-old private club.
“Sorry to all that are offended by my car, ‘General Lee 1’, but car is #Awesome,” Watson wrote.
The next stop in the up-and-down year of Tiger Woods will be the Wells Fargo Championship.
Woods announced Wednesday that he would play May 3-6 at Quail Hollow in Charlotte, N.C., where he won in 2007. He did not play the event last year because of a leg injury.
The last time Woods played there was 2010, when he posted the highest 36-hole score of his career (153) to miss the cut...
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Masters Champion Bubba Watson and singer Jordan Sparks will be playing today in Tim Tebow’s Second Annual Celebrity Golf Classic at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedre, Florida…Here is the twosome together posing for pictures last night.-TO
Bubba Watson Gets Graded a C+
Bubba Watson Hangs With Piers Morgan
The Australian Masters returns to Kingston Heath in Melbourne, site of Tiger Woods' 2009 victory, when the PGA Tour of Australasia begins its late 2012 season.
The tour announced Thursday that the Masters will be held Nov. 15-18 at the sandbelt course in southeast Melbourne, followed by the New Zealand Open on Nov. 22-25 at the Clearwater Resort in Christchurch.
The tour then...
Masters winner Bubba Watson relayed a story to the Scott Van Pelt Show's Ryen Russillo about a radio program that harassed him with 40 phone calls between 3 and 6am. Russillo joked that he hoped it...
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I thought I'd get this up while it's still around on YouTube, just because, damn, that's a cool golf shot. Here is Bubba Watson's shot that won him the green jacket. Enjoy it again.
When Tiger Woods kicked his club on the 16th hole during the second round of The Masters last week, a lot of people were outraged. With the way he had been playing, you can understand why Tiger was so frustrated. However, the Masters is one of the most prestigious golf tournaments in the world, and Augusta is one of the most highly-regarded courses. When pressed about the incident...
This non-handshake between Bubba Watson and chairman of Augusta National Golf Club, Billy Payne was the highlight of my Masters.
Mixed Signals – Check
Awkwardness – Check
Missed Connections – Check
After finishing last weekend's Masters like a 15 year-old Junior golfer, kicking and throwing clubs as if his Mommy told him he couldn't get ice cream after the game, grown man Tiger Woods told his fans this week that he he's taking a few weeks off instead of playing golf for money like a professional.
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PGA Professional Phil Mickelson And Eastbound And Down star Stevie Janowski Brothers From Another Mother? They have a pretty similar look, I bet stevie wishes he could hit the ball like Lefty. To see all brothers from other mothers click here.-TO
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