Sal’s Stats: Transitions Championship

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Sal's Stats Statistics from this weekend's Transitions Championship By Sal Johnson Retief Goosen has 29 wins worldwide, but only seven wins on the PGA Tour. To put this in perspective, Sergio Garcia has won eight times on tour but has only 18 wins worldwide.
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Aside from Goosen, K.J. Choi is the only other golfer who has won this tour stop multiple times (2002, 2006). Goosen's win marked the fifth time in the nine-year history of the tournament that an international player has won.
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Leading the tournament turned out to be a jinx. After Jim Furyk took the first-round lead, he shot 78 in the second round to finish T52. Second-round leaders Nick Watney and Steve Stricker also fell back, shooting 74 and 73 respectively, in the third round. Watney finished T12, Stricker T4. And what about Tom Lehman? The 54-hole leader (left) closed with a 75, T8.
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Steve Stricker made the most birdies over 72 holes (19). Goosen made only 11 — 39 out of the 73 players in the field made more birdies than he did. Only two winners on the PGA Tour dating back to 1997 have made fewer in a win: Geoff Ogilvy (9) at the 2006 U.S. Open and Paul Lawrie (10) at the 1999 British Open.
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How did Goosen win with so few birdies? Putting. He was 55 for 55 inside five feet and 62 for 64 inside 10 feet.
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Brett Quigley had his second consecutive runner-up finish on the PGA Tour and his fourth career runner-up finish in 342 starts. With the $475,200 he earned this week, Quigley now has $9,951,560 in career earnings. That's third on the PGA Tour career money list for players without a victory (behind Briny Baird and Tim Clark). Quigley is still a career away from surpassing Bobby Wadkins, however, who played 713 times on the PGA Tour without a victory.