Tiger Woods made pro golfing history today by winning the ZoZo Championship in Chiba, Japan, with a three stroke margin over Japan’s best player, Hideki Matsuyama, to tie legendary Sam Snead, who for over fifty years has had the PGA Tour record for the most wins, which is 82. And Tiger certainly played against a somewhat more formidable competition. From seeing Tiger compete this year, in which he came back from four back surgeries and five left knee surgeries to win the Masters, finish second in the PGA Championship, and now win again on the PGA Tour, it looks like The Tiger is really primed to surpass Slammin’ Sam’s great record.
Sam Snead won his 82 victory on the PGA Tour at 52 years of age, and Tiger is now 43. If he can continue to overcome his orthopedic problems, he may not only break Sam’s record but surpass it mightily.