Masters: Ratings affected by Tiger Woods absense

Tiger Woods is still apparently a deciding factor in the world of gold, especially when it comes to the audience interest, even keeping in mind the ever increasing popularity of Jordan Spieth and his goal of a second straight Masters win.

On Thursday, in the 1st round of Masters, ESPN attracted a 1.7 rating, averaging out 2.398 million viewers, as per Nielsen Fast National numbers. It was down from a 2.2 (3.218 million) viewers previous year, with Tiger in the pack.

It was said that the first round figures were much better than the ratings in 2014, the last year in where Tiger Woods was not in the pack. ESPN registered a 1.5 rating with a 2.006 million viewers. Woods has not played in any golf tournament as he recovers from his surgeries.

Woods is missing from this years Augusta National list for the second time in 3 years. He confirmed on Wednesday that he had amplified up his practice routine and was hitting the huge dog on his home course in Jupiter, Florida.

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Matt Kuchar All Set To Defend Title

Kuchar (Matt) has always been quite a predictable in pro golf since long.

He has taken part in 119 PGA events over 5 seasons starting from the year 2010 till 2014, recording forty eight top-ten finished & 84 top-twenty five finishes.

He is probably the sole golfer who did not endure any slump at that time.

However, the results have not been there in the last 2 months for RBC Heritage defending champ.

In typical style, Matt started this year with 5 top-25s in a row, including 1 runner up & a 3rd position. He has not ever missed out on cut in the past 6 events since February & yet he has just 2 top-25s & a top 15th finish.

“It had been tad frustrating, the past 2 weeks. It has not been typical play for me”, stated the champion golfer.

“I had 2 practice days which were really frustrating. I was aware that I was not where I wished to be & put in additional hours that what I anticipated. However, I did have a fantastic day & a wonderful practice session.” Read more “Matt Kuchar All Set To Defend Title”

Matt Kuchar is a professional Golfer

Matt Kuchar is a professional golfer from the United States of America who currently plays as a member on the US PGA Tour, having previously played on the Nationwide Tour.

Kuchar is a seven time winner on the US PGA Tour with these wins coming in a span of twelve years. He briefly enjoyed a lot of success at the beginning of the millennium before suffering a slump in form that saw him struggle to maintain his status as a US PGA Tour member. However, he managed to rejuvenate himself, built a new and one-plane swing from 2008 which paid immediate dividends with his results improving drastically.

Since then, he has become renowned as one of the most consistent performers on the US PGA Tour and has earned close to $ 15 million in prize money as well as recording 30 finishes inside the top 10 between 2009 and 2013. Matt Kuchar was also the winner of the money list on the US PGA Tour in 2010.

The American won The Players Championship title in 2012, the US PGA Tour’s flagship event, which is also the biggest victory of his career so far. This win propelled him to a career high ranking of number five in the world in the Official Golf World Rankings and he has spent over 40 weeks inside the top 10. Read more “Matt Kuchar is a professional Golfer”

Matt Kuchar is a professional golfer from USA

Matt Kuchar is a professional golfer hailing from the United States of America who is a member of the US PGA Tour.

Kuchar has won seven titles on the US PGA Tour in a professional career that has spanned twelve years. He briefly enjoyed lot of success during the early 2000s but he suffered a dip in form and struggled to maintain his status as a member of the US PGA Tour. But he managed to rediscover his touch, rejuvenating himself with a new and one plane swing and came back stronger from 2008 and this led to improved results for him on the Tour. Read more “Matt Kuchar is a professional golfer from USA”

Woods Back With Strength But Worried About Swing

Much to the delight of all his connoisseurs, Tiger Woods is back with strength but it’s his poor swing that is worrying him. The player had a tough time this year with surgery and injuries keeping him weak and off the field. However, the iconic golfer had been working hard in gym lately which has helped in enhancing the strength quotient as he is gearing to bounce back actively from December.

“We are quite past strength phase at present& currently my strength is back where it is supposed to be”, remarked Woods at the famous Isleworth Golf and Country Club – the club where he had spent the initial fifteen years of pro career. “Currently I am just required to have my speedy twitch going & get back my speed- which would be taking good time. That is the part of my 2nd training phase which is coming up right now.”

Tiger had his 5th surgery in twenty years- this year on back- & failed to score at a PGA event for 3rd in past 5 years.

Current world # 1 McIlroy (Rory) referred to Phil Mickelson and Woods as being on final holes of career while he was questioned when whether the best 2 golfers would be actually eligible for Tour Championship event for the 1st time from 1992. Rory was just noting the ages of the two golfers – Woods is 38 & Phil is 44- & their injuries. It was the “final few holes” part of his comment which turned into some internet sensation soon. While the Irish star was asked whether he feels it necessary to explain the remarks to the former # 1, he laughed saying-“ I have said even worse on his face.”

“I though it’s funny”, Woods remarked.