Tiger Woods won his 50th PGA Tour title on Sunday at the Buick Open in Grand Blanc, Mich. – making him, at 30, the youngest player ever to hit the milestone.
“That’s pretty cool to get to 50,” Woods said, according to the Associated Press. “Never in my wildest dreams did I think I’d get to 50.”
Woods – who shot his fourth straight 6-under-par 66 for a three-stroke victory over Jim Furyk at the Buick – beat Jack Nicklaus’s record pace to the 50-game mark, which Nicklaus reached in 1973 at age 33.
Woods became the seventh member of the PGA Tour’s 50-win club after improving to 21 for 21 when leading by more than one stroke after three rounds.
Sam Snead holds the record for the PGA Tour’s career wins list with 82, ahead of Nicklaus’s 73. Woods says ”hopefully” he’ll keep playing and reach the Snead benchmark, if not surpass it.
”It’s going to be a lifetime, a career, to get to that point and attain something like that,” says Woods, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. ”It took me 10 years to get here. Hopefully, I can continue playing well over the next 10, 20 years.”