Tiger Woods Has Won His 80th Tour Victory at PGA Tour Championship

Carrie Guzman
September 25, 2018

Hicks, the lead voice of NBC's golf coverage, called it the most improbable comeback in sports history - obviously, a subjective line that Andre Agassi, Ben Hogan, and Monica Seles fans might take issue with - but improbable it absolutely was given Woods was sitting at No. 1193 in the World Golf Rankings on November 18, 2017. Streaming was also way up, as you would expect: the final round of the Tour Championship resulted in 18.4 million minutes streamed, up 561% from a year ago.

So how much money did everybody make who played at the Tour Championship?

Jack Nicklaus, the man widely considered the greatest golfer of all time and whose record of 18 major titles Woods is still chasing, said he was "happy" and "proud". Did people tune in even though Tiger won the Tour Championship right in the middle of Week 3 National Football League action?

Tiger Woods proved to be ratings gold again.

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"JUST IN: Yesterday's final round of the Tour Championship on NBC is the highest rated Tour Championship round on record (2000-2018) and the most watched tournament round, excluding Majors, in 2018", ESPN's Darren Rovell tweeted. A two-stroke triumph at the Tour Championship capped a comeback season that seemingly could not have gone better for Woods.

The Englishman knew a tie for fifth or worse would hand the money to Woods but he held his nerve to birdie the final hole and take the prize.

Woods is playing in his eighth career Ryder Cup, but first since 2012 as a result of his back injuries.

However, he capitulated on the front nine and the challenge never materialized but, despite the disappointment, McIlroy was still able to enjoy the surreal walk down the 18th fairway with Woods.

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