Overnight rating of Sunday’s final-round telecast of the Tour Championship, which Tiger Woods won for his first PGA Tour victory in five years (“Woods proves he’s still got it,” Sept. 24), NBC Sports Group reported Monday. The rating is the highest in the 12-year history of the FedEx Cup playoffs and the highest Tour telecast this season, excluding the major championships. The audience was more than double that of the 2017 Tour Championship.
Position in the Official World Golf Ranking for Tiger Woods, an improvement of eight spots, after his victory in Sunday’s Tour Championship. It was the first PGA Tour victory for Woods, 42, in five years. He had missed most of last season after undergoing back surgery and plunged to as low as 1,199th in the OWGR entering the 2017 Hero World Challenge. Woods, whose 80 Tour victories include 14 major championships, was ranked No. 1 in the world on 11 occasions for a total of 683 weeks from mid-1997 through mid-2014. Dustin Johnson reclaimed the No. 1 spot in the rankings, dropping Justin Rose to No. 2 after two weeks at the top (ranking).