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Facts, figures from last 10 years on the PGA Tour
Mike Dudurich
Posted 2009-11-27

I came across some interesting facts and figures this week pertaining to the PGA Tour’s first 10 years of play in the new millennium. You could either wow them with your vast knowledge or stump them in a little question and answer (or question and guess) session.

Your choice, obviously, but check out some of these things compiled by the PGA Tour media staff.

MOST WINS – Tiger Woods, 56; Vijay Singh, 26, Phil Mickelson 24. Most notable among other multiple winners were those in this group: Retief Goosen, Sergio Garcia, Mike Weir, Davis Love III, K.J. Choi and Adam Scott. (Most of Goosen’s wins came early in the decade; Garcia has never blossomed into what’s been expected of him, underperforming only a little worse than Scott.)

MOST TOP 10s – Woods (121), Singh (118), Mickelson (96). Surprising names on this list: Jerry Kelly (62), Scott Verplank (60).

MOST HOLES IN ONE – Robert Allenby (6). There have been a total of 310.

MOST OF THOSE RAREST OF BIRDS, THE DOUBLE EAGLE – Tim Petrovic (3). In 10 years, there were only 38 recorded.

TOURNAMENT FACTS – 479 contested, 169 different winners, 103 playoffs, played in 28 states and nine countries outside the United States. There were 18 winners from countries other than the United States.

INTERNATIONAL WINNERS – 45 different players, 152 victories by internationals. Australia had the most individual winners, 12, and the most wins by one country, 33. Vijay Singh led the way with 26 wins, followed by Ernie Els with 9.

MAJOR CONCERNS – 22 players won major championships, Woods won 12 of them. Padraig Harrington and Mickelson won three each.

YOUNG GUNS – An even two dozen rookies won during the span and 14 of those have won again. Forty-four different players in their 20s registered wins, with the 20-somethings winning 117 times. Thirteen of them won in 2008. You’ll be shocked to know that Tiger Woods recorded 31 wins in his 20s.

STILL FIRING IN THEIR 40S – Just to show that their still plenty of ammunition in the guns of those players in their 40s, 39 different guys in that age group posted wins. They won a total of 86 times during that time, including 10 different players in 2003. Fourteen of the 40-somethings won that year, the most of any year. Leading individual? Yep, the affable Singh, with 22.

AND LAST, BUT NOT LEAST, MOST MONEY WON – Gee, now there’s a toughie. While it may not have taxed you to come up with Tiger Woods as the answer, how about the total he won? Would you believe $76,349,910?

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