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The Numbers from Tiger's Weekend Don't Lie
Tiger Woods' weekend in South Florida produced a stunning slate of statistical nuggets. Here are 9 of the best stats from Tiger, Rory, et al.:
17 — Tiger's win in the WGC-Cadillac Championship was his 17th WGC win. If you counted only those 17 wins, Woods would rank 48th on the PGA Tour's career wins list, ahead of players like Jim Furyk, Fred Couples and Payne Stewart.
$24 million — Woods has won more than $24 million at WGC events alone — a number that taken by itself would rank him 25th in career earnings on the PGA Tour.
100 — After a tip from Steve Stricker, Woods needed only 100 putts during the four rounds at Doral. That's the lowest number of his career. His previous best was 101 at the 2009 Arnold Palmer Invitational.
76 — The win was the 76th of Woods career — one more than Phil Mickelson (41) and Vijay Singh (34) combined.
27 — Tiger had 27 birdies during his four rounds. That's one short of his career best, 28-birdie showings at the 2007 Tour Championship and 2006 Buick Open.
40-of-42 — Woods is now 40-for-42 in his career on the PGA Tour when he's held the outright 54-hole lead.
1 — Rory McIlroy's second-round 69 at Doral was his first under-par round of 2013.
4 — Brandt Snedeker has missed the last four tournaments of the season with a rib injury, but he still sits atop the FedExCup points standings. That's what a three-week run of T2, second and first will do.
19 — Nineteen-year-old Jordan Spieth finished tied for second behind Scott Brown at the Puerto Rico Open.