Paige Spiranac has a theory about plummeting Masters ratings

Paige Spiranac offered an interesting theory Tuesday as to why TV ratings for the final round of the 2024 Masters were down compared to last year.

When replying to X’s post Reported by Nclr Golf On Sunday, 9.589 million viewers watched Scottie Scheffler win his second green jacket. “This is a 20% decrease from last year and the lowest rating at the Masters since Hideki.” [Matsuyama’s] Win in 2021” – The longtime golf influence speculated that the recent climate in golf could be a factor.

“Golf is in an interesting place right now. People are tired of the industry being all about money and not trying new things. Some changes need to happen.” Spiranac wrote.

Paige Spiranac spoke about the decline in Masters ratings in a message on X. Paige Spiranac/Instagram

Spiranac didn’t go into specifics, but a lot has changed in recent years, especially the civil war between the PGA Tour and LIV Golf, the Saudi-backed league that lures top players to the circuit with monster salaries. .

However, the PGA Tour surprisingly revealed last June that it would be partnering with rival LIV.

Despite minimal progress, Tiger Woods said at Sunday’s Masters that “we’re heading in the right direction.”

Scottie Scheffler prepares for the final round of the 2024 Masters on April 14, 2024. Getty Images
April 14, 2024 Scottie Scheffler wins the 2024 Masters. Reuters

Scheffler, the 2022 Masters champion, kept his foot on the gas Sunday as he raced toward his second win at Augusta National in three years, shooting a final round 68 to finish the week at 11 under.

In the final round of the 2023 Masters, Jon Rahm won his first green jacket with a four-stroke lead over LIV Golf stars Brooks Koepka and Phil Mickelson.

The event averaged 12.06 million viewers, making it the most-watched golf telecast in the past five years.

Jon Rahm and Brooks Koepka met in the final round of the 2023 Masters. Reuters

It also took place on Easter Sunday (April 9th). With Sports Illustrated annotation In 2023, “the number of out-of-home viewers will increase by 21%,” while this year, “the number of out-of-home viewers will increase by only 9%.”

Spiranac, who has 4 million followers on Instagram, has been posting from Augusta throughout Masters week.

She congratulated Max Homa on his great performance at the Masters after he finished the week tied for third with Collin Morikawa at 4 under.

Paige Spiranac posted on social media throughout Masters week. Paige Spiranac/Instagram

“Max is a very nice guy and you know he’s very close to winning a major!” she posted on sunday to x.

The PGA Tour will travel to Hilton Head, South Carolina this week for the RBC Heritage Event, and LIV Golf will travel to Adelaide, Australia next week.