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Talk about moving the needle: Tiger's second-place finish at the valspar brought in the best ratings for a nonmajor since 2013. Here is how woods has affected tv ratings at majors over his career
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THE MASTERS

Final rounds, since 1995

7.7 [CUT, W/D OR ABSENT]

9.5 [TOTAL AVG. RATING]

10.2 [TOP 5 FINISH]

11.6 [WIN]

TOTAL AVG. RATING

CUT, W/D OR ABSENT

TOP 5 FINISH

WIN

His historic 1997 victory drew 43 million viewers.

U.S. OPEN

4.0 [CUT, W/D OR ABSENT]

5.6 [TOTAL AVG. RATING]

7.0 [TOP 5 FINISH]

8.0 [WIN]

TOTAL AVG. RATING

CUT, W/D OR ABSENT

TOP 5 FINISH

WIN

The USGA's live stream of the 2008 playoff attracted 2.5 million viewers, a streaming record at the time.

THE OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP

3.0 [CUT, W/D OR ABSENT]

3.8 [TOTAL AVG. RATING]

4.7 [TOP 5 FINISH]

5.2 [WIN]

TOTAL AVG. RATING

CUT, W/D OR ABSENT

TOP 5 FINISH

WIN

His runaway win in 2000 at St. Andrews, four time zones ahead of the East Coast, still earned a 6.4 rating.

PGA CHAMPIONSHIP

3.8 [CUT, W/D OR ABSENT]

5.1 [TOTAL AVG. RATING]

6.9 [TOP 5 FINISH]

7.2 [WIN]

TOTAL AVG. RATING

CUT, W/D OR ABSENT

TOP 5 FINISH

WIN

His first majors head-to-head loss, to Y.E. Yang in 2009, still pulled in 10.1 million viewers.

SOURCE: SPORTSMEDIAWATCH.COM

THEY SAID IT

"I GO TO HIS RESTAURANT A LOT ACTUALLY. EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT WITH MY PARENTS .... TUNA WONTONS ARE GOOD, THE LAMB LOLLIPOPS ARE GOOD. YEAH, I RECOMMEND IT."

RORY MCILROY, winner of the Arnold Palmer Invitational, on Tiger Woods's south Florida restaurant, The Woods Jupiter.

SIGN OF THE APOCALYPSE

A FAN LAST WEEK SENT A $35 THANK YOU GIFT BOX TO THE SURGEON WHO OPERATED ON WOODS'S BACK LAST YEAR.