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May 14 2012

12:36 AM

Tidbits from the final round

From Elias Sports Bureau

Matt Kuchar won the 2012 PLAYERS Championship, becoming the 20th different player to win the tournament in the last 20 years. Over the last 20 years, the only other tournament on the PGA TOUR that has seen 20 different winners is The Honda Classic. Next week’s HP Byron Nelson Championship had a different winner in each of the past 19 years. …

David Toms again had a good showing again at THE PLAYERS. Toms was 5 under over a four-hole span from the sixth through the ninth holes. The last time Toms was 5 under over a four-hole span was in the final round of the 2001 Compaq Classic of New Orleans. In the last 10 years at THE PLAYERS Championship, the only other player to be 5 under through any span of four holes was Sergio Garcia last year in the final round. …

Tiger Woods didn’t have many bright spots this week, but he was able to birdie the famous 17th hole twice. It is the first time in Woods’ career that he birdied the 17th hole at the TPC Sawgrass twice in one week.  …

Luke Donald dominated the back nine in the final round with a 30. It matched the second-lowest score on either the front or back nine in Donald’s career on the PGA TOUR. In the final round of The Barclays in 2010, Donald shot a 28 on the front nine.  …

Donald had 16 birdies and two eagles at THE PLAYERS. It was the second time in his career on the PGA TOUR that Donald had 16 or more birdies and two eagles. The other time was at the 2011 Deutsche Bank Championship.

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