VI­JAY’S NINE WINS

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It ranks only tied-fifth in the record-books – be­hind By­ron Nel­son’s 18 in 1945, Ben Ho­gan’s 13 in 1946, Sam Snead’s 11 in 1950 and Ho­gan’s 10 in 1948 – and Tiger Woods’ nine wins in 2000 is more fa­mous and cer­tainly more iconic. But Vi­jay Singh’s nine PGA Tour vic­to­ries in 2004, as well as two run­ners-up spots and one third-place fin­ish, must rank as one of the most re­mark­able feats in modern golf. Not only did the then 40-year-old Fi­jian dis­play in­cred­i­ble con­sis­tency – he missed only one cut in 29 ap­pear­ances – his nine tri­umphs came in the mid­dle of what his­tory will surely come to call the Tiger Era.

There is, how­ever, but one slight caveat. Of Singh’s nine wins, only three came in events where Woods was present. Still pretty good though, in a sea­son worth a cool $10,905,166.

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