It's still all about Tiger Woods when it comes to golf ratings.
The final round earned a 4.9/10 rating, a 23% increase from last year. The rating eclipses two major tournaments last year-The British Open and PGA Championship-which Woods did not play in because of knee surgery. - via Broadcasting & Cable
There are a lot of networks who are very happy (perhaps relieved) that Tiger is back, and back to his winning ways. Among them are ESPN and CBS. ESPN will air coverage of The Masters' first two rounds on Thursday and Friday, and CBS will air the weekend coverage. It is notable that the tune-up tournament for Tiger this past weekend at Bay Hill -- not a major tournament outrated both the British Open and PGA Championship without Tiger.