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After nine wins and more than $10 million in winnings, Vijay Singh is plenty pumped about his 2004 season.
After nine wins and more than $10 million in winnings, Vijay Singh is plenty pumped about his 2004 season. (Photo: Getty Images)

How the Fab Four Fared in 2004

Most golf fans know that PGA Champion Vijay Singh won the most tournaments and earned the most money on the PGA Tour in 2004. But did you know that the world's No. 1 player was ranked near the bottom in putting? We break down all the stats for the four participants in this week's PGA Grand Slam of Golf.
2004 Money Winnings
Rank Player Events Money
1 Vijay Singh 29 $10,905,166
3 Phil Mickelson 22 $5,784,823
6 Retief Goosen 16 $3,885,573
11 Todd Hamilton 27 $3,063,778

2004 World Golf Rankings
Rank Player Events Points
1 Vijay Singh 60 807.57
4 Retief Goosen 53 424.49
5 Phil Mickelson 48 352.76
19 Todd Hamilton 51 202.66

2004 Top 10 Finishes
Rank Player Events Top 10s
1 Vijay Singh 29 18
3 Phil Mickelson 22 13
7 Retief Goosen 16 9
58 Todd Hamilton 27 3

2004 Driving Distance
Rank Player Rounds Avg Dist.
13 Vijay Singh 110 300.8
30 Phil Mickelson 79 295.4
38 Retief Goosen 55 294.2
128 Todd Hamilton 88 283.5

2004 Driving Accuracy
Rank Player Rounds %
120 Phil Mickelson 79 62.9
125 Retief Goosen 55 62.5
149 Vijay Singh 110 60.4
167 Todd Hamilton 88 58.7

2004 Greens in Regulation
Rank Player Greens Holes %
2 Vijay Singh 1,446 1,980 73.0
10 Phil Mickelson 989 1,422 69.5
17 Retief Goosen 680 990 68.7
157 Todd Hamilton 993 1,584 62.7

2004 Putts Per Round
Rank Player Putts Avg.
44 Todd Hamilton 2,526 28.70
47 Retief Goosen 1,580 28.73
76 Phil Mickelson 2,287 28.95
115 Vijay Singh 3,216 29.24

2004 Sand Save Percentage
Rank Player Bunkers Saves %
15 Phil Mickelson 133 75 56.4
28 Retief Goosen 97 53 54.6
71 Vijay Singh 175 89 50.9
154 Todd Hamilton 166 74 44.6

2004 Eagles
Rank Player Rounds Total
1 Vijay Singh 110 17
63 Phil Mickelson 79 7
136 Todd Hamilton 88 4
163 Retief Goosen 55 3

2004 Birdie Average
Rank Player Total Avg.
1 Vijay Singh 484 4.40
3 Phil Mickelson 332 4.20
5 Retief Goosen 223 4.05
156 Todd Hamilton 289 3.28

2004 Par 3 Birdie Leaders
Rank Player Holes Birdies %
23 Todd Hamilton 353 53 15.0
38 Vijay Singh 441 63 14.3
71 Phil Mickelson 321 43 13.4
122 Retief Goosen 222 27 12.2

2004 Par 4 Birdie Leaders
Rank Player Holes Birdies %
1 Retief Goosen 188 104 55.3
4 Vijay Singh 369 184 49.9
8 Phil Mickelson 266 127 47.7
114 Todd Hamilton 299 113 37.8

2004 Scoring Average
Rank Player Rounds Strokes Avg.
1 Vijay Singh 110 7,611 68.84
4 Phil Mickelson 79 5,501 69.16
5 Retief Goosen 55 3,827 69.32
85 Todd Hamilton 88 6,285 71.04
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  • How the Fab Four Fared in 2004
    (11/22/04) — Most golf fans know that PGA Champion Vijay Singh won the most tournaments and earned the most money on the PGA Tour in 2004. But did you know that the world's No. 1 player was ranked near the bottom in putting? We break down all the stats for the four participants in this week's PGA Grand Slam of Golf.
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