Tiger Woods | Visualising 81 PGA TOUR Career Wins

Tiger Woods has 81 PGA TOUR wins to date, second only to Sam Snead’s 82 wins. His 15 major victories include five Masters Tournaments, four PGA Championships, three U.S. Open Championships and three Open Championships. Before turning professional, Tiger had already won three straight US Amateur titles. Then as a professional aged 21, he became the youngest Masters champion ever, winning by the biggest margin in the tournament’s history (he finished 12 strokes ahead of runner-up Tom Kite). Following his second Masters victory in 2001, Tiger became the first golfer to ever hold all four major championships at the same time, an achievement that became known as ‘The Tiger Slam’.

This poster celebrates the achievements of one of the greatest golfers in the history of the sport, visualising Tiger’s 81 wins so far, alongside his Official World Golf Ranking and correlating performance stats per season. During the Tiger Slam between 2000 and 2001 for example, he was ranked in the top 5 in Driving Distance, Greens-in-Regulation, Scrambling and Putting.

It is clear when looking at the stats in Tiger's most successful seasons, that 'Greens-in-Regulation’ and 'Strokes Gained Approach' have been hugely influential. In fact, Tiger’s iron play has always been a big factor in his dominance of the sport. From 2004 when the PGA Tour introduced Mark Broadie’s pioneering ‘Strokes Gained’ stats, Tiger has ranked 1st in Strokes Gained Approach in 5 out of 9 qualifying seasons (it takes 50 rounds to be included in the PGA Tour’s statistical rankings). In 2006, Tiger’s most successful season so far in the ‘Strokes Gained’ era, he was gaining a mind-blowing 8.3 shots on the field on average per tournament with his approach play alone. Looking at Tiger’s incredible performance during the ‘Tiger Slam’ seasons (2000 and 2001), it is safe to assume that his approach shot stats would have been equally impressive if not more so.

This poster is a personal project that sits alongside my previous ’performance fingerprint’ posters. It represents a zoomed-out view of a player’s entire career, and is intended to pay tribute to one of the best golfers to ever play the game. Most importantly, I have left a gap for more wins as Tiger has plenty of opportunities to beat Sam Snead’s record over the coming years.




For more information on Tiger Woods’ achievements, please see: https://tigerwoods.com/timeline/ 
All data was correct as of 26th June 2019, but as always the stats are changing as the PGA TOUR season progresses. Data has been sourced from: 
Matt Miller
August 2019

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A Data Visualisation celebrating all of Tiger Woods' 81 PGA TOUR career wins so far.
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