Behind one of the most remarkable PGA Tour careers are a ton of brilliant stats. We run through 10 of Tiger Woods' best
We all knew that September’s Zozo Championship would be a momentous occasion as the PGA Tour’s first stop in Japan, but few of us really acknowledged just how much of a landmark this could be.
Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy Jason Day and Hideki Matsuyama headlined the field and the Japan Skins exhibition proved to be a fun way to kick off tournament week. But come the main event, the narrative proved to be much more significant.
Tying the lead after the first round, there was a distinct possibility that this could be the week Tiger Wood tied Sam Snead’s record of the most PGA Tour wins.
Despite the dreadful weather and the subsequent Monday finish, Tiger’s 82nd victory was a spectacle and a trademark Woods performance.
In case he wasn’t already 100 per cent certain of picking himself for the Presidents Cup team, this absolutely made his mind up, there was no way he wasn’t going to be playing. The decision to be part of the victorious US side gave us even more exciting stats to get stuck into.
At NCG Towers we love crunching numbers as much as anybody, so let’s take a look at some of the best Tiger Woods stats from throughout his career…
10 of the best Tiger Woods stats
1. Tiger Woods has won 22.8% of his starts on the PGA Tour (82 out of 359). If he had as many starts as Phil Mickelson (617) and won the same percentage, he would have 141 titles.
2. Tiger has won PGA Tour events in seven countries: United States, England, Ireland, Spain, Scotland, Canada and, of course, Japan.
3. Woods’ largest winning victory was 15 shots at the 2000 US Open at Pebble Beach – he finished on 12-under with Ernie Els runner-up on 3-over.
4. The Zozo Championship was Woods’ 32nd win by 3-shots or more. Since Woods’ first win, Phil Mickelson is second in this statistic with 12.
5. Tiger has won 18 WGC events and has the lowest cumulative score in those events at a cool 283-under par.
6. Woods has won five or more titles in 10 calendar years (1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2013). Of those years he won at least one major in seven.
7. The ‘Tiger Slam’ – when he won all four majors from the 2000 US Open to the 2001 Masters – comprised of 16 rounds and throughout that stretch Woods beat the field by an average of 5.4 shots per round. In total he beat the field by 86 shots during the Tiger Slam.
8. At the 2019 Presidents Cup Woods surpassed Phil Mickelson in terms of matches won. He is now the record American match winner with 27 victories.
9. Woods holds the record for the most consecutive cuts made on the PGA Tour, with a whopping 142.
10. Tiger is the only player since PGA Tour records began in 1983 to bogey the first three holes of the week and win the tournament. Eight hundred players have begun their week with three bogeys and only 16 have gone on to finish inside the top-10.
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