CBS Corp said on Tuesday that the broadcast of the Masters final round live coverage averaged 10.8 million viewers, making it the most-watched golf broadcast since last year's Masters final round.
The final 18 holes, in which Tiger Woods came from behind to win his first major title in 11 years, was watched by 37.2 million viewers in total, up 41 percent from last year’s live coverage. It was the most watched Masters Sunday in six years.
The victory led to an outpouring of praise from world leaders and US President Donald Trump said he would award Tiger Woods the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Tiger Woods’ family, daughter Sam Alexis, son Charlie Axel, mother Kultida Woods (L) and girlfriend Erica Herman, smile has he approaches them after he won the 2019 Masters. (Reuters)
Broadcast of the live coverage of the final round was moved to Sunday morning due to weather, which affected its ratings.