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Tiger Woods had a massive impact on PGA Championship viewer ratings

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Is there a better site in sport than watching Tiger Woods competing for major championships on the final day?

The heaving crowds at the Bellerive Course in Missouri can consider themselves very lucky to have seen the 14-time major winner playing some of the golf of his life as he chased after title number 15.

Thousands of fans crammed themselves around the fairways and greens to get a glimpse of Tiger final round and they weren’t shy to let him know they were backing him.

Ultimately, Woods would fall two shots short but there is no denying that the electrifying atmosphere on Sunday was all due to Tiger.

Rarely has a crowd been louder or more enthused when watching the legend play and it was a racket that would have struck fear into the hearts of his opponents.

While Brooks Koepka showed he had buckets of nerve to hold off Tiger’s spirited challenge and make the Wannamaker trophy his own, all eyes were on the man who would finish second.

Tiger’s importance to the game of golf is undeniable and his incredible comeback this year has only gone to ramp up the furore surrounding him.

The simple fact of the matter is that Tiger draws crowds, both to the courses and to their televisions.

PGA Championship - Final Round

Astoundingly, it was reported by CBS that viewer ratings were up a staggering 69% on the final round in comparison to last year and that can be attributed to one factor and factor only - Tiger Woods.

Madness - he’s just one man.

That is a simply massive leap and just goes to show how valuable an in-form Tiger Woods is.

The fact that he is even playing again is a minor miracle, let alone challenging for major titles and fans simply can’t get enough.

PGA Championship - Final Round

While second place wasn’t enough for Tiger to secure an automatic spot for the upcoming Ryder Cup, it would be a truly daft decision not to pick him as one of the four captain’s picks.

He looks well and truly back to his best and you can’t help but feel that major title number 15 is only just around the corner.

Tiger Woods is back everyone - what a time to be alive.

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