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Counting only what he won in his 73 victories from 1996-2012, Woods has earned $66,319,241.

Nicklaus received $2,380,277 just for his 73 victories between 1962 and 1986.


MAKING HEADLINES: Nicklaus completely redesigned the par-3 16th hole at Muirfield Village two years ago. At the time, he said he didn’t like the hole because it was “just a way to get from the 15th green to the 17th tee.”

Well, the 205-yard, par-3 already has its own signature moment.

From a difficult lie behind the green, Woods used a 60-degree sand wedge to chip in for birdie to tie for the lead. A 10-foot birdie putt on the final hole assured the victory.

The thing is, Nicklaus didn’t like the way the hole was set up in the final round. He said the pin was in the wrong spot for a wind coming from left to right.

“I’m glad I didn’t have to play my own hole,” he said.


LET DOWN AGAIN: Another 54-hole lead, another disappointment for Spencer Levin.

Earlier this year he was on top by six shots with 18 holes left at Phoenix and ended up third. He started Sunday at the Memorial leading Rory Sabbatini by a shot but was tied for fourth at the end.

Each time he lapsed to a 75.

“I knew Tiger was going to play good today. He always does,” Levin said. “I’m not naive. I knew I had to play good to win. If I could have shot under par today, I would have won. I mean, the course is hard, but I knew I was going to have to have a really good round. That’s just the way it is out here.”

Had he just parred the final nine holes at Muirfield Village, he would have gone to a playoff with Woods. Instead, he shot a 40 that included three bogeys and a double.

“I’ve just got to find a way to get a little tougher there on the back nine,” he said. “That’s it. I’ve just got to find a way to trust myself a little more. The mind starts wandering and it’s easy to do.”

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