Perhaps the best measure of Woods' worldwide wins is to include any tournament that belongs to a recognized tour, or any tournament that offers world-ranking points. That would give him 12 more and bring the total to 86.
He won the Johnnie Walker twice, including the time he made up an eight-shot deficit and beat Ernie Els in a playoff in Thailand. He won the Deutsche Bank-SAP Open in Germany three times. He won the Dunlop Phoenix in Japan twice. He won the Dubai Desert Classic twice, most recently in 2008 with birdies on five of the last seven holes to hold off a young German named Martin Kaymer.
His victory in the Australian Masters at Kingston Heath in 2009 came at the end of a very good year that was about to go very bad. Woods didn't collect another trophy for two years, at the Chevron World Challenge last December. And in his first full year as a pro, he skipped one of his favorite playgrounds - Torrey Pines - to play in the Asian Honda Classic. That was part of the Omega Tour, which featured 21 tournaments and included winners such as Frank Nobilo, Craig Parry and Ted Purdy.
Add to that total every tournament in which he left with the only trophy available. You can count the '99 World Cup for his individual medal, and the seven wins at the PGA Grand Slam of Golf (he won in 2002 by 14 shots, a staggering display of separation, even if Rich Beem might not remember being there). He won four times at his own tournament (Williams World Challenge, Target World Challenge) before the tournament awarded ranking points.
And how can anyone forget the historic "Showdown at Sherwood'' in 1999, the Monday night exhibition on ABC when he beat Duval?
That night was memorable for two things. Duval aimed for the rock in the middle of the 16th fairway (now the seventh fairway) because he figured no one ever hits it dead straight. Except for him. On that shot. And caddie Steve Williams refused to wear long pants in the heat. When a rules official told Williams he would no longer caddie on the PGA Tour, Woods leaned into the conversation and said, "Guess I'll be playing in Europe next year.'' And that was that. So that brings the total to 99 wins.
To include all trophies, throw in the World Cup with Duval, and the team part of the World Cup win with O'Meara. Add one Ryder Cup and six Presidents Cups. And because team competitions count, it would be wrong to leave out the two titles at the illustrious Battle at Bighorn (with Annika Sorenstam in 2001 and Nicklaus in 2002), and then the Battle at the Bridges (with Hank Kuehne in 2004). And don't forget those epic battles at the Tavistock Cup. Woods was on the Isleworth team that won it three times.
That brings the grand total to 114 wins, which is still "pretty cool.''
Or pretty silly.