August 3 2013
AKRON, Ohio -- How well is Tiger Woods playing this week at the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational? Well, here are some numbers to consider.
>>> Woods needed only 22 putts during the second-round, matching his second-best career putting total. His best came at the 2004 PLAYERS Championship when he shot a third-round 68 and went on to tie for 16th.
>>> This is the 47th time Woods has held or shared the 36-hole lead and he's gone on to win 36 of those events. The largest lead he has lost after 36 holes is four strokes at the 2009 PGA Championship when he finished second to Y.E. Yang.
>>> Woods shot his fourth career round of 61 on the PGA TOUR on Friday. Since 1983, Robert Gamez is the only other player on TOUR with as many rounds of 61 or better. Of the three previous events in which Woods has shot 61, he won only the 2000 Bridgestone Invitational.
>>> Woods' seven-stroke advantage matches his largest career 36-hole lead. He went on to win the last time he led by that many at the 2000 Bridgestone Invitational.
>>> Woods 36-hole mark of 66-61—127 is the second-best 36-hole score in tournament history, two stokes off the 125 total he scored (64-61) through 36 holes in 2000.
>>> The eagle for Woods on No. 2 was the eighth eagle of the year for Woods, twice his total for all of 2012 combined. It is the sixth eagle of Tiger’s career on the second hole at Firestone. He is a combined 39 under on that hole in his 54 career rounds at Firestone Country Club.
>> Woods has dominated the World Golf Championships since the series’ inception in 1999 with 17 wins in 41 starts for a winning percentage of 41. He hoisted his first World Golf Championships’ trophy since 2009 earlier this year at the Cadillac Championship. If Woods were to go on to win on SUnday, it would mark the sixth season in which he won multiple World Golf Championships events (1999, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007)