March 4, 2012 will go down in history as the day Rory McIlroy became the second-youngest man ever to attain the title of world's No. 1 ranked golfer. While many believe McIlroy will go on to become one of the game's greats, only time (and a few more major championships) can impact the historical significance of this date. But golf aside, how will March 4 be remembered?
From a sports perspective, the NBA's Chicago Bulls (31-8) and the NHL's New York Rangers (42-15-7) are the current kings of their respective leagues. March is still too young to declare college basketball champions, though Kentucky (28-1) currently resides atop the NCAA Men's Basketball AP Poll, and Baylor (29-0) firmly atop the Women's. In the world of entertainment, it was a dominant, Rory-like performance by the film adaptation of Dr. Suess' The Lorax that took home the top box-office draw for March 4, 2012. Here's a quick look at the rest of the day's No. 1's.
McIlroy's Honda Classic win was also a big win for NBC Sports, which saw a 78% spike in it's overnight ratings for Sunday's finale compared to 2011--and the event's best overnight in a decade. With Neilsen yet to report, it's a little misleading to say The 2012 Academy Awards was the most-watched program for the week, though we can tell you CBS' 60 Minutes was the most-watched show of Sunday night.
And for those of you counting at home, Google remained perched atop the world as the most-visited website.
-- Derek Evers