2014 Players Final Round Ratings Down 54%

Last week Ed Sherman penned an interesting Awful Annoucing story with thoughts from various insiders at golf in a post-Tiger world.

Today he links to a SportsMediaWatch.com item looking at the 54% drop (2.6) in Sunday's final round rating for NBC's broadcast of The Players, where Martin Kaymer held off Jordan Spieth. The 2012 Players drew a 3.4, putting this year down 24% from Matt Kuchar's win.

The 5.7 for the 2013 Players included Tiger winning, whereas 2014 did have a deadly delay during back nine play. Which may explain how Saturday's third round average (2.0), was down 24% from 2013 (3.0).

On Saturday, third round action drew a 2.0 overnight — down from last year (3.0).