August 24, 2005

Will Tiger Woods Beat Snead's Record: Sam Snead has the most tour wins ever on the PGA tour. Most think that Tiger Woods is just aiming to break the majors record, which he many, but in fact he is also aiming to break Snead's seemingly unreachable record. Tiger Woods won at the WGC-NEC invitational bringing his career PGA wins to 45. I believe that soon the rest of the field will catch Tiger in driving distance as he begins to age, but knowing Tiger Woods one can never count him out. What do you guys think?

posted by redsoxthrowdown to golf at 12:18 PM - 12 comments

Let's see..... Currently averages 5 wins per yr. Has 45 wins. Is 29 years old. Let's just say he averages only 3 wins a year until he's 45. That's 90 total wins. Seems pretty realistic. 2 variables: Health and desire, and I don't think desire is much of a question. I think he'll go for the century-mark.

posted by mayerkyl at 01:04 PM on August 24, 2005

I think he'll keep winning them one at a time, like he's been doing. Will he make it? He's way past the halfway mark, and he's just now entering what are traditionally the best years of a pro golfer's career. There's no reason right now why he couldn't take the total wins record off and hide it somewhere. Still, they play the tournaments for a reason. It'll be fun to watch him for the next decade or two, whether he keeps winning or not.

posted by chicobangs at 01:55 PM on August 24, 2005

Imagine what his number of wins could be if he played more tournaments than he does. He has played 7 less events than Vijay already this year. That number is bound to grow. If he breaks Sam Snead's record it will be with far less tournaments. That is an incredible statistic.

posted by dbt302 at 02:30 PM on August 24, 2005

I would like to see a breakdown of winning peercentage. Not just total wins. Who had/has the highest average of wins per tournaments played?

posted by scottypup at 03:54 PM on August 24, 2005

If Tiger really wants it, avoids injury and no Bill Russell to his Wilt C comes along, then no doubts in my mind he gets 83+. Heck I think, as chico and dbt mention, he could just play an extra 6-10 tournaments a year and do it by his 40th birthday.

posted by billsaysthis at 03:57 PM on August 24, 2005

I think the biggest factor for Tiger is boredom. At what point will he be rich enough and complete enough that he just says, "Screw it -- I'm staying home with the wife?" When you have half a billion dollars and 15-20 majors at age 35, do you need to keep going?

posted by wfrazerjr at 04:07 PM on August 24, 2005

Yeah, I'd say ennui would become a problem if he continues to win on a regular basis.

posted by yerfatma at 06:53 PM on August 24, 2005

Yeah, I'd say ennui would become... thank the web for't confuse me vocabalary is small. I do agree...he can get total wins if he wants it and keeps playing long enough. Majors is still quite a challenge...and I doubt he will ever match Jack in first and seconds. I know...nobody likes second but Jack had a ton of 1-2's in the majors.

posted by stofer71 at 10:40 PM on August 24, 2005

Like several others have said, If Tiger really wants Snead's record, he will will make every effort to break it.

posted by daddisamm at 11:05 PM on August 24, 2005

i think tiger has a better chance of breaking jacks' major record than snead's pga record. (i'm not saying he'll do that; jack's record, as well as his long list of second places, is incredible.) why? as someone pointed out, focus. the pga weeklies don't matter nearly as much as the big four. i can see tiger keeping focused on the majors for years to come, years after he loses interest in the weeklies.

posted by ramon at 11:22 PM on August 25, 2005

memo to the guy who thinks Tiger is the longest in the PGA. he is not. Several guys outdrive him. He gave up that title several years ago in search of more accuracy. John Daly did the same. And 29 is nothing! Look at VJ Singh, he is 43 and winning at the same clip as Tiger! You actually get better with age. Jack Nicklaus won most of his titles in his 30's!

posted by bluekarma at 10:13 AM on August 30, 2005

and to those guys here who think they know golf..I have a 2 Handicapp..and I average 310 off the tee and straight. Recently won my district qualifier in the Remax Longdrive Competetion in Beaumont on June 26th.

posted by bluekarma at 10:15 AM on August 30, 2005

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