Sizzling Sam Burns can stand alongside Tiger Woods with a win on Sunday in the Shriners Children’s Open

LAS VEGAS – Sam Burns is in position to join some elite company.

After winning the Sanderson Farms Championship last week in his first start of the season, Burns is cooking again in the Nevada desert as he sits just two shots behind in the Shriners Children’s Open at TPC Summerlin through 54 holes.

If he were to polish off his third career win on Sunday, Burns would put his name alongside that of Tiger Woods, who is the last player to win his first two starts of the season on the PGA Tour.

Woods began his 2008 campaign by winning the Buick Invitational and the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship. In fact, Woods was victorious in his first three starts on the PGA Tour that year, adding the Arnold Palmer Invitational in his third start. Further, with his win in the Dubai Desert Classic on the European Tour, he won his first four starts of the year. As a reminder, he also won his last start of 2008 when he captured the U.S. Open on a broken leg and trashed knee before surgery ended his season.

Woods also did it in 2000. Ernie Els, David Duval and Ben Hogan are among others who also have won their first two starts of the season on the PGA Tour.

Adam Schenk,…


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