Tiger Woods is the statistical king

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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Kyle Porter began his sports writing career with CBS Sports in 2012. He covers golf, writes poetry about Rory McIlroy's swing, stays ready on Tiger watch and loves the Masters more than anyone you know.... Full Bio

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