Tiger Woods is successful. Really, really successful.

“This year on the golf course, it’s been a great year,” Woods said. “Off the course, it’s been the greatest year I’ve ever had.”

Everything is nauseatingly great in the world of Tiger woods. Success, fatherhood, riches, the smiting of those who speak ill of him(read: Rory Sabbatini), and, if his putter fails him, he can cry on the shoulder of Elin Nordegren. The Dalai Lama added a chapter to his classic “The Art of Happiness” that reads, “Upon further review, there is an alternative method to achieving happiness…”

But if you can set aside all of your jealousy and envy, his body of work this season is absolutely ridiculous. He capped off the 2007 season shooting a course record 62 on Friday, en route a 22-under-par victory at the Target World Challenge. He managed to squeak that one out by only seven strokes, continuing his streak of 41 consecutive wins when carrying a two stroke lead into Sunday. They might as well rename this tournament the Tiger Woods Tax Write-off Classic, as he donates his annual winnings to the Tiger Woods Foundation. The aforementioned Rory Sabbatini finished Saturday 28 strokes behind Tiger, decided his mouth couldn’t reconcile the difference, packed his bags and left early.

This weekend typified his season. He has dominated. Considering he struggled to hit is driver in the fairway with any accuracy, ranking 152nd, his statistics are staggering. He was first in:

  • Greens in Regulation
  • Birdie Average
  • Scoring Average
  • Scoring Average Before Cut
  • Sunday Scoring Average
  • All-around Ranking (obviously)
  • FedEx Cup Points
  • Par 4 Performance
  • Consecutive Cuts
  • Money Leaders
  • Par Breakers

I guess being winning those categories will make you a successful golfer. Who knew? Rumor has it they will be re-running this season next year…and the year after….and the year after…


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