“Tiger Woods only won 27% of the tournaments he entered” stated the radio sports guy. When I heard this I mentally responded “how can that be when everyone is saying he is the greatest golfer in the history of the sport”?
Well according to www.pgatour.com Jack Nicklaus only won 12% of the tournaments he entered. Jack’s historical rival Arnold Palmer only won 8%. Tiger’s current rival Phil Mickelson has to this point only won 9%.
As fans and intelligent listeners of sports-talk radio, Please be careful about swallowing statistics and making snap judgments about those statistics without researching their veracity. If I had not gone to this web site and found these other stats I would have lowered my opinion of Tigers abilities.
Oh by the way, Tiger has finished in the top 10 63% of the time and 83% in the top 25. Jack Nicklaus finished 48% and 65% respectively.
Apparently all golfers have a lower percentage of success than we might expect. Yet when compared to their current and past contemporaries the cream rises to the top and Tiger remains at the top.