News and notes from PGA TOUR officials for the PGA, Champions and Nationwide tours.
Tiger Woods played his last two events in the PGA TOUR Playoffs for the FedExCup in a collective 45 under par. Only once in his career has he been better than that in back-to-back events. He finished 48 under in the 2002 World Golf Championships-American Express Championship and the Walt Disney World Classic.
More on Tiger: In his last six starts, Woods has posted 19 rounds in the 60s (out of 24), including the last 11 in a row.
One more on Tiger: His 67.79 Scoring Average equals the all-time TOUR best set by Woods himself in the 2000 season.
Just one more: The win was Tigers seventh of the year. Its the fourth time in his career that hes won seven or more tournaments. No one else in the history of the TOUR has four seven or more win seasons.
The Fall Series begins this week at the Turning Stone Resort Championship with Steve Allan holding down the 125th spot on the money list with $568,059. There are seven events left in the season to secure a spot among the Top 125 and maintain full eligibility for the 2008 season.
Nick Flanagan will make his debut as a PGA TOUR member this week after winning three times this season on the Nationwide Tour.
Rory Sabbatini was the only player to finish in the Top-10 in all four PGA TOUR Playoff events for the FedExCup. He finished fourth in the overall competition.
Jay Haas extended his Charles Schwab Cup lead with a T2 last week at the Greater Hickory Classic at Rock Barn. Haas now has a 386-point lead over Brad Bryant.
One more on Haas: He leads the Champions Tour with 16 Top-10 finishes. He has a Tour-best four wins along with four second-place efforts.
Gil Morgans T5 last week in North Carolina pushed him over the $1-million mark in season earnings for the 11th consecutive season. That breaks a tie between Morgan and Hale Irwin for most consecutive years winning $1 million or more.
Jeff Sluman finished T15 last week in his Champions Tour debut. This week will see debuts from former TOUR winners Fulton Allem and Mark Wiebe at the SAS Championship
Double eagles are the rarest shots in golf, but youd never know it from recent years at the Albertsons Boise Open. For three years running, a competitor has made an albatross at the 16th hole'Justin Bolli in 2004, Charley Hoffman in 2005 and Dan Olsen in 2006.
Roland Thatcher finished T6 last week at the Oregon Classic to boost his season earnings to $401,632. Hes only the third player in Nationwide Tour history to win $400,000 or more in a single season. Zach Johnson was the first to do so followed by Troy Matteson.
As the PGA TOUR season enters the Fall Series, nine members of the Class of 2006 are safely within the Top 125 on the money list with another seven ranking between 126th and 150th.
Nick Flanagan has already graduated to the PGA TOUR thanks to his three wins this year and two more players'Roland Thatcher and Kyle Thompson'are hoping to join him as each has two victories.