Love him or hate him one thing is undeniable, Tiger Woods is good for the business of golf and PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem must be thanking his lucky stars that the tour’s marquee player is back! Last week at the Bay Hill Country Club in Orlando Florida, Tiger made his customary charge on Sunday by nailing a 15 footish birdie putt on the 18th hole for a one stroke victory.
It was NBC’s highest rated golf coverage of the season, in fact the highest rated golf program dating back to Tiger’s victory over Rocco Mediate at the June 2008 U.S. Open. The Arnold Palmer Invitational scored a 4.9 rating, an increase of 23 percent over the previous year’s Arnold tournament. Tiger waited a total of three events before posting his first win since that U.S. Open, in just his third start after returning from knee surgery.
As we posted in our blog PGA Tour Asks Players to Play More Events, now would be a great time for Tiger to make a reappearance in the Canadian Open. Current rumour says, as posted in the March 31st Vancouver Sun, the Canadian Open is set to be awarded to Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club in 2011. It would be great for Tiger to put our National Championship on his schedule and make an appearance in Vancouver 18 months or so after the 2010 Olympics. What do you think are the chances??
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