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Tiger Woods is the statistical king

By Kyle Porter | Golf Writer

Tiger Woods rolled through Bay Hill on Monday. (Getty Images)
Tiger Woods rolled through Bay Hill on Monday. (Getty Images)

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There wasn't enough room in our story about Tiger Woods' Arnold Palmer Invitational win at Bay Hill for all the mind-blowing statistics Woods has been racking up.

I thought I'd add a few of those here.

  • Woods has six wins in the last calendar year; nobody else has more than three. (via @jrayespngolf).
  • Woods has more wins at Bay Hill (eight) than Retief Goosen, Dustin Johnson, Geoff Ogilvy, Stewart Cink, and Rory McIlroy have total in their careers.
  • Woods was 30 for 31 on putts 10 feet and in over his last two rounds at Bay Hill (via @jrayespngolf).
  • Woods has now converted 52 of 56 third-round leads or co-leads on the PGA Tour.
  • Woods' age at the time of his 77th win: 37. Sam Snead's age at the time of his 77th win: 45. Woods trails Snead by five on the career wins list.
  • No golfer has gotten closer than two shots of Woods in the final round of any of his three wins this year (via @dougferguson).
  • This is the fourth time Woods has won three tournaments before the Masters in a single year (2000, 2003, 2008).
  • Woods has now won the Arnold Palmer Invitational 47 percent of the times he's started the tournament.
  • As of Tuesday, Woods will have been No. 1 for 624 of his 865 weeks as a professional golfer.

That last one just blows my mind. Woods has been the best for 72 percent of his career.

Others can say it I guess -- Michael Jordan, Roger Federer, and Albert Pujols come to mind -- but nobody has done it for as long or has been as undisputed as Woods.

It was fitting that the King (Arnold Palmer) was on hand to watch Woods' re-coronation on Monday afternoon at Bay Hill.

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