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Audience Analysis: PGA Tour's Final Round Woes Continue At Players Championship

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 05 / 19 / 17

The Sunday woes for the PGA Tour continued at The Players Championship last weekend, as NBC saw another audience decline for a final round telecast. The Tour’s signature event, which saw Si Woo Kim win by three strokes over a leaderboard lacking big names, drew 3.69...

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