THE GREATEST SEASON
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.