Monday, February 25, 2008
Untouchable: The soon-to-be Tiger Woods win record?
Poor Stewart Cink. Overall, the guy played a decent round of golf yesterday at the Accenture Match Play Championship. Too bad he was paired with the world's best golfer, who, oh by the way, happens to be in the midst of the greatest play in his storied career.
Tiger Woods dominated again yesterday, beating Cink by eight strokes with seven holes remaining. The win was the 63rd of Woods' career, moving him into fourth all-time and past the great Arnold Palmer.
Woods is just 19 wins away from tying Sam Snead's all-time career wins (82).
Woods will break, probably shatter, that record.
And that got a friend and I talking last night. If Tiger, say, finishes with 105 career wins, will that record ever be broken?
Will it be so insurmountable that no golfer will ever sniff it? I likened it to the Cal Ripken Jr. consecutive games played streak (2,632). Nobody has even come close to The Ironman's record and they probably won't to Woods' win record when his career has come to an end.