THE GREAT­EST SEA­SON

Golf World (UK) - - PGA TOUR AT 50 -

The record for the most vic­to­ries in a sin­gle sea­son may never be beaten (By­ron Nel­son’s 18 in 1945), but the most im­pres­sive PGA Tour sea­son on record be­longs to Tiger Woods. In the year Jor­dan Spi­eth and Justin Thomas turned six, Tiger’s nine wins (16-24), in­clud­ing three of the four ma­jors (in­clud­ing the US open by a record 15 strokes) rep­re­sents the bench­mark for PGA Tour hero­ics. Twenty events, nine vic­to­ries, 17 top-five fin­ishes... aged just 24, Tiger won 63% of the po­ten­tial prize money avail­able to him that sea­son. When asked at the sea­son’s end how he rated his per­for­mance, Tiger sim­ply smiled and replied “Not bad”. Give the sea­son a mark, they pressed. “Not bad,” he replied. It’s one way of de­scrib­ing it. Su­per­hu­man is closer to the truth.

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