Phil Mickelson has his legion of fans. And those fans prove The Thrill can still move the TV ratings needle.
Lefty’s playoff win at the WGC-Mexico Championship spiked TV ratings by 21% from 2017.
VIEWERSHIP: Final RD coverage of the @WGCMexico on @NBCSports earned a 2.89 Overnight rating (2-630p ET), +21% vs 2017. Coverage peaked (4.51) from 6-6:30p ET during the playoff won by Phil Mickelson over Justin Thomas. pic.twitter.com/y11cN3gZj4
— Golf Channel PR (@GolfChannelPR) March 5, 2018
Can you imagine how the ratings would explode with a Masters Sunday final pairing of Phil and Tiger Woods?
Even with all major sports taking a TV ratings hit, any sane sports fan would believe a Mickelson/Woods Sunday final pairing breaks the ratings record (15.8) back in 1997 when Tiger blew away the Masters’ field for his first major win.