It’s been a golf course that Tiger Woods never had much success in trying to tame. Sure, he had one victory back in 2001 at TPC Sawgrass for the PLAYERS Championship, but in the 12 years since it was lackluster. That all changed this week, as Woods captured the 2013 PLAYERS Championship by two shots.
It was Woods’ 78th victory in his 300th start. Coincidentally, Woods won on his 100th start on the PGA Tour, as well as his 200th. The win also puts him just four wins behind the all-time PGA Tour wins mark of 82 set by Sam Snead. Continue reading
Tiger Woods played in his first PGA Tour event back in 1992 at the age of just 16, when he competed in the Nissan L.A. Open. A few years later, he would play in his first PGA Tournament as a professional.
It took him just five events before he got his first win. Now, nearly 20 years later, Woods has 77 career PGA Tour wins, which is second all-time behind only Sam Snead. Continue reading
We have the Masters, U.S Open, British Open, and the PGA Championship. Then we have the World Golf Championships that take place throughout the season, as well as the FedEx Cup Playoffs that occur at the the end of the year. And then there’s the PLAYERS Championship. Often thought of as unofficially the ‘5th Major’, the PLAYERS Championship is essentially in a category all it’s own.
The PLAYERS Championship is known as the signature event on the PGA Tour, given the fact that it is played at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra, Florida, where it just so happens to be the world headquarters of the Tour. Continue reading
The Wells Fargo Championship is up this week on the PGA Tour from Quail Hollow Golf club in Charlotte, North Carolina. It is one of the bigger tournaments outside of the Majors and World Golf Championships every season, because of the strong field. But this year, there will be one player noticeably absent from a field in which he typically contends.
Tiger Woods has opted to skip the event this week at Quail Hollow, and instead will make his first appearance since the Masters at the 2013 Players Championship from TPC Sawgrass next week. Continue reading