Tiger’s Win a Godsend for Golf

Tiger Woods won the Arnold Palmer Invitational by five strokes over Graeme McDowell, shooting 13-under par in the process.  It was Woods’ first win on the PGA Tour since 2009.

This was significant because it was a full tour event against a strong field, and a performance so clean that he was never seriously challenged on the back nine.  Woods played flawlessly.  He was dominant.

In short, he’s baaaaaaaack – and golf is good for it.

Let’s be real about something: golf was relevant from a ratings and interest standpoint when Woods was dominant.  Viewers tuned in the last day of a golf tournament to see if Tiger either holds on for the win or if he will stage a comeback.

Did you honestly think that people cared to see a few no-namers compete on the last day of a tournament.  Hell even when Phil Mickelson and Rory McIlroy were in contention, it’s nothing like seeing Woods in contention.

Hell if you don’t believe me, do a study of how much golf made before and after Woods came on the scene.  I didn’t think so…

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