Even without Tiger, golf can thrive on TV

FILE - In this July 2, 2009, file photo, Tiger Woods looks down the fourth fairway during the first round of the AT&T National golf tournament at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md. AT&T Inc. said Thursday, Dec. 31, 2009, it would no longer sponsor Tiger Woods, joining Accenture in dropping support for the world's top golfer, who's taking a break from the sport to focus on his marriage after his admitted infidelity. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari, File)

February 23, 2010 7:44:15 AM PST
Television viewership will fall without Tiger Woods, but the networks that air the sport can handle the setback.