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Sports and Entertainment Ratings Buzz: March 16-22

If you would like to ask about or request ratings for a program or event on these networks, please reach Douglas on Twitter @SonOfTheBronx. NCAA March Madness Tuesday, March 17, 2015 on truTV TIME PROGRAM HH VWRS (000) 6:30 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament: First Round: Hampton 0.6 903 9:05 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament (bridge) 0.8 1278 9:24 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Daily Fantasy Golf: The Valero Open at TPC San Antonio

Daily Fantasy Golf:  The Arnold Palmer Invitational Recap Matt Every sunk an 18 foot birdie putt on the 72nd hole for a final round 66 and the outright lead and repeat championship at Bay Hill.  This marks the ninth straight tournament of the year that the winner has come from behind to win over the 54 hole leader.  Great job Matt.Golf is quite an amazing sport, and may be one...
Via Football Nation
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Power Rankings - Valero Texas Open

March is a great month for sports. There's March Madness, which is heading to into the Sweet 16, and Major League Baseball is deep into spring training, both on top of the NBA and NHL heading for their respective playoffs. Buried under all that sporting content is the run-up to The Masters, golf's most prestigious major. Sports fans, get to you couch, get out your beer, and for heaven...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Overnights Up, But Low, For PGA at Bay Hill

Overnights for the PGA Tour at Bay Hill were the highest in three years, but among the lowest since the 1990s. Final round coverage of the PGA Tour Arnold Palmer Invitational drew a 2.1 overnight rating on NBC Sunday afternoon, up 17% from last year (1.8), up 24% from rainout coverage in 2013 (1.7), and [...]
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Not the smoothest road to the Masters for McIlroy

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Rory McIlroy's road to the Masters was memorable for reasons not many would have imagined. He missed the cut at the Honda Classic. He was missing a club at the Cadillac Championship when he flung his 3-iron into a lake. And his highlight at the Arnold Palmer Invitational was eating a banana split after dinner with the King. ''He went into it like it was the last...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Every heads back to the Masters with a better game

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) The putt was from 18 feet on the final hole at Bay Hill, with the tournament riding on the outcome. The ball caught the left edge of the cup and disappeared, the gallery erupted with cheers and the winner gave an abbreviated fist pump filled with raw emotion. There was one big difference Sunday. Matt Every was wearing a blue shirt, not red. Every won the Arnold...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Injured Brooks Koepka withdraws during final round at Bay Hill

  Brooks Koepka withdrew from the Arnold Palmer Invitational after 11 holes Sunday because of a rib injury. Koepka makes his Masters debut in three weeks and is hopeful that a week off with rest and therapy will help. He is No. 18 in the world with wins in Turkey and Phoenix in the past five months. He says he first felt discomfort in his back on Friday before posting a 66. He had...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

PGA Tour: Zach Johnson records albatross on 16th hole at Bay Hill

  Zach Johnson made the second albatross in two days at the Arnold Palmer Invitational by holing a 5-iron from 207 yards on the par-5 16th hole Sunday. There had never been an albatross at Bay Hill since it began in 1979. Now there are two. Daniel Berger made his 2 on the par-5 sixth hole in the third round Saturday. Johnson says he saw the tournament host on the 16th tee and went...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Every wins championship at Bay Hill for second straight year

  Matt Every won the Arnold Palmer Invitational for the second straight year, making an 18-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole at Bay Hill to beat Henrik Stenson and earn another trip back to the Masters. Every rallied from a four-shot deficit last year for his first career victory. This one was even sweeter. He came from three shots behind Sunday with a 6-under-par 66, and he had...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Zach Johnson holes out for double eagle at Bay Hill

By Andrew DoughtyEntering this weekend’s Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill Club and Lodge in Orlando, there had never been a double eagle - or albatross -recorded at the course. After PGA Tour rookie Daniel Berger holed his second shot on the par-5 6th hole on Saturday, veteran Zach Johnson did the same but on the par-5 16th hole on Sunday.While the actual shot was beautiful...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Every wins Bay Hill for 2nd straight year

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Matt Every won the Arnold Palmer Invitational for the second straight year, making an 18-foot birdie putt on the last hole to beat Henrik Stenson at Bay Hill. Every rallied from a four-shot deficit last year for his first career victory. He came from three shots behind Sunday with a 6-under 66 that again sends him to the Masters. Stenson closed with a 70. He had...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Zach Johnson makes 2nd double eagle at Bay Hill

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Zach Johnson made the second double eagle in two days at the Arnold Palmer Invitational by holing a 5-iron from 207 yards on the par-5 16th hole Sunday. There had never been an albatross at Bay Hill since it began in 1979. Now there are two. Daniel Berger made his 2 on the par-5 sixth hole in the third round Saturday. Johnson says he saw the tournament host on...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Koepka withdraws with rib injury

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Brooks Koepka withdrew from the Arnold Palmer Invitational after 11 holes Sunday because of a rib injury. Koepka makes his Masters debut in three weeks and is hopeful that a week off with rest and therapy will help. He is No. 18 in the world with wins in Turkey and Phoenix in the last five months. He says he first felt discomfort in his back on Friday before posting...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Golf Channel experiments with a drone at the Arnold Palmer Invitational

Sports networks continue to look at how drones can improve their coverage. Recently we told you about Fox using one during a motorcross event. Now another network is experiment with a drone in a sport that really lends itself to drones. Golf Channel recently received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to use one at this weekend’s Arnold Palmer Invitational. Putting...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Daniel Berger shoots 2, makes first albatross in Bay Hill history

  Daniel Berger got into the record book at the Arnold Palmer Invitational with the first albatross in Bay Hill history, holing a 4-iron from 237 yards on the par-5 sixth hole Saturday. Berger's second shot narrowly cleared the rocks that separate the green from the lake. It landed near the fringe and trickled into the cup for a 2. ''I hit a big iron,'' said Berger, the 21-year...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Bay Hill: Late surge gives Stenson lead at Arnold Palmer Invitational

  Henrik Stenson of Sweden made a 20-foot eagle and a tap-in birdie over the last three holes at Bay Hill to seize control Saturday in the Arnold Palmer Invitational. Stenson had his second straight 6-under 66 for a two-shot lead over Morgan Hoffmann, who had a 71. Six players were separated by three shots going into the final round, including defending champion Matt Every. Rory...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Dainiel Berger shoots 2, makes 1st albatross at Bay Hill

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Daniel Berger holed out with a 4-iron from 237 yards on the par-5 sixth hole for the first albatross in Bay Hill history. Berger's shot Saturday narrowly cleared the rocks that separate the green from the lake. It landed on the fringe and trickled into the cup for a 2. He raised his arms to celebrate. The Arnold Palmer Invitational has been at Bay Hill since 1979...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Hoffmann takes 3-shot lead into weekend at Bay Hill

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Harris English knew what he was facing before he hit his opening tee shot of the second round. He already was nine shots behind Morgan Hoffmann, who played earlier and posted a 65 to lead the Arnold Palmer Invitational at 13-under 131. And it was only Friday. ''It's weird,'' English said. ''Usually on this golf course you shoot 1, 2, 3 under, you're playing some...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Golf Capsules

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Equipped with his first PGA Tour lead in 67 starts, Morgan Hoffmann played Friday like he wanted to stay on top of the Arnold Palmer Invitational. Hoffman made birdies on half of his holes for a 7-under 65, giving him a three-shot lead over Henrik Stenson, Harris English and defending champion Matt Every going into the weekend on soft and defenseless Bay Hill...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Morgan Hoffmann extends his lead at Bay Hill with 9 birdies

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Morgan Hoffmann had his first lead on the PGA Tour in 67 tournaments at Bay Hill. Then he played Friday like he wanted to keep it. Hoffman made nine birdies for a 7-under 65 and finished the second round with a three-shot lead over defending champion Matt Every in the Arnold Palmer Invitational. With the greens tougher in the afternoon, it was unlikely Hoffman...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandt Snedeker Goes Off The Rocks (Twice) And On The Green For Short Birdie

  Best shot of the week. I’m talking better than BeeJay Anya’s game-winner over LSU. Think about the odds of Brandt Snedeker going off the rocks twice at the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill and leaving a short putt for birdie that he sank…just kidding, he missed the birdie putt. Snedeker finished -4 for the round.     This embed is invalid" />
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Bay Hill: Hoffmann leads for 1st time after any PGA round

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Morgan Hoffmann was in the lead at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, marking the first time that has happened after any round in his 67 starts on the PGA Tour. No better time than on a day of strange doings at Bay Hill. Rory McIlroy was making his debut at Arnie's place, and the only time he missed a green Thursday was when his shot went into the water on the 16th...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Scott off to another solid start at Bay Hill

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Adam Scott is off to another good start in the Arnold Palmer Invitational with a 4-under 68 that put him one shot behind the early leaders on a warm Thursday. Scott didn't start quite as well as last year when he tied the course record with a 62. He only cares about finishing better. He couldn't hold a seven-shot lead on the weekend. Kevin Na, Ken Duke and Jason...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Arnie's grandson ready to make his own way at Bay Hill

ORLANDO, Fla. – The grandfather, the legend, the man upon whose door hook golf hangs its tam-o’-shanter, hasn’t hit a golf ball in a couple of months. He tripped on a rug at home and took a hard fall in December, separating his right shoulder. At 85, Palmer plays his golf mostly in the mind, through the endless spinning reels of yesteryear magic, his hair forever brown, his...
Via Fox Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Bubba Watson withdraws from Bay Hill after death of friend

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Masters champion Bubba Watson has withdrawn from the Arnold Palmer Invitational. Watson informed the PGA Tour on Wednesday that he was pulling out of Bay Hill because of the death of a childhood friend. No other details were immediately available. He is No. 2 in the world, leaving the tournament with four of the top five players in the world ranking. Watson will...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss
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