Record Equalled: Woods wins his 82nd PGA Tour title

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Tiger Woods equalled fellow American, Sam Snead’s record, set in 1965 of 82 tournament wins with his victory at the Zozo Championship.

In his first event since having his fifth knee operation nine weeks ago, Tiger woods has made history by equalling the tournament wins record (82), which was set over 50 years ago by Sam Snead. Woods played 29 holes on Sunday as the tournament attempted to make up for the weather delays, an amazing display in its self!

Woods has now won 3 times in the last 13 months, which includes victories at the 2018 Tour Championship and the 2019 Masters.

When Woods was really in trouble with his back problems a few years ago, Snead’s mark seemed to be safe but Tiger, who is fat becoming the King of comeback, looks like he will get to break that record, not just equal it. Snead was aged 52 when he won for the final time on the PGA Tour. On his future in golf, Tiger said:

As far as playing until 52, I hope that’s the case.

If you would have asked me a few years ago, I would have given you a different answer, but certainly the future looks brighter than it has.

The body can’t do what it used to but I can still think my way around the golf course. 

I know how to play and I was able to do that this week. There was a time if I didn’t know if I would play again so I am very appreciative.”

The 43-year-old has risen from tenth to sixth in the world rankings now and is setting his sights on returning to Japan to compete at the 2020 Olympics:

I know some of my friends have made Olympic teams before in the past and they said it’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience. I’ll be 44 and I don’t know if I have many more chances after that.

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17:52

Tampa Bay Downs

Lem Me Tel Ya To Win

He has won four times from 6f to 7f. A winner at 14-1 at Tampa Bay Downs over 6f on his latest outing last month, beating Resident. Expect another bold showing.

18:48

Tampa Bay Downs

Kalu To Win

Successful twice at 6f. Won on his latest outing when 11-10fav at Tampa Bay Downs over 6f last month, beating Minnesota Lucky. Another bold bid from the front beckons as he drops in class.

19:19

Tampa Bay Downs

Majestic Melody To Win

Won on his latest outing when 2-5fav at Tampa Bay Downs over 7f in February last year, beating Alfred The Great. The absence has to be a worry, but his stable is in form.

19:50

Tampa Bay Downs

Classy Of Course To Win

Successful twice at 1m on good ground. A winner at 5-1 at Tampa Bay Downs over 1m (good) on her latest outing last month, beating Don’t Fight by 3 1/2l. Expected to give another good account from on or near the pace.

20:20

Tampa Bay Downs

Speeding Starlet To Win

Winner of five races at 1m. Third of 7 behind Scarlet Bow beaten at 2-1 on her latest outing at Tampa Bay Downs over 1m in February. Having her first run for a new stable today, previously with Gerald Bennett. Goes well at this venue and a bold bid seems assured.

20:51

Tampa Bay Downs

Jais’s Solitude To Win

He has won three times from 7f to 1m 4f on good ground. Beaten 6l behind March To The Arch at 8-1 when last of 9 on his latest outing at Gulfstream over 1m (good) in January. Drops significantly in grade and it will be disappointing if he fails to make his presence felt.

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