March 11 2013
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|
|Over 20 feet||1|
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|
|2007||Wells Fargo Champ.||Won||3rd||+1.95||+7.81|
|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|
|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|
|2009||Arnold Palmer Invt.||Won||101||25.25||1st|
|1997||HP Byron Nelson||Won||104||26||1st|
|2004||Wells Fargo Champ.||T3||104||26||2nd|