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Podcast: Golf Channel's Solomon On Covering Tiger's Resurgence

Golf Channel Exec Producer Molly Solomon joined the SBJ/SBD Media Podcast to discuss how Tiger Woods’ presence on the leaderboard affected coverage of this past weekend's PGA Tour Valspar Championship. In the podcast, Solomon discusses:

* How often NBC shows Woods -- “The numbers tell us what people want to see. If he had just made the cut, no, you’re not going to show every shot. But are you going to keep the audience apprised of how he stands? Yeah, because there is interest and the ratings tell us that. The decisions were really easy this weekend.”

* Whether golf needs Woods to be competitive -- “We still have Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas and Jon Rahm and DJ (Dustin Johnson) contending. Throw a resurgent Phil Mickelson and Tiger into the mix, it feels like what could be a golden year.”

* If she misses producing other sports -- “The great part of moving to Golf Channel is that it was within the company. For example, Sam Flood asked me to come up and work on the pregame show for the Super Bowl this year because so many folks had gone to Pyeongchang early and he needed some help.”