Travelers Championship

TPC River Highlands

The Loop

Encouraging trend? Not necessarily

July 06, 2009

Tiger Woods' victory at the AT&T National marks the 14th time he has won in his last PGA Tour start prior to a major championship. Twelve of those wins occurred two weeks prior to the major. Two victories, the 2002 Buick Open and the 2007 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, were one week before the major. Woods has won the ensuing major championship four times. The list below shows his victories and his result in the major.

1997 Western Open, T-24 British Open

1999 Memorial, T-3 U.S. Open

1999 Western Open, T-7 British Open

2000 Memorial, Won U.S. Open

2001 Players, Won Masters

2001 Memorial, T-12 U.S. Open

2002 Buick Open, 2 PGA

2003 Western Open, T-4 British

2006 Buick Open, Won PGA

2007 WGC-CA Championship, T-2 Masters

2007 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, Won PGA

2009 Arnold Palmer Invitational, T-6 Masters

2009 Memorial, T-6 U.S. Open

2009 AT&T National

-- John Antonini