NEW YORK (AP) _ With Tiger Woods in contention and looking to extend his season, the Wyndham Championship on Sunday produced a solid rating for CBS.
The final round had a 3.9 rating _ the best for a nonmajor on any network since NBC drew 5.7 in May 2013 for Woods’ win at The Players Championship.
The rating was also the highest for a nonmajor on CBS since Woods’ win at the AT&T National in July 2012.
Woods began play Sunday two strokes off the lead but struggled in the final round. He needed a victory to earn a spot in the FedEx Cup playoffs opener next week. Davis Love III won by one stroke.
Ratings represent the percentage of U.S. homes with televisions tuned to a program.
The dominant storyline all week at Sedgefield Country Club was the mere presence of Woods.
He was poised to challenge Sunday, starting just two strokes off the lead. But he only had one birdie during his first 10 holes, dropping way off the pace with a triple bogey on the par-4 11th. Woods shot a 70, finished four strokes back and ended at No. 178 in the standings, well outside the top 125.
“I gave myself a chance, and I had all the opportunity in the world today to do it,” Woods said. “I didn’t get it done.”
Now comes a break before his next tournament, the Frys.com Open in October in northern California. It’s the first event of the tour’s 2015-16 season.
“This is my offseason right now,” he said.