CBS showed a total of 344 strokes played during the telecast. CBS came on the air at 2pm ET and the final putt was at 6:52, so this worked out to 1.18 strokes per minute. CBS showed all but one shot from each golfer in the final group, skipping only a Bubba Watson tap-in on #2 and a Jordan Spieth tap-in on #17. Spieth scored 72, so the other "missing" stroke was the penalty drop on #12.
Early in the telecast, CBS seemed to be rooting hard for Fred Couples and cut to him frequently at the expense of other contenders until a double bogey on #11. After that, CBS focused almost exclusively on the final two groups and wound up showing a high percentage of shots from Matt Kuchar and Jonas Blixt. Overall, 74% of the on-camera strokes came from these two pairings.
The highest finisher who was not shown was Lee Westwood who came in 7th place. CBS showed a total of 20 golfers, but only seven players appeared for more than five strokes.
Best use of non-stroke air time: Jim Nantz paying tribute to the late Pat Summerall and Ken Venturi.
Worst use of stroke air time: CBS showing the out-of-contention Couples putting out for the double bogey on #11.
Here is the complete shot chart (including the three top-10 finishers not shown on the telecast):
|Jordan Spieth||70 (of 71*)||T2||1|
|Bubba Watson||68 (of 69)||1||1|
|Miguel Angel Jimenez||15||4||3|
|Jose Maria Olazabal||4||T34||17|
* Spieth took 71 "shots" plus one penalty stroke for a score of 72.
Note: The Pairing column reflects the tee time groupings in reverse order, so 1 = final pairing, 2 = next-to-last, etc.