Tuesday, 17 June 2008

Course of Action

Tiger sure loves Torrey Pines! The US Open was his 5th tournament victory in a row there. In fact, since 2003, he has only failed to win once - a pathetic 10th in 2004! His latest victory thus give him an average finishing position of 2.28 in that time, which is extraordinary consistency over 5 years.

In winning again there this season, he becomes the first golfer to win 2 events on the same course in the same season twice. Previous winners of 2 tournaments on the same course in the same season is a very elite group - Ben Hogan, Jack Nicklaus and Tiger (2000 at Pebble Beach). That's a pretty impressive collection of names. With the exception of Bobby Jones, I can't think of anyone else who would make a list of the top 3 golfers of all time.

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