Tiger Woods’ Valspar finale: Highest TV ratings for a non-major in five years

Tiger Woods prepares to the at the 1st hole while playing the Copperhead Course on Saturday (3/10/18) during the third round of the Valspar Championship at the Innisbrook Golf and Spa Resort in Palm Harbor. DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD   |   Times
Tiger Woods prepares to the at the 1st hole while playing the Copperhead Course on Saturday (3/10/18) during the third round of the Valspar Championship at the Innisbrook Golf and Spa Resort in Palm Harbor. DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD | Times
Published March 12 2018

Tiger Woods' play in the final round of the Valspar Championship Sunday in Palm Harbor produced the highest-rated non-major PGA Tour broadcast in nearly five years, NBC announced Monday.

NBC's overnight rating of 5.11 was a 190 percent increase over last year's final round of the Valspar, and the highest rating since Woods' win at the 2013 Players Championship (5.7).

That overnight rating was also the highest golf telecast outside of the Masters since the 2015 PGA Championship (5.14)

The Valspar Championship saw 27.2 million minutes streamed, becoming the most-streamed PGA Tour event ever for the NBC network, and the fourth-most streamed golf event overall for NBC Sports behind the 2016 and 2017 Open, along with the 2016 Ryder Cup.

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