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SBD/January 25, 2012/Research and RatingsPrint All
Sports execs said Tiger Woods is still the golfer they are most interested in watching play on TV, according to results of a Turnkey Sports Poll taken in December. Fifty-three percent of respondents said they were most interested in watching Woods play on TV, compared to 15% for Rory McIlroy, who ranked second. Seventeen percent of respondents said they were not interested in golf. Respondents were also asked which golfers they would be most interested in tuning in to watch in the final round of a golf tournament if he is leading after three rounds. Sixty-one percent of execs said Woods, with 9% saying McIlroy (Turnkey Sports Poll).
Which golfers are you most interested in watching play on TV?
GOLFER% Tiger Woods53% Rory McIlroy15% Phil Mickelson7% Dustin Johnson2% John Daly2% Sergio Garcia1% Steve Stricker1% Tom Watson1% Zach Johnson1% Not interested in golf17%Which golfer, listed below, would you be most interested in tuning in to watch in the final round of a golf tournament if he is leading after three rounds? GOLFER% Tiger Woods61% Rory McIlroy9% Phil Mickelson8% John Daly3% Tom Watson2% Dustin Johnson2% Sergio Garcia1% Steve Stricker1% Zach Johnson1% K.J. Choi1% Jim Furyk1% Lee Westwood0% Ryo Ishikawa0% None of these1% Not interested in golf12%