Tiger Woods’ win was the 81th of his career, but where does that leave him in his race to dethrone Sam Snead at the top of the list of all-time PGA Tour wins?
One. Tiger is now just one win away from matching Snead’s tally of 82.
‘I’ve still got, I feel like, a chance to play some more golf and maybe I’ll keep chipping away at that number and maybe surpass it,’ said Woods after his Tour Championship win last year.
‘But I just think that what I’ve gone through and what I’ve dealt with, I’ve gotten lucky, to be honest with you. I’ve gotten very lucky. I’m not playing a full contact sport or I’ve got to move people around in that regard. At 42 years old with a fused lower spine, that’s not going to happen.
‘But in this sport, it can. I’m lucky to have the opportunity to have the people around me to have supported me and worked through this process with me, and I’ve ground out a chance to win golf tournaments again.’
Phil Mickelson (44), Dustin Johnson (20) and Ernie Els (19) are the next best active players after Woods.
7. Billy Casper
PGA Tour wins: 51
Most wins in a year: 6 (1968)
First win: 1956 Labatt Open
Last win: 1975 First NBC New Orleans Open
6. Byron Nelson
PGA Tour wins: 52
Most wins in a year: 18 (1945)
First win: 1935 New Jersey State Open
Last win: 1951 Bing Crosby Pro-Am
5. Arnold Palmer
PGA Tour wins: 62
Most wins in a year: 8 (1960)
First win: 1955 Canadian Open
Last win: 1973 Bob Hope Desert Classic
4. Ben Hogan
PGA Tour wins: 64
Most wins in a year: 13 (1946)
First win: 1938 Hershey Four-Ball
Last win: 1959 Colonial National Invitational
3. Jack Nicklaus
PGA Tour wins: 73
Most wins in a year: 7 (1972)
First win: 1962 US Open
Last win: 1986 Masters
2. Tiger Woods
PGA Tour wins: 81
Most wins in a year: 9 (2000)
First win: 1996 Las Vegas Invitational
Last win: 2019 Masters Tournament
1. Sam Snead
PGA Tour wins: 82
Most wins in a year: 11 (1950)
First win: 1936 West Virginia Closed Pro
Last win: 1965 Greater Greensboro Open