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It had been over 900 days since Tiger Woods last won an official PGA tournament before Sunday. With his victory at Bay Hill, Tiger Woods finally broke his winless streak and did something few men in the universe are capable of doing at the present time - kick Tim Tebow off the back pages of the New York tabloids. Tiger's victory isn't just great news for his game though, it's of course great news for the sport of golf. While Phil Mickelson has seen a revival in his game this year, and Rory McIlroy has asserted himself as a superstar with crossover appeal, neither is the proven ratings king that Tiger Woods is. Simply put, the sport of golf has missed this Tiger Woods for two and a half years. The dominant, best player of all time, not the hapless, wayward shell of his former self. And, with his victory, the sport got a huge boost in the ratings yesterday, even defeating the NCAA Tournament while Tiger was closing out his victory according to CNBC's Darren Rovell:
That number is a great one for the PGA Tour considering Bay Hill is a non-major event. It's even better news for the PGA considering it was going head to head against UNC-Kansas in the Elite 8 and a NASCAR race in Fontana. The NCAA game didn't have good news on the ratings front according to SBJ's John Ourand:
NCAA ratings had been holding steady throughout the tournament, but Kentucky's blowout win over Baylor surely had to hurt their Sunday ratings momentum. Overall, the tournament hasn't produced the kind of memorable moments we have come to expect. Yet, with four nationally recognized powerhouse programs in the Final Four, I'd expect ratings to increase dramatically from last year when both VCU and Butler were involved.
Today though is all about the PGA Tour high fiving each other because their messiah has risen from the ashes. With Tiger back in the win column, as well as Phil Mickelson and Rory McIlroy getting victories this year, one can argue that golf hasn't been in a stronger position in a decade, since Tiger Woods ruled the sports world before his personal life began dominating headlines. Tiger's win at Bay Hill will only serve to make this year's Masters a huge event for CBS. And if Tiger is in a back nine duel on Sunday with either Phil or Rory, it could be a history making event for the most prestigious golf tournament on the calendar.
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The New York Post has been known to create some attention-grabbing headlines over time. They've also been known to have something of an infatuation with Tiger Woods. So, with Woods winning for the first time since 2009 on Sunday, it only made sense that the Post would make Woods a focal point. Woods' win at the Arnold Palmer Invitational -- his first since the BMW Championship...
Tiger Woods is all smiles after his latest win, and golf fans are ready to smile again too.
Tiger Woods won his first PGA Tour victory since his infamous sex scandal at the end of 2009, in which a dozen or so women came out as having an affair with the golf king. Woods closed his victory at the Arnold Palmer Invitational with a 2-under 70 for a five-shot win over Graeme McDowell.
Seems like the prince of golf is may be back. With the Masters only two weeks away, it...
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Tiger Woods finally brought the buzz back to the very thing that made him famous -- winning.
Two weeks after another injury scare, and two days before his former coach's book goes on sale, Woods looked dominant as ever Sunday in the Arnold Palmer Invitational.
It was his first PGA Tour victory since a sex scandal at the end of 2009 led to one of the greatest...
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Tiger Woods finally brought the buzz back to the very thing that made him famous - winning. Two weeks after another injury scare, and two days before his former coach's book goes on sale, Woods looked dominant as ever Sunday in the Arnold Palmer Invitational. It was his first PGA Tour victory since a sex scandal at the end of 2009 led to one of the greatest downfalls...
Tiger ends 30-month drought with Bay Hill victory.
With Tiger Woods on his way to his first PGA Tour victory in over two years, overnight ratings increased dramatically for Saturday’s third round coverage of the Arnold Palmer Invitational. Coverage of the third round of the PGA Tour Arnold Palmer Invitational earned a 2.9 overnight rating on NBC Saturday, according to USA Today, up 53% from last year (1.9), and up 93% from 2010...
One swing cost Tiger Woods a comfortable lead Saturday at Bay
Hill. He still finished atop the leaderboard, leaving him one round
away from winning on the PGA Tour for the first time in 30
How exciting is this time of year? This weekend the Final 4 is decided in the Big Dance. The Marshall baseball team and softball teams both have conference games this weekend. Tiger Woods is in contention to win his first tournament in over two years. However, what can trump all of that? How about the fact that today is the eve, eve of spring practice for OUR Marshall University Thundering Herd.
Arnold Palmer has been released from the hospital Monday after being admitted Sunday for high blood pressure after watching Eldrick win his tourney. Arnold Palmer (pictured above) took some time this weekend to sign autographs for the ladies. Now we know where that blood rush came from. [Follow me @TravisHouser]
A man who gambles on professional golf has either mastered gambling on real sports, and has become bored by constantly winning 8 game NBA parlays, or is a degenerate loser who just likes wasting his money. Either way, it's important to know that U.K. bookies only needed Tiger Woods to win one easy tournament in the past 3 years to make him the favorite for The Masters which tees...
Fifteen years from now, maybe we'll think of the final round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational on Sunday as the opening scene of the second act to the greatest career in golf history.
It sure felt like it was the start of something special.
Starting the day with a one stroke lead over Graeme McDowell, Tiger Woods suddenly turned back the clock and did what he always did...