Woods completed the regular season at the Tour Championship last weekend with an adjusted average of 68.56 based on 68 rounds. Vijay Singh, the winner of the Tour Championship, finished second with a 69.47 average through 96 rounds, while British Open champion Ernie Els was third at 69.50 based on 62 rounds.
Woods' actual scoring average was 69.00 while Fred Funk and 2001 PGA Champion David Toms shared second with an average of 69.64.
The No. 1 player in the world established the lowest adjusted scoring average record of 67.79 in his epic 2000 season, and his actual scoring average of 68.17 that year broke Byron Nelson's scoring mark of 68.33 set in 1945.
Woods won five times on the PGA Tour in 2002, including his third Masters title and his second U.S. Open. He tallied victories at the Bay Hill Invitational, Buick Open and the WGC-American Express Championship.