Tour Championship nearly doubles TV rating


ATLANTA – NBC Sports says the Tour Championship earned a 3.3 overnight rating, an 83 percent increase from a year ago when Tiger Woods wasn’t playing and the FedEx Cup had already been decided.

Phil Mickelson rallied to win the Tour Championship with a 65 on Sunday in Atlanta, beating Woods by three shots. Woods, however, captured the FedEx Cup and its $10 million prize.

The Tour Championship had a 1.8 overnight rating for the final round last year, when Camilo Villegas beat Sergio Garcia in a playoff. Vijay Singh had mathematically clinched the FedEx Cup before the tournament started.

The Saturday overnight rating earned a 2.4, up from 1.3 last year.