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Tiger Woods is through for '08, as is televised golf

(Credit: Watchdog)

Oh, my. Tiger is out for the year?

Keep the tournament organizers and TV executives away from sharp objects! For many millions of Americans, the golf season just ended.

Yikes. You won't be reading information like this for a while:

ESPN's U.S. Open coverage from 12 to 2 Monday was the most-viewed golf telecast in cable TV history, averaging 4.2 percent of homes that have ESPN and 4.76 million viewers - on a weekday afternoon!

NBC then attracted 7.6 percent of all homes in 56 major markets for the 2 to 4:45 p.m. slot, including the dramatic conclusion.

Promise to Jim Nantz: I won't make fun of you if the music and words accompanying Tiger's return, just in time for the Masters next April, veer a tad toward the sappy side.

Tags: jim nantz , golf

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