Monday, September 14, 2009

One of Tiger's best years?

It is by his lights:
"Absolutely, it's one of my best years. There's no doubt about that. You know, I haven't won as many times as I did in 2000, didn't win any majors this year, but I've never had a year where I've been this consistent, either, this many high finishes and the number of events I've played."
In 16 starts, he has won six tournaments, finished in the top-three eight times, and finished in the top-ten 13 times. He hasn't won a major, but every tournament he has won has been in a very competitive field with the exception of the Buick Open. For his part, ESPN's Jason Sobel puts Tiger's "2009 campaign somewhere behind 1999, 2000, 2002, 2005, 2006 and 2007, but in front of 1997, 1998, 2001, 2003, 2004 and 2008, making this the seventh-best season of his 13-year PGA Tour career, right in the middle."