Australia’s face and voice of golf Luke Elvy and I return to our weekly wrap-up of the golf. Of course, this time we talk Tiger Woods and his record-tying eighth win at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.
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Here are some additional Tiger-related facts following today’s victory:
Earns his 77th career PGA TOUR victory at the age of 37 years, 2 months and 25 days in his 298th(284th professional) career start on Tour
ALL-TIME PGA TOUR VICTORIES:
1) Sam Snead – 82; won 77th (1957 Dallas Open Invitational) at the age of 45 years, 3 months and 19 days
2) Tiger Woods – 77; won 77th (2013 Arnold Palmer Invitational) at age of 37 years, 2 months and 25 days
Earns 500 FedExCup points to move to No. 1 the FedExCup standings. Was last No. 1 in FedExCup standings following the 2012 PGA Championship.
Earliest Woods has three wins in a season since 2008, when he won his third at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.
2013 PGA TOUR tournament summary: Starts: 5; in money: 5; victories: 3; top-10 finishes: 3
Becomes the first player to successfully defend a title since Steve Stricker at the 2011 John Deere Classic.
Is the 15th consecutive American winner on TOUR, dating to Tommy Gainey’s win at the 2012 McGladrey Classic.
ARNOLD PALMER INVITATIONAL NOTES
Ties the PGA Tour record held by Sam Snead for the most wins at a single event.
- Greater Greensboro Open (1938, 1946, 1949, 1950, 1955, 1956, 1960, 1965)
- Arnold Palmer Invitational (2000-03, 2008-09, 2012, 2013)
With a final round 69, Woods would have equaled Sam Snead’s 2,181 strokes it took him to win his eight events in Greensboro. Woods’ final-round 70 left just one stroke shy of Snead with a total of 2,182 strokes in his eight API victories.
Has held at least a share of the 54-hole lead in seven of his eight wins at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. In second place in 2009, he trailed Sean O’Hair by five strokes, but won by one over O’Hair.
Claims sixth victory in last 20 starts on Tour.
Wins in back-to-back starts for the first time since the 2009 Buick Open and WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.
Has won three events before the Masters on three other occasions (2000, 2003, 2008). Did not win the Masters in any of those three seasons. Won three majors in 2000, none in 2003 and the U.S. Open in 2008.
Has won 77 out of 284 (27 percent) professional starts on the PGA Tour.
Tiger Woods tournaments with five or more victories (professional starts only)
Arnold Palmer Invitational 16 16 9 8 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013
Farmers Insurance Open 13 13 12 7 1999, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2013
WGC-Cadillac Championship 13 13 12 7 1999, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2013
WGC-Bridgestone Invitational 13 13 11 7 1999, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Wins for the 15th time in the state of Florida, which is the most of any state.
Has now converted 52 of 56 third-round leads/co-leads on TOUR. Has converted his last five third-round leads.
PGA TOUR Victories (77 total; 14 major championships):
1996 Las Vegas Invitational, Walt Disney World/Oldsmobile Classic.
1997 Mercedes Championships, Masters Tournament, GTE Byron Nelson Classic, Motorola Western Open.
1998 BellSouth Classic.
1999 Buick Invitational, the Memorial Tournament, Motorola Western Open, 81st PGA Championship, World Golf Championships-NEC Invitational, National Car Rental Golf Classic at Walt Disney World Resort, THE TOUR Championship, World Golf Championships-American Express Championship.
2000 Mercedes Championships, AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, Bay Hill Invitational, the Memorial Tournament, 100th U.S. Open Championship, British Open Championship, 82nd PGA Championship, World Golf Championships-NEC Invitational, Bell Canadian Open.
2001 Bay Hill Invitational, THE PLAYERS Championship, Masters Tournament, the Memorial Tournament, World Golf Championships-NEC Invitational.
2002 Bay Hill Invitational, Masters, U.S. Open, Buick Open, World Golf Championships-American Express Championship.
2003 Buick Invitational, World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship, Bay Hill Invitational, 100th Western Open, World Golf Championships-American Express Championship.
2004 World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship.
2005 Buick Invitational, Ford Championship at Doral, Masters Tournament, British Open Championship, World Golf Championships-NEC Invitational, World Golf Championships-American Express Championship.
2006 Buick Invitational, Ford Championship at Doral, British Open Championship, Buick Open, 88th PGA Championship, World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational, Deutsche Bank Championship, World Golf Championships-American Express Championship.
2007 Buick Invitational, World Golf Championships-CA Championship, Wachovia Championship, World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational, PGA Championship, BMW Championship, THE TOUR Championship
2008 Buick Invitational, World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship, Arnold Palmer Invitational, U.S. Open
2009 Arnold Palmer Invitational, the Memorial Tournament, AT&T National, Buick Open, World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational, BMW Championship
2012 Arnold Palmer Invitational, the Memorial Tournament, AT&T National
2013 Farmers Insurance Open, World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship, Arnold Palmer Invitational
70 victories in 16 different states
15 Florida (Arnold Palmer Invitational–7-2000-03, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013; FUNAI Classic at Walt Disney World Resort—2-1996, 1999, Ford Championship at Doral—2-2005-06, WGC-Cadillac Championship–2-2007, 2013; THE PLAYERS Championship—1-2001)
14 California (AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am–1-2000; Mercedes Championships–1-1997, Farmers Insurance Open–7-1999, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007; 2008; 2013, U.S. Open–2-2000, 2008; WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship–2-2003, 2004; American Express Championship–1-2005).
12 Ohio (WGC-Bridgestone Invitational—7-1999, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009; the Memorial Tournament—5-1999, 2000, 2001, 2009, 2012).
7 Georgia (Masters Tournament—4-1997, 2001, 2002, 2005; BellSouth Classic—1-1998; WGC-American Express Championship—1-2003; THE TOUR Championship—1 -2007)
7 Illinois (BMW Championship—5-1997, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2009; PGA Championship—2-1999, 2006
3 Michigan (Buick Open—2-2002, 2006, 2009)
2 Texas (EDS Byron Nelson Championship—1-1997, THE TOUR Championship–1-1999)
2 Maryland (AT&T National—2009, 2012)
1 Hawaii (Mercedes Championships—1-2000)
Kentucky (PGA Championship—1-2000)
Nevada (Las Vegas Invitational—1-1996)
New York (U.S. Open—1-2002)
Massachusetts (Deutsche Bank Championship—1-2006
North Carolina (Wachovia Championship—1-2007)
Oklahoma (PGA Championship—1-2007)
Arizona (WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship—1-2008)
Outside U.S. (7)
2 Scotland (British Open–2-2000, 2005)
2 England (British Open—1-2006; Amex-Championship—1-2006)
1 Canada (Bell Canadian Open–1-2000)
1 Ireland (WGC-American Express Championship–1-2002)
1 Spain (WGC-American Express Championship–1-1999)
Major Championship Victories (14):
1997 Masters Tournament
1999 PGA Championship
2000 U.S. Open Championship
2000 British Open Championship
2000 PGA Championship
2001 Masters Tournament
2002 Masters Tournament
2002 U.S. Open Championship
2005 Masters Tournament
2005 British Open Championship
2006 British Open Championship
2006 PGA Championship
2007 PGA Championship
2008 U.S. Open
International Victories (11):
1997 Asian Honda Classic
1998 Johnnie Walker Classic
1999 Deutsche Bank Open-TPC of Europe, World Cup of Golf (individual)
2000 Johnnie Walker Classic
2001 Deutsche Bank-SAP Open TPC of Europe
2002 Deutsche Bank-SP Open TPC of Europe
2004 Dunlop Phoenix
2005 Dunlop Phoenix
2006 Dubai Desert Classic
2008 Dubai Desert Classic