Tiger Woods Statistics: A Look Back at Torrey Pines’s Heroism

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Tiger Woods’s outstanding play on the South and North courses of Torrey Pines will always be remembered. It makes sense that Woods’ playground is Torrey Pines! In his storied career, the 82-time PGA Tour winner has won eight times at Torrey Pines!

Eight victories total—seven in the Farmers Insurance Open and the legendary comeback by Woods to win his 14th major championship at the 2008 U.S. Open. Woods’s three-decade career record stands at eight victories apiece at Bay Hill, Firestone, and Torrey Pines. Let’s examine the reasons behind Torrey Pines’ moniker, “Tiger’s Den.”

Tiger Woods made his Torrey Pines debut at the Buick Invitational (Farmers Insurance Open) in 1998. Although not quite as renowned as he has since become, it was obvious at the time that Woods would develop into a good player. At the Buick Invitational, he carded T3 in his third year of pro-life competition.

A year later, in 1999, Woods, who was 23 at the time, defeated Billy Ray Brown with a par-5 eagle to win the tournament for the seventh time on the PGA Tour. His eight victories over Torrey Pines began with this one. The next victory came at the Buick Invitational in 2003, shortly after he underwent surgery for his left knee. There was some amusement during the interim between the two victories. Woods’s finishes between 2000 and 2002 looked like this: second, fourth, and fifth.

Subsequently, Woods experienced his poorest Torrey Pines finish of that decade. He finished tied for tenth in 2004. Even so, it was a strong run that helped him win his next five games at Torrey Pines in a row. Woods won the Buick Invitational four times between 2005 and 2008. The 2008 U.S. Open title was his seventh triumph at the Pines.

Despite having an ACL tear at the 2008 U.S. Open, Woods defeated Rocco Mediate in the playoffs. Woods has more victories at Torrey Pine after this one. But four years later, with three games lost and one poor showing, the team finally won the next championship.

The 15-time major champion did not win at Torrey Pines for a long time since winning at the U.S. Open in 2008. primarily due to his absence from the 2009, 2010, and 2012 Farmers Insurance Opens. His 2011 performance was forgettable because he had recently returned from a break following his divorce.

At Torrey Pines, Woods tied for 44, his second-worst round total at the South Courses (he also finished T80 in 2014). Even so, the three-time U.S. Open champion created history at Torrey Pines, taking home $7,177,379 from the Farmers Insurance Open on its own. Add $1,350,000 from the 2008 U.S. Open, and the total rises to almost $8 million. Even though Woods may never play at Torrey Pines, his legend will live for forever.

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