Say what you will about whether the media – print and broadcast included – devotes too much time to Tiger Woods, but if the ratings from the final round of the 2014 Masters are any indication, Woods and Phil Mickelson were missed.
The Sunday ratings for Bubba Watson’s three-stroke victory ahead of Jordan Spieth and Jonas Blixt were the lowest in 21 years for The Masters, averaging 8.6 million viewers according to Nielsen numbers. Not since
Bernhard Langer won easily in 1993 have the final-round ratings been as low.
Woods was never at Augusta due to back surgery while Mickelson was gone by Friday evening after missing the cut.
Coincidence that the ratings were way down without them?