Beat Els in a playoff at Mercedes, then came from seven strokes back with seven holes to play at Pebble Beach, keyed by an eagle-birdie-par-birdie finish, for a 64 and a two-stroke win. 1999 Season Earned a TOUR-record ,616,585, nearly million more than his nearest competitor, David Duval.Was named Player of the Year, PGA of America and GWAA Player of the Year for second time.2010 Season Failed to win on the PGA TOUR for the first time in 15-year career dating to 1996. 1 in the Official World Golf Ranking, relinquished title to Lee Westwood on Nov. Did not play prior to the Masters for personal reasons.2009 Season In return from knee surgery in 2008, won six times on the PGA TOUR and captured his second Fed Ex Cup title.Simon Wood is said to have killed himself days after appearing in court on one count of indecent assault upon a girl under 16, two counts of making indecent photographs of a child and one of possessing indecent images of a child.
2011 Season Posted a final-round, 6-under 66 to finish T10 at the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship, his first top-10 of the season and best showing since a T4 at the 2010 U. The showing represented his best round on TOUR since a second-round, 6-udner 65 at the 2010 Deutsche Bank Championship.
Sidelined after withdrawing from the Farmers Insurance Open in early February until the Masters Tournament in April.
Shortly after the Wyndham Championship, underwent microdiscectomy surgery.
Had 14 top-10s (third-most in his career) in 17 starts and nine first- or second-place finishes.
Has 71 career wins, third only to Jack Nicklaus (73) and Sam Snead (82).