Tiger Woods helps ratings but not himself at Wyndham

Tiger Woods helps ratings but not himself at Wyndham
August 27
00:00 2015

In above photo: Tiger Woods (File photo)

The Associated Press

With Tiger Woods in contention and looking to extend his season, the Wyndham Championship in Greensboro on Sunday, Aug. 23,  produced a solid rating for CBS.

The final round had a 3.9 rating – the best for a non-major on any network since NBC drew 5.7 in May 2013 for Woods’ win at The Players Championship.

Woods began play Sunday, two strokes off the lead but struggled in the final round. He needed a victory to earn a spot in the FedEx Cup playoffs opener next week. Davis Love III won by one stroke.

During their practice round together before the Wyndham Championship, Woods pumped local favorite Love for tips on how to play the course.

Looks like Love saved a few secrets for himself.

Love became the third-oldest winner in PGA Tour history with his victory Sunday, while Woods’ season came to an abrupt end.

The 51-year-old Love closed with a 6-under 64 for a one-stroke victory over Jason Gore.

“Tiger and I were talking on the putting green – one of us needed to get going and win this thing,” Love said.

He did.

Woods had trouble getting his final round started.

The dominant storyline all week at Sedgefield Country Club was the mere presence of Woods.

He was poised to challenge Sunday, starting just two strokes off the lead. But he only had one birdie during his first 10 holes, dropping way off the pace with a triple bogey on the par-4 11th. Woods shot a 70, finished four strokes back and ended at No. 178 in the standings, well outside the top 125.

AP Sports Writer Joedy McCreary, writing from Greensboro, contributed to this report.

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