Tiger Woods Is More Popular Than Nick Watney, or Just Really Good at Getting High TV Ratings

Tiger Woods Is More Popular Than Nick Watney, or Just Really Good at Getting High TV RatingsWhile the golf world likes to pretend it's better off in the days of post-Tiger Woods dominance, the facts say otherwise.

Woods won his third event of the year on Sunday, shooting a 2-under 69 and showing that he'll forever be golf's biggest draw.

CBS' coverage of the AT&T National on Sunday brought in a 4.6 overnight rating, which is 171 percent above last year's final-round coverage, USA Today reports. Last year, it was Nick Watney winning it all.

Even Saturday's ratings were stellar for golf — a 2.2 overnight, up 69 percent from last year. Both days' ratings may go up farther, too, as several East Coast cities' figures were missing from the usual 56-market group due to powerful storms throughout the weekend.

Woods may not be drawing the record ratings that once marked his career, but — just like the rest of his game — those may not be far off, either.

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