DORAL, Fla. – Tiger Woods’ win at the WGC-Cadillac Championship was his 17th World Golf Championship victory and the 76th victory in his PGA Tour career. Here are other nuggets regarding Woods’ win here at Doral:
• A victory by Woods at the Arnold Palmer Invitational in two weeks would move him back to the No. 1 spot in the Official World Golf Ranking for the first time since Oct. 24, 2010. Current No. 1, Rory McIlroy, is not scheduled to play again until the Shell Houston Open, the week after the Arnold Palmer Invitational.
• Woods’ 76th victory comes at age 37 years, 2 months and 10 days in his 297th career overall start. He has 283 career professional starts.
• Woods has won five of his last 19 starts on the PGA Tour, which is 26 percent. His career winning percentage is 27 percent (76 wins out of 283 starts).
• The 100 putts for the week are a career best for Woods. His previous best was 101 at the 2009 Arnold Palmer Invitational.
• This is the seventh time Woods has won this event, although not all seven victories were played at Doral. Still, Woods has now won four events on the PGA Tour seven times – WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, Arnold Palmer Invitational, Farmers Insurance Open are the other three.
• Victory is the fourteenth in the state of Florida. He’s also won 14 times in California.
• Woods finished with 27 birdies this week, one shy of his best of 28, which came at the 2007 Tour Championship and the 2006 Buick Open.