Tiger Woods: Some fun facts to know


Tiger Woods ended a five-year victory drought when he won the Tour Championship on Sunday.

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By finishing two shots ahead of Billy Horschel with a 1-over-par 71 and an 11-under-par 269 for the tournament, Woods earned his 80th career win on the PGA Tour, second only behind Sam Snead’s 82.

It was Woods’ first victory on tour since he captured the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational on Aug. 4, 2013 - 1,876 days ago. Woods held the third-round lead at the Tour Championship, and by winning he now owns a 54-4 mark in PGA Tour events when he holds at least a share of the lead after 54 holes, ESPN reported.

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Here are some things to know about Woods:

Woods has the most victories of any current player on the PGA Tour and is the tour’s career leader in money won in tournaments. Since turning professional on Aug. 27, 1996, Woods earned more than $113 million heading into this week’s tournament.

The Tour Championship was the 18th of the season for Woods, who has missed most of the past two years because of back surgeries. His best finish prior to Sunday was second at the PGA Championship last month in St. Louis.

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Woods is second only to Jack Nicklaus in winning major tournaments. Woods has 14 major titles, winning the Masters four times, the U.S. Open three times, the British Open three times and the PGA Championship four times.

Woods’ best season on the PGA Tour was 2000, when he won nine tournaments. During his career, he has finished second 31 times.

Woods, 42, made his first news as a 2-year-old when he appeared on the “Mike Douglas Show” on Oct. 6, 1978, and defeated comedian Bob Hope in a putting contest. Sunday’s victory provided another headline in a long list of achievements.


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