Tiger Woods – epic fail? Hmmmm….

August 30, 2009 at 10:02 pm Leave a comment

I have been wanting to write a rebutall to my on-line friend, Lance Wilkerson’s, blog post about Tiger’s “failure” at the PGA Championship last week and in Tiger’s own other-worldy goals, a failure for the 2009 season. Lance is correct. Tiger measures himself on how he plays in the majors. And since he did not win one this year (and, GASP, got cut from one!), it would be a failure not to meet your own goals. However….

I preface the rest of this post with the mea culpa that I am a completely Tiger fanboy. As I am sitting here watching him make a tremendous comeback at the Barclay’s (just moved to a tie for second, up from a tie for 7th to being the day), I started thinking about the unreal stats Tiger has posted this weekend. There, I present the following for your review…

FedEx Cup Points – Tiger leads this & is obliterating the field. He has 3,431 points and leads second place (Steve Stricker) by 1,276 points. To find that big of a difference, Steve has this point lead on the THIRY SIXTH place in the field. Amazing.

Now, let’s look at earnings this year. Mind you, Tiger has only played in 13 events, 5 less than second place (Stricker again). Tiger is outpacing Stricker again by $3,488,077! To put this in prespective, to see who Stricker (again second place) is outpacing by the same amount, you have to drop down to 102nd place, Matt Bettencourt. The difference between first and second place on the money list is the same as the difference between SECOND and ONE HUNDERED SECOND!

Moving on, let’s look at tournaments won, # of top 3s, # of top 10s, # of top 25s, and cuts made. For argument’s sake, I am taking the top 10 players in the FedEx Cup Standings:

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Player Events Played Cuts Made 1st 2nd 3rd Top 10 Top 25

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Tiger Woods 13 12 5 1 0 11 12

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Steve Stricker 18 15 2 1 1 8 13

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Zach Johnson 21 17 2 1 1 7 12

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Kenny Perry 20 20 2 1 0 7 11

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Lucas Glover 22 18 1 1 1 5 11

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Phil Mickelson 14 12 2 1 0 6 6

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Y.E. Yang 19 15 2 0 0 4 10

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Geoff Ogilvy 16 15 2 0 0 4 8

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Brian Gay 21 15 2 0 0 4 7

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Sean O’ Hair 19 15 1 1 0 6 11

Can we all just agree that Tiger has had a heck of year in 2009? Stat analysis to follow….

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