The Hero World Challenge, the stage for Tiger Woods’ (USA) return to the field after a seven-month absence, has seen a significant increase in viewership.Sports Business Journal reported today that the TV coverage of the Hero World Challenge, which concluded on April 4 (ET), averaged 617,000 households over the four days.That’s a 53 percent increase from last year, when Woods did not compete.The number of households tuning in during the first round more than doubled to 497,000, reflecting interest in Woods’ first day back on the course.The second round drew 488,000 households, a 99 percent increase over last year.The third round was watched by 1.03 million households, a 57% increase over last year and the highest viewership since 2019.The final round was also tuned in by 884,000 households, a 31% increase over last year.Woods withdrew from the Masters in April, underwent ankle surgery shortly thereafter and rehabbed to compete in the Hero World Challenge.He finished tied for 18th out of 20 players, but was able to complete 72 holes in relatively good shape, signaling a comeback.The RSM Classic, the final event of the year on the PGA Tour, was watched by an average of 120,000 households over the four days, according to 스포츠토토존 Sports Business Journal, which analyzed the “Woods effect”.

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