Tiger Woods' record-tying win

Alex Myers discusses Tiger Woods tying Sam Snead for the most wins in PGA Tour history and a couple special encounters that may have helped along the way.

Released on 10/28/2019

Transcript

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So Tiger Woods won his 82nd PGA Tour title
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at the Zozo championship to tie Sam Snead's record.
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Think about that.
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82 PGA Tour titles!
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82!
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That's how many games are in NBA's regular season.
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And it's way too many.
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To celebrate this historic occasion,
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I wore my business casual Tiger red.
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Or maybe it's magenta.
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It's debatable.
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But what isn't debatable is how dominant
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Woods has been in his illustrious career.
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Listen to some of these staggering stats.
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Of Woods' 82 wins, 15 are majors.
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For comparison's sake, Fred Couples won a total
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of 15 PGA Tour titles in his hall of fame career.
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Of Woods' 82 wins, 16 have come
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in the state of Florida alone.
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Again, that's more than Fred Couples career win total.
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Sorry Freddy.
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Let's pick on someone else.
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I know,
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Woods has won at least five times
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in a PGA Tour season, 10 times!
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Rickie Fowler has won five times
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in his entire PGA Tour career.
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Okay you get the point.
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Tiger Woods' career has been absurd
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and all of his contemporaries can't hold a candle to him.
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Speaking of Snead, he met Tiger as a young cub
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and it looks like Woods was already wearing red, adorable.
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But nearly four decades later and with the fuse back,
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could Woods still win?
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This is something that many people actually wondered
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even after Woods' epic masters victory in April.
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And they even questioned if Tiger should make himself
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a playing captain at the President's Cup.
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I think the player definitely got the captain's attention.
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Woods joked after his 19 under performance
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to beat Hideki Matsuyama by three in Japan.
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And Gary Woodland may have put it even better
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when asked if Tiger should pick himself for team USA.
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If he doesn't that's dumb.
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Right on Gary.
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You know what's also dumb?
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Doubting Tiger Woods.
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Ever.
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When asked about getting to win number 82,
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Tiger said, It's just crazy, it's a lot.
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Yep it is.
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And considering Woods has now won three times in his past
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14 starts, it doesn't appear like he's anywhere near done.
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Especially considering he's undefeated
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since another special encounter.
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Just saying.
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