Tiger Woods’ scandal may have also put a dent in his ability to attract television viewers, reports the New York Post.
During this past weekend’s Bridgestone Invitational, which ended on Sunday, Aug. 8, 2010, Woods both played the worst golf game of his career and saw ratings for the final round decline 51% compared to last year’s Bridgestone tourney, when Woods won the event, the story says.
The article notes,"But more telling, the ratings were down 34 percent from 2008 — when Woods did not even play in the tournament."
Furthermore, the article states, "Viewers want to see [Tiger] and when he does not, they turn off the set by the millions. But if the latest ratings trend holds up, the game has a new problem: people are tuning out rather than watching the one-time champion struggle and fail."