Golf

Barred from the course, fans tune-in to skins match

Share this with
Copy
Share this article
ByReuters
19/05/2020 at 01:44 | Updated 19/05/2020 at 01:45

NEW YORK, May 18 (Reuters) - The first live televised golf event in the United States since the coronavirus outbreak brought world sport to a standstill attracted an average of 2.35 million viewers on Sunday, NBC Sports said.

World number one Rory McIlroy paired up with Dustin Johnson to defeat Rickie Fowler and Matthew Wolff in a charity skins match, with the event raising more than $5.5 million for COVID-19 relief.

With sports fans starved of live action due to the coronavirus shutdown, the event received roughly the same level of viewership as PGA Tour broadcasts during the second quarter of 2019, NBC Sports said.

Golf

Nicklaus not letting virus stop Memorial handshake tradition

6 HOURS AGO

The Tour is set to resume next month under strict social distancing rules, with fans still banned from attending.

NASCAR also resumed on Sunday and pulled in 6.32 million viewers, making it the most watched non-Daytona 500 NASCAR Cup race since Atlanta on March 5 2017. (Reporting By Amy Tennery; Editing by Peter Rutherford )

Golf

Morikawa eager to extend love affair with Muirfield

9 HOURS AGO
Golf

No roars as Tiger makes return to sounds of silence

10 HOURS AGO
Related Topics
Golf
Share this with
Copy
Share this article