- Madden 15 Player Ratings: Top 5 Running Backs And Fullbacks
- Johnny Manziel's Nissan Commercial Converted To A Horror Film Trailer
- Check Out Daniela Ospina, Wife Of New Real Madrid Star, James Rodriguez
- Manchester United Unveils New Away Kits, Chevy Logo Still Too Goddamn Big
- Georgia's Todd Gurley Gunning For 2,000 Yards This Season
Here’s How You Improve Golf’s TV Ratings: More Mind-Blowing Trick Shots
It was a rough start to the season for the PGA, with a repeat customer winning its biggest event (boring), while Tiger (injury) and Phil (missed cut) sat on the sidelines. Apparently that was enough to keep you from tuning in, as the numbers showed a 20-year low in terms of viewership.
[ESPN] The average audience for the weekend coverage on CBS was 8.6 million viewers in 6.4 million homes, according to Nielsen ratings finalized Thursday morning. The last time the Masters had numbers that anemic was in 1993, when Bernhard Langer won by 4 strokes. That tournament was watched by 7.9 million viewers in 5.6 million homes.
So we got to thinking: How do you get more people to watch professional golf on a Saturday/Sunday afternoon? Speed up play? Schedule the tournaments at night, under the lights?
Then we saw this…
An auxiliary competition at PGA events, whereby professional golfers drop the stuffy B.S. and basically have an NBA All-Star Weekend Dunk Contest. Except with trick shots. Crazy, we know, but if it’d produce highlights anything like what the Bryan Bros are creating on their YouTube page — we’d definitely watch.
[H/T Bob's Blitz]
- Danica Patrick Says She's Sick of Being Sexy
- So What Does Bill Belichick Think About Weed?
- Deion Sanders: Johnny Manziel Has 'Ghetto Tendencies'
- The Top 10 Worst Yankee Contracts