Off the Tee: Tiger Woods Ties All-Time PGA Tour Win Record
Late October is ordinarily a pretty quiet time in the golf world, but the sport was thrust onto the front pages alongside mid-season football and post-season baseball last weekend with a record-setting performance by one of the game's best players ever.
Tiger Woods, a 40-to-1 shot at the Zozo Championship in Japan, not only shocked everyone with a three-shot win over Hideki Matsuyama but in the process also pulled himself even with Sam Snead atop the list of most wins in a career on the PGA Tour.
In this edition of 'Off The Tee', Joel Harrington from 4 Deep Golf blog and I discuss victory number 82 all-time for Tiger.
Joel told me that Tiger's entry into the tournament seemed like a bit of an afterthought:
Tiger, who now has $120 million in career PGA Tour earnings, is just two months removed from his latest surgery, a scope of his knee, but Joel says it's made all of the difference in the world:
Joel says Tiger's win in Japan and a bump to the number-six ranking in the world standings all but guarantee that he will select himself with one of his captain's picks to play on Team USA in the Presidents Cup in December in Australia:
Joel says the moves were a bit of a surprise: