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Austin Karp is assistant managing editor for SportsBusiness Daily/Journal.

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Audience Analysis: Pebble Beach Down Despite Spieth's Win; Warriors Up On CSN Bay Area

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 02 / 17 / 17

CBS on Sunday drew 4.23 million viewers for the final round of the PGA Tour AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, which saw Jordan Spieth win by four strokes. That figure is down from 4.86 million viewers last year, when Vaughn Taylor held off Phil Mickelson by one stroke. The ’15 final round drew 3.6...

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