Collin Morikawa's latest accomplishment brings another mind-blowing Tiger Woods stat to light
Before we get to praising Tiger Woods, let's give Collin Morikawa some much-deserved props first. The Cal product picked up his second PGA Tour win in just over a year since turning pro, and he took down a major champ and former World No. 1 in Justin Thomas to do it at the Workday Charity Open.
The win came in Morikawa's next start after missing his first cut as a pro, which gave him the rare distinction of having more PGA Tour titles than career missed cuts on his already impressive résumé. Of course, the downside of accomplishing something rare in golf, however, is that you get compared to Tiger Woods. And invevitably, your accomplishment pales in comparison to something the 15-time major champ did.
Such is the case in contrasting wins and missed cuts. As pointed out by the 15th Hole's Justin Ray, Woods also had more wins than missed cuts at this point in his career. A LOT more wins.
FORTY-THREE wins before missing a second cut?! That's one less than Phil Mickelson's career win total!
We've seen plenty of mind-blowing Tiger Woods stats through the years, but that one is pretty tough to top. Of course, it helps when you make a record 142 cuts in a row like Tiger did between 1998 and 2005.
Morikawa's latest statistical feat comes a couple weeks after his first missed cut as a pro kept him from catching Tiger in another category. Morikawa's 22 consecutive made cuts to start a pro career was three shy of another Woods record.
Again, our apologies to Morikawa for digging up old Tiger stats. You just can't compare him to anybody, but even being in the conversation is impressive.
And Collin can claim something over Woods—at least, currently. With Sunday's victory, he's now a career-best 13th in the Official World Golf Ranking. One spot higher than Tiger.