Woods Can Protect a First-Round Lead


In case you’re wondering, 11 of Tiger Woods’ 66 PGA Tour victories have been wire-to-wire triumphs.
While a lot’s made of his record with the lead going into the final round of a PGA Tour event (45-3), Woods isn’t bad protecting a first-round lead.
With his 65 Thursday at the Quail Hollow Championship, Woods took a first-round lead for the 24th time in a PGA Tour event. He won 13 of those and has won 9 of the last 12 times he jumped out front in the first round.
Here are his wire-to-wire PGA Tour victories: ’06 CA Championship, ’06 Ford Championship, ’05 WGC-Bridgestone, ’05 British Open, ’03 BMW Championship, ’02 CA Championship, ’02 U.S. Open, ’02 Arnold Palmer Invitational, ’00 WGC-Bridgestone, ’00 PGA Championship and ’00 U.S. Open.