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Mark Garrod: Tigers Woods victory whets appetite for season ahead

Published 30/01/2013 | 15:15

Tiger Woods holds the trophy after winning the Farmers Insurance Open in San Diego, California. Photo: Reuters
Tiger Woods holds the trophy after winning the Farmers Insurance Open in San Diego, California. Photo: Reuters

IT took Jack Nicklaus more than 450 PGA Tour events to clock up his 73 victories, starting with the US Open in 1962 and ending with the 1986 Masters.

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When Tiger Woods made the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines his 75th win as a member of the circuit on Monday it came in only his 280th start.

Woods is in a league of his own when it comes to strike-rate. World number one Rory McIlroy, for instance, has six titles to his name in America already, but they have still taken the 23-year-old 54 tournaments - one for every nine times he has played, in other words.

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