Originally posted on Awful Announcing  |  Last updated 2/17/12

LA JOLLA, CA - JANUARY 29: Phil Mickelson hits his tee shot on the 12th hole at the North Course at Torrey Pines Golf Course during the second round of the Farmers Insurance Open on January 29, 2010 in La Jolla, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
Last weekend, Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods played together in the final round of the AT&T National Pro-Am at Pebble Beach.  Phil Mickelson shot an 8 under round of 64 to come back from a 6 shot deficit to win the tournament.  After talk circled around the weekend that Tiger may finally break his winless drought, he shot a dismal 75 in the final round.  While Phil beat Tiger head to head to win the tournament, the PGA were big winners as well thanks to both players being in contention. The final national ratings at Pebble Beach were released on Thursday.  The tournament ended as the highest rated Pebble Beach Pro-Am in over 10 years, averaging 5.7 million viewers for weekend coverage on CBS.  Golf Channel also received record ratings for the lead-in to the CBS coverage on Sunday.  In no other sport do the top superstars affect ratings more than golf, especially with Tiger Woods.  When Tiger first missed time due to injury in 2008, golf ratings dipped almost 50% compared to t...

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