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    By the numbers: Woods’ 82 wins

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    Tiger Woods birdies the last to claim 82nd PGA TOUR win at ZOZO CHAMPIONSHIP

Tiger Woods has reached one of golf’s great milestones. His win Sunday at THE ZOZO CHAMPIONSHIP was the 82nd of his stories career, tying him with Sam Snead for the most in PGA TOUR history.

Let’s use the numbers to take a closer look at Woods’ incredible achievement.


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1. A CLASS OF THEIR OWN: Snead and Woods are the only players to win more than 80 PGA TOUR titles. Jack Nicklaus is the only other player to win more than 70.

Most PGA TOUR Wins All-Time
Player Wins
Tiger Woods 82
Sam Snead 82
Jack Nicklaus 73
Ben Hogan 64
Arnold Palmer 62

2. NOTHING BUT A NUMBER: Snead’s 82nd career TOUR title at the age of 52 at the 1965 Wyndham Championship. Woods won his 82nd nine years earlier, at the age of 43. Here’s a look at the age that each player reached various victory milestones.

Wins by Age
Sam Snead Victory No. Tiger Woods
25 5 21
26 10 23
28 20 24
32 30 26
34 40 28
37 50 30
38 60 31
41 70 33
47 79 37
47 80 42
52 82 43

3. PLAYING THE PERCENTAGES: Woods has won 22.8% of his PGA TOUR starts. He’s finished in the top 10 in more than half of his starts (55.2%). Woods has the highest winning percentage in PGA TOUR history. Ben Hogan is the only player with at least 200 career starts to win at least 20% of the time.

Highest Win Percentage (Minimum of 200 starts on PGA TOUR)
Player # of Starts Wins Win %
Woods, Tiger 359 82 22.80%
Hogan, Ben 300 64 21.30%
Nelson, Byron 287 52 18.10%
Snead, Sam 585 82 14.00%
Picard, Henry 201 26 12.90%
Nicklaus, Jack 595 73 12.20%
Sarazen, Gene 316 38 12.00%
Middlecoff, Cary 346 39 11.30%

4. FAST LANE: Woods won five times in his first 263 days as a professional, passing 487 players who had four or fewer PGA TOUR Wins. At the time, Woods needed to pass 160 players for the most all-time TOUR wins. The below table shows the number of players who had one or more victories than Woods at the time of his win at the event.

Win Number Event Won TOUR Note
1st Win 1996 Shriners Hospitals 402 players on TOUR had 2+ Wins
2nd Win 1996 Disney 306 players on TOUR had 3+ Wins
3rd Win 1997 Sentry TOC 232 players on TOUR had 4+ Wins
4th Win 1997 Masters 188 players on TOUR had 5+ Wins
5th Win 1997 AT&T Byron Nelson 160 players on TOUR had 6+ Wins
10th Win 1999 BMW Championship 83 players on TOUR had 11+ Wins
20th Win 2000 U.S. Open 29 players on TOUR had 21+ Wins
30th Win 2002 Arnold Palmer Invitational 12 players on TOUR had 31+ Wins
40th Win 2004 WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play 7 players on TOUR had 41+ Wins
50th Win 2006 Buick Open 6 players on TOUR had 51+ Wins
70th Win 2009 WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational 2 players on TOUR had 71+ Wins
80th Win 2018 TOUR Championship Only Sam Snead has more wins (82)
81st Win 2019 Masters Tournament Only Sam Snead has more wins (82)
82nd Win 2019 ZOZO Championship Tied with Sam Snead for Most All-Time

5. FRONT-RUNNER: Since 1996, Woods has won 93.2% (55 of 59) of PGA TOUR events when leading or co-leading after 54-holes in official 72-hole stroke play events. That’s the best win percentage of any player with four or more 54-hole leads and co-leads. When the outright leader, his win percentage increases to 96% (44 of 46), while the PGA TOUR average is 44% over the last decade. Woods is 25 of 25 when holding outright 54-hole leader and leading by three or more strokes (last win: 2019 ZOZO Championship).

When Outright 54-Hole Leader PGA TOUR Career (Official 72-hole events)
Shot Lead Conversion PCT.
1 11 of 12 92%
2 8 of 9 89%
3 or More 25 of 25 100%
Total 44 of 46 96%

WINS BY STATE
Florida: 16
California: 14
Ohio: 13
Georgia: 8
Illinois: 7
Michigan: 3
Maryland: 2
Texas: 2
Arizona: 1
Hawaii: 1
Kentucky: 1
Massachusetts: 1
Nevada: 1
New York: 1
North Carolina: 1
Oklahoma: 1

WINS BY COUNTRY
United States: 74
England: 2
Scotland: 2
Spain: 1
Canada: 1
Ireland: 1
Japan: 1

MOST VICTORIES AT ONE EVENT: 8
Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard
2000-03, 2008-09, 2012-13

World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational
1999-2001, 2005-07, 2009, 2013

EVENTS WON 5 OR MORE TIMES: 6
8: Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard
8: World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational
7: Farmers Insurance Open
7: World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship
5: BMW Championship
5: Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide

LONGEST WINNING STREAK: 7 
July 23, 2006 to Jan. 28, 2007
2006 The Open Championship
2006 Buick Open
2006 PGA Championship
2006 World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational
2006 Deutsche Bank Championship
2006 World Golf Championships-American Express Championship
2007 Buick Invitational

WINNING STREAKS OF 3+ EVENTS: 5
7: July 23, 2006 to Jan. 28, 2007
6: Aug. 29, 1999 to Feb. 6, 2000
5: Sept. 9, 2007 to March 16, 2008
3: Aug. 20, 2000 to Sept. 10, 2000
3: March 18, 2001 to April 8, 2001

CONSECUTIVE VICTORIES IN SINGLE EVENT
4: Arnold Palmer Invitational, 2000-03
4: Farmers Insurance Open, 2005-08
3: Memorial Tournament, 1999-2001
3: WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, 1999-2001
3: WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, 2005-07
3: WGC-CA Championship, 2005-07

MOST VICTORIES AT ONE COURSE: 8
Bay Hill Club & Lodge
Firestone Country Club (South)
Torrey Pines Golf Course (South)

MOST VICTORIES IN ONE SEASON: 9
2000
Mercedes Championship
AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am
Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard
Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide
U.S. Open
The Open Championship
PGA Championship
WGC-Bridgestone Invitational
Bell Canadian Open

MOST WORLD GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS WINS
Tiger Woods: 18
Dustin Johnson: 5
Phil Mickelson: 3
Geoff Ogilvy: 3

SEASONS WITH 5+ WINS: 10
9: 2000
8: 1999, 2006
7: 2007
6: 2005, 2009
5: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2013

WINS IN 20s: 46

(PGA TOUR record. Jack Nicklaus is second with 30)

WINS IN 30s: 33

WINS BEFORE 23rd BIRTHDAY: 7
Third all-time (Horton Smith, 14; Jordan Spieth, 8)

WIDEST WINNING MARGIN: 15 strokes
2000 U.S. Open
Tiger Woods, -12
Ernie Els, +3
Miguel Angel Jimenez, +3

VICTORIES BY 10+ STROKES: 4

2000 U.S. Open (15 strokes)
1997 Masters (12)
2003 Arnold Palmer Invitational (11)
2000 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational (11)

VICTORIES BY 7+ STROKES: 12 (14.8%)

VICTORIES BY 5+ STROKES: 17 (21%)

VICTORIES BY 3+ STROKES: 32 (39.5%)