I don’t think there is any record in the great book of golf that is safe as long as Tiger Woods continues to play. Obviously, the world’s number one player would have to pull off a Grand Slam in 2014 to catch Jack’s 18 majors, but there are some other records, and milestones that are vulnerable this year. The Farmers Insurance Open is one of those places where a milestone is reachable this week.
The record for the most wins in one given tournament is eight, and held by only Sam Snead, and Tiger Woods. Slammin Sammy had eight wins at the Greater Greensboro Open, but the eight victories were at a couple of different venues. Tiger Woods has reached this number at two events.
The interesting caveat with Torrey Pines, is Tiger has won the Farmers Insurance seven times, including his four shot victory last year in the fog-delayed Monday finish. He could match the eight tournament wins at this venue, but he would be the first to win nine tournaments at one golf course.
Of course, he won the last of his 14 major championships at the US Open in 2008. Tiger limped around the Torrey Pines South Course in an 18-hole Monday playoff where he beat Rocco Mediate for number 14.
Tiger can reach the eight-win plateau at two events this year. He has seven wins at The Farmers Insurance Open, and seven wins at the WGC-Cadillac Championship which is played at Doral.
The other big record that will undoubtedly fall during the 2014 season is the total wins record. Tiger is currently setting at 79, and could become one of two people who have eclipsed the 80 win total. Sam Snead finished his career at 82, and the number is well within the reach of Tiger Woods during the 2014 season.
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