Tiger Woods has an amazing record with the 36- and 54-hole lead

Tiger Woods has an amazing record with the 36- and 54-hole lead



Tiger Woods hasn't held at least a share of the 36-hole lead on the PGA Tour since his last win, the 2013 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, so it's been two years since we've had to look at Woods' record atop the leaderboard at the halfway mark of a tournament.

As Woods carries a share of the lead with Tom Hoge into Round 3 of the Wyndham Championship, we can tell you that it's still really, really good.

Woods has led or had a share of the lead after the first 36 holes of a PGA Tour event, converting 28 of 33 opportunities with the outright lead and nine of 14 with at least a share of the lead. All told, that's a 79 percent conversion rate and a 64 percent win rate with a share of the lead. (It also goes to tell you that 42 of Woods' 79 PGA Tour wins came without the lead after 36 holes.) In 2013, when Woods won five times, he won all three times he had at least a share of the 36-hole lead.



By comparison, since 2010, just 31 percent of 36-hole leaders have gone on to win.

Woods is also a perfect five-for-five in his career when he shoots 130 or less for the first two rounds. However, it's been eight years -- since the 2007 Tour Championship -- that Woods has done just that.

If Woods manages to hang on to the lead after three rounds of the Wyndham Championship, then he's practically a lock to win. In his PGA Tour career, Woods is 52-4 when holding a share of the 54-hole lead, including 41-2 when he's held it outright.

With a win on Sunday, Woods would not only qualify for the FedEx Cup playoffs, but also notch an 80th PGA Tour title.

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