Tiger Woods is looking to pass Sam Snead on the all-time list of most PGA wins. Monday he got his 75th PGA tour win and now needs just eight more to pass Snead (82 wins) and become number one of all-time.
Woods’ 75th win was also special for another reason, he closed out the Farmers Insurance Open for the seventh-time and has now won at Torrey Pines eight times including his 2008 U.S. Open victory. This is the most wins any PGA player has ever had at the same course.
“I’m excited the way I played all week,” Woods commented. “I hit the ball well – pretty much did everything well and built myself a nice little cushion. I had some mistakes at the end, but all my good play before that allowed me to afford those mistakes.”
Woods ended-up winning with an even par 72 and had a four stroke lead. Canadian Mike Weir made the cut, but ended up tying for 68th.
It’s good to see Tiger Woods was able to bounce back following missing the cut in Abu Dhabi just last week. Both Woods and Rory McIlroy, the world’s two highest ranked pros missed the cut last week in Abu Dhabi. This is the second time in his career that Woods won a tournament following missing the cut.