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March 11 2013

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Tiger's putting stats from Cadillac

Statistically, Tiger had one of the best putting weeks of his career at Trump Doral. (Ehrmann/Getty Images)

By PGATOUR.COM staff

One of the big reasons why Tiger Woods won the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship last week was his success on the greens at the TPC Blue Monster at Trump Doral. The 100 putts that he needed during the four rounds was the lowest total of his career at a four-round event, but that only tells part of the stastical story. Take a look at these numbers:

MOST PUTTS MADE OVER 8 FEET (Tiger Woods in the ShotLink era)

Year Event Total putts over 8 feet
2004 World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship 17
2013 World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship 16
2007 Wells Fargo Championship 16
2004 Deutsche Bank Championship 16
2003 Deutsche Bank Championship 16

TIGER'S 27 BIRDIES AT WGC-CADILLAC (by feet)
Among Tiger's 27 birdies last week, he had one hole-out from off the green (first round, fourth hole) and one 2-putt birdie (third round, first hole)

Distance Number of birdies
0-3 feet 6
3-6 feet 6
6-10 feet 7
10-15 feet 2
15-20 feet 5
Over 20 feet 1
Total 27

MOST STROKES-GAINED PUTTING IN AN EVENT (Tiger Woods since 2004)
Woods outperformed the field by nearly eight total strokes on the greens, ranking second in the field for strokes gained-putting. The only person better on the greens last week was Steve Stricker, who just happened to provide Tiger with some putting tips at the beginning of the week.
Last week's putting performance by Woods was his second-best performance on the greens since ShotLink began tracking strokes gained-putting data in 2004.

Year Tournament Finish SGP rank Avg./Rd Total SGP
2004 Wells Fargo Champ. T3 1st +2.34 +9.37
2013 WGC-Cadillac Won 2nd +1.98 +7.93
2007 Wells Fargo Champ. Won 3rd +1.95 +7.81
2009 AT&T National Won 3rd +1.89 +7.55
2009 Arnold Palmer Invit. Won 1st +1.87 +7.50

MOST ONE-PUTTS IN A 4-ROUND EVENT (Tiger Woods' PGA TOUR career)
For the week, Woods ranked second in one-putt percentage, having the most one-putts in his career in a four-round event.

Year Tournament Pct. Number of 1-putts
2013 WGC-Cadillac 59.72% 43
1997 HP Byron Nelson 56.94% 41
2004 THE PLAYERS Champ. 54.17% 39

FEWEST PUTTS IN A 4-ROUND EVENT (Tiger Woods' PGA TOUR career)
Tiger accomplished his career-best in total number of putts in a four-round event with 100 at the WGC-Cadillac. He finished with his best putts-per-round average with 25, ranking second in the field.

Year Tournament Finish Total putts Avg. per round Rank in field
2013 WGC-Cadillac Won 100 25 2nd
2009 Arnold Palmer Invt. Won 101 25.25 1st
1997 HP Byron Nelson Won 104 26 1st
2000 WGC-Bridgestone Won 104 26 5th
2003 BMW Championship Won 104 26 1st
2004 Wells Fargo Champ. T3 104 26 2nd
2004 THE PLAYERS T16 105 26.25 3rd
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