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FINCHEM PLEASED WITH MATCH PLAY; ABC SPORTS HIGH ON RATING
Published March 2, 1999
PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem, on the Andersen Consulting World Match Play Championship: "The popularity of golf has been enhanced this week by what people saw. We think it's a tremendous success" (USA TODAY, 3/2). The WALL STREET JOURNAL's Frederick Klein said the first event of the World Tour series may have been absent of the top names in golf, but the event still delivered for viewers: "What they did get ... was good golf delivered by good golfers" (WALL STREET JOURNAL, 3/2). In San Diego, T.R. Reinman: "The Andersen worked for San Diego golf fans, the players and the future of the event" (UNION-TRIBUNE, 3/2). ABC Sports' Dir of Media Relations Mark Mandel, on Sunday's 4.2/9 Nielsen overnight rating: "We just think these are terrific numbers given it's a new event" (WASHINGTON POST, 3/2).