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Tiger Gives Buick Open A Big Boost

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

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August 3, 2009

Tiger Woods' three-shot victory in the
Buick Open has given the PGA Tour event a 167 percent ratings boost
over last year, when Woods was recovering from knee surgery and did
not play.

CBS Sports said Monday its overnight rating was 4.0 with a 9
share, up from a 1.5 rating and a 3 share in 2008.

It was the highest final-round rating for the Buick Open since
it received a 4.3 with a 10 share in 2006, which Woods also won.

CBS also saw overnight ratings increase 100 percent from the
previous year when Woods won the Memorial and 200 percent when he won the AT&T National. He missed both tournaments last year because
of surgery.


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