In 2000, the year most revered as Tiger Woods' best season, the man in red took home four PGA Tour stroke-play titles by May 28 when, on that date, he won the Memorial at Muirfield Village Golf Club.
This year, he has bested that date by 16 days -- and, in the process, set a new personal record for shortest time to four wins in a season.
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Oh, and did I mention it's also the first time that he has won four of his first six stroke-play events in a season?
And, lest we forget, he's probably a yellow Augusta flag stick from making that five of six.
Woods plays less than he used to -- he'd played nine stroke-play tournaments to get to four wins in 2000 and just six this year -- but he's way more efficient. He has won seven of his last 21 tournaments.
One out of every three!
Thirty-three percent of the time that he goes out, he wins!
This is craziness, and yet all anyone can talk about is how he can't win a major.
It's fair, too, because Woods has laid the foundation for the criticism from others when he talks about majors being the only thing that matters.
But this Players Championship felt like a major. With Sergio Garcia rolling (for 70 holes, anyway) and Woods grinding like only he can grind, it sure felt like it was a Sunday at the U.S. Open or PGA Championship.
I know it wasn't, but Tiger treated it like it was. It was as tough as he has looked all year, too. He told NBC after his round, "This was hard. The conditions got a little tricky."
It got tricky for sure on No. 14, where Woods dunked his tee shot in the water and went on to double bogey and fall back into a tie for the lead with Garcia. He recovered beautifully, though, parring Nos. 15, 17 and 18 and birdieing No. 16 to get to 12 under on the par-5s for the tournament.
It was enough to hold off David Lingmerth, who emerged as Woods' only competition after Garcia's disaster with the water on the last two holes.
This Sunday wasn't the most emphatic slam of the door that we've ever seen from Woods, but it was effective. And, on the 12th anniversary of Players Championship victory No. 1, Woods joins a group of only five golfers who have won this tournament multiple times.
Oh, yeah: it also seems fair to point out that, according to Justin Ray of ESPN, the last time that Woods won four tournaments before June (2000), he went on to win his next four majors.
Here's a great celebration with Woods and caddie, Joe LaCava: