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PGA TOUR Victories (15)
PGA TOUR Champions Victories (13)
International Victories (5)
Additional Victories (25)
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Was forced to withdraw prior to the start of the final round at the Shaw Charity Classic due to a back issue and was sidelined through the PowerSharesQQQ Championship.
Was sidelined for most of the campaign due to continued issues with his back.
Made 11 starts on the PGA TOUR Champions for the third time in four years and saw his streak of seasons with at least one victory end at five. Experienced recurring back issues for most of the first half of the season and, after playing in the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic in late March, did not return to the PGA TOUR Champions until the Encompass Championship in early July.
Picked up his second consecutive Byron Nelson Trophy, his third in the last four years, for lowest scoring average (68.64). Of his 47 rounds at stroke play, 31 were in the 60s. Reeled off three consecutive runner-up finishes in three straight starts during the month of June. Highlight of his year came in May when he was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame with Colin Montgomerie, Willie Park, Jr., Ken Schofield and former U.S. Open champion Ken Venturi.
Despite back woes limiting him to just 11 Champions Tour starts during the year, he still surpassed the seven-figure mark in season earnings, finishing third in the Charles Schwab Cup race, thanks to a pair of victories. Received perhaps his greatest honor in golf when he was named to the World Golf Hall of Fame in September and will be inducted in May, 2013. Won his second Byron Nelson Award in the last three years when he led all players in scoring average, at 68.52, the second-lowest average in history. He set the record two years earlier when he averaged 67.96. Also led in Driving Distance (298.6 yards) for the second time in the last three years.
Made five PGA TOUR starts, highlighted by a pair of top-15 finishes. Had five top-10s in nine Champions Tour starts, marked by a pair of wins.
Made seven starts on the PGA TOUR. His record-setting rookie season was a memorable one. The PGA TOUR Champions Rookie of the Year posted four wins, established new records in three statistical categories and set a career-best with earnings, totaling $2,344,894. Led all players in Final-Round Scoring Average by more than two strokes (66.67; Tom Watson was second at 68.91), in Putts Per Round (28.20) and Total Eagles (17).
Finished 75th on the money list, marking the 23rd time in 29 years on TOUR he has finished in the top-75 on the money list.
Recorded three top 10s.
Competed in four PGA TOUR events.
Struggled after the U.S. Open, and eventually was diagnosed with blood clot in right arm in September after withdrawing from the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational. Spent three days in a Columbus, Ga., hospital.
With back issues largely under control, posted four top-10s and played a crucial role on the victorious United States Presidents Cup squad.
Missed just one cut in 18 starts.
Finished out of the top 125 on the money list for the first time in his career. Previous-low finish was 76th in 1986.
Had six top 10s. Also won three unofficial titles late in the season.
For third time in his career, he collected two victories.
Had seven top 10s.
Missed three months of the season due to tear in the outer layer of a disc in his lower back.
He enjoyed a career year, winning three tournaments, including the Masters, and earned more than $1.3 million to finish No. 1 on the money list for the only time in his career. Earned his second consecutive Player of the Year Award as voted by the players. Also won the Vardon Trophy for a second consecutive year. Additional hardware came via the Arnold Palmer Award and PGA of America Player of the Year.
Won three unofficial tournaments.
Finished in the top 10 in three of the season's four majors.
Fell to 76th on the final money list and had only one top-10 all season.
Play dropped off as he went winless. But he did have seven top 10s, including a T4.
He had ten top-10 performances to finish seventh on the money list.