View Full Version : Tiger's 50th win

08-07-2006, 09:13 AM
Projecting the career numbers for Tiger Woods is complete and utter folly. There is no way to measure him. He is full of surprises. Just when you think he's going to win every tournament from now on, he falters. Just when you think he's in the throes of a slump, he starts winning. Just when you think his new swing is inferior to his old swing, he just keeps racking up W's.

You can't stop him, you can only hope to contain him. His victory last weekend at the Buick Open just outside Flint, Mich., was No. 50 (which TV commentators mentioned only about 50 times an hour). Well, yes, it is impressive and unbelievable. Tiger continues to amaze. Tip a beverage of your choice to the man who only rivals Jack Nicklaus as the golfer with the greatest skill of all time and may be without peer as the greatest clutch shotmaker of all time (not including Ryder Cups, however).

So here's a look at Tiger's career. Some stats, some highlights, some predictions.

Major championship batting average (winning percentage) as a professional: .282 (11-for-39). Another PGA Championship win at Medinah, where he won in 1999, and he'll raise it to an even .300.

Winning percentage on the PGA Tour: .238 (50 wins in 210 starts). Well above the Mendoza line for baseball utility infielders and a stunning percentage as a golfer.

Seventh on the PGA Tour's all-time victory list: One more win and he ties Billy Casper at 51; two more and he ties Byron Nelson at 52. Prediction: He'll get the full Nelson by the end of 2006. Perspective: Tiger's 50 wins are more than Davis Love (18), Fred Couples (15) and the late Payne Stewart (14) combined. His total is also more than the combined total of TV commentators Johnny Miller (25), Lanny Wadkins (21) and Gary McCord (0).

Next major championship Tiger is likely to win: Duh, the upcoming PGA. He already won a PGA there once and now the course has been lengthened, which only serves to Tiger-proof it even more. (Tiger-proofing is an oxymoron phrase that means hardly anyone but Tiger will ever win on that course again. For details, see Augusta National Golf Club.)


08-07-2006, 04:26 PM
11-39 in majors and 50 wins in 210 starts.. Those are some of the craziest stats I have ever heard of.. He has a higher major win rate than Arod has batting avg..

08-07-2006, 06:04 PM
His overall win % of 24 is crazy also. You're just not supposed to do that.

08-08-2006, 10:44 AM
This guy is clutch, comes down to the wire and he goes for the throat.