Most of the hype and news surrounding Tiger Woods these days has to do with the tournaments he has won, changing his golf swing, or his new wife. Many people are tired of hearing about the same old news stories about his ever growing legend in the world of golf. So I am here today to give you, the reader, something that you may have never heard of and see again. I like to call it the "Daily Round Payout".
It is a simple statistical calculation that points out, yet again, Tiger's true dominance in golf. Here is what you do:
Take the total amount of money won on tour by any player and divide it by the number of tournaments they have competed in for the year. Then take that number and divide by four (this is the number of days in which a player must play to get paid). You get this magical number most of us refer to as a salary. So where do the top players stack up? Here is the list:
Daily Round Payout (In 2005 Money Leader Order)
1) Tiger Woods (21) - $126,524
2) Vijay Singh (30) - $66,811
3) Phil Mickelson (21) - $67,852
4) Jim Furyk (26) - $40,917
5) David Toms (25) - $39,620
6) Kenny Perry (23) - $39,208
7) Chris DiMarco (24) - $37,109
8) Retief Goosen (18) - $48,529
9) Bart Bryant (26) - $31,241
10) Sergio Garcia (20) - $40,167
( ) is the number of tournaments they competed in
And this trend continues all the way down the money list. So just how great is Tiger? Great enough to realize the American Dream work less and make more money (in the world's laziest sport)!