- Birthplace: Cypress, CA
- Residence: Orlando, FL
- Birth Date: December 30, 1975
- height: 6-1
- Turned Pro: 1996
PGA TOUR Victories
1996,Las Vegas Invitational, Walt Disney World/Oldsmobile Classic. 1997,Mercedes Championships, Masters Tournament, GTE Byron Nelson Golf Classic, Motorola Western Open. 1998,BellSouth Classic. 1999,Buick Invitational, Memorial Tournament, Motorola Western Open, PGA Championship, World Golf Championships-NEC Invitational, National Car Rental Golf Classic/Disney, THE TOUR Championship, World Golf Championships-American Express Championship. 2000,Mercedes Championships, AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, Bay Hill Invitational, Memorial Tournament, U.S. Open Championship, British Open Championship, PGA Championship, World Golf Championships-NEC Invitational, Bell Canadian Open. 2001,Bay Hill Invitational, THE PLAYERS Championship, Masters Tournament, Memorial Tournament, World Golf Championships-NEC Invitational. 2002,Bay Hill Invitational presented by Cooper Tires, Masters Tournament, U.S. Open Championship, Buick Open, World Golf Championships-American Express Championship. 2003,Buick Invitational, World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship, Bay Hill Invitational presented by Cooper Tires, 100th Western Open presented by Golf Digest, World Golf Championships-American Express Championship. 2004,World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship. 2005,Buick Invitational, Ford Championship at Doral, Masters Tournament, British Open Championship, World Golf Championships-NEC Invitational, World Golf Championships-American Express Championship. 2006,Buick Invitational, Ford Championship at Doral, British Open Championship, Buick Open, PGA Championship, World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational, Deutsche Bank Championship, World Golf Championships-American Express Championship. 2007,Buick Invitational, World Golf Championships-CA Championship, Wachovia Championship, World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational, PGA Championship, BMW Championship, THE TOUR Championship presented by Coca-Cola. 2008,Buick Invitational, World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship, Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard, U.S. Open Championship. 2009,Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard, the Memorial Tournament, AT&T National, Buick Open, World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational.
(11): 1997 Asian Honda Classic. 1998 Johnnie Walker Classic [Asia]. 1999 Deutsche Bank Open-TPC of Europe [Eur], World Cup of Golf [indiv]. 2000 Johnnie Walker Classic. 2001 Deutsche Bank-SAP Open TPC of Europe. 2002 Deutsche Bank-SAP Open TPC of Europe. 2004 Dunlop Phoenix [Jpn]. 2005 Dunlop Phoenix [Jpn]. 2006 Dubai Desert Classic [Eur]. 2008 Dubai Desert Classic [Eur].
(13): 1998 PGA Grand Slam of Golf. 1999 World Cup [with Mark O'Meara], PGA Grand Slam of Golf. 2000 EMC World Cup [with David Duval]. PGA Grand Slam of Golf. 2001 Williams World Challenge, PGA Grand Slam of Golf. 2002 PGA Grand Slam of Golf. 2004 Target World Challenge. 2005 PGA Grand Slam of Golf. 2006 PGA Grand Slam of Golf, Target World Challenge. 2007 Target World Challenge.
2009 PGA TOUR Money and Position
2009 PGA TOUR Best Finishes
Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard, the Memorial Tournament, AT&T National, Buick Open, World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational. 4--
Quail Hollow Championship. T6--
Masters Tournament, U.S. Open Championship. 8--
THE PLAYERS Championship. T9--
World Golf Championships-CA Championship.
PGA TOUR Best Round
63 at Round 2, Buick Open.
PGA TOUR Highlights
Returned to action at the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship after 2008 knee surgery. Lost in the second round to Tim Clark...Birdied the 72nd hole to beat Sean O'Hair by one stroke and claim his sixth Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard. Sank a 15-foot birdie putt on the final green, duplicating his last-putt heroics from two previous years (2001, 15-foot birdie putt to beat Phil Mickelson; 2008, 24-foot birdie putt to beat Bart Bryant). Matched his largest comeback after 54 holes (five strokes) with his victory. He also came back from five strokes behind after 54 holes to win the 2000 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am (Mark Brooks and Matt Gogel). Out of 66 career wins, he has now come from behind to win 19 times. Becomes the first player to win six Arnold Palmer Invitational titles. The only other players with multiple victories at the event are Tom Kite (1982 and 1989) and Loren Roberts (1994-95)...Shot a final-round 68 to finish T6 at the Masters Tournament...Took the first-round lead with a 7-under 65 at the Quail Hollow Championship, but finished in fourth two strokes off the lead...Kept streak alive of 12 career made cuts in as many attempts at THE PLAYERS, with eighth-place finish, snapping a string of six consecutive appearances at the event without a top-10 finish (dating back to his win in 2001). The six consecutive events without notching a top-10 finish represents his longest streak at any single event in his career...Birdied the last two holes to shoot a final-round 65 and win the Memorial Tournament for the fourth time, beating Jim Furyk by one stroke. Trailed by four strokes entering the final round. Hit all 14 fairways in the final round and recorded his 20th come-from-behind victory in his 67th career victory. Chipped in for eagle from behind the green on the par-5 11th hole and was tied with Furyk, Jonathan Byrd and Davis Love III at 10-under with two holes remaining before his final surge...Posted the 31st top-10 finish of his career in a major championship with a T6 finish at the U.S. Open...Won his own tournament, the AT&T National hosted by Tiger Woods, with a late birdie at Congressional Country Club. Was tied for the lead with Anthony Kim entering the final round and was tied at 12-under with Hunter Mahan late in the back nine. Made a 20-foot birdie putt on the par-5 16th hole and fired a closing 67 to get past Mahan and capture the title by one stroke. Mahan tied the course record with a 62 earlier in the day. The win was the third of the season, the 68th of his PGA TOUR career and moved him to the top of the FedExCup standings for the first time in 2009...Missed the cut at the British Open at Turnberry, just the second missed cut of his professional career in a major championship (2006 U.S. Open was the first)...Shot a final-round 69 and coasted to a three-shot victory with a 20-under 268 at the Buick Open for the 69th PGA TOUR title of his career. Improved to 36-1 when he has the outright lead after 54 holes. The win was his fourth of the season in just 11 starts since returning from knee surgery and the 69th of his career. He also claimed 500 FedExCup points and moved to the top of the standings. Reched victory No. 69 at the age of 33 years and seven months - almost seven years quicker than Jack Nicklaus and eight years sooner than Sam Snead. Shot a 71 in the first round and came back with the best five-hole start of his career - beginning 6-under in the second round - en route to a 9-under 63 for his best score in relation to par in four years. Shot a 65 in the third round and held a one-shot lead going into Sunday.
Career Best PGA TOUR Finishes
Las Vegas Invitational, Walt Disney World/Oldsmobile Classic, Mercedes Championships, Masters Tournament, GTE Byron Nelson Golf Classic, Motorola Western Open, BellSouth Classic, Buick Invitational, Memorial Tournament, Motorola Western Open, PGA Championship, World Golf Championships-NEC Invitational, National Car Rental Golf Classic/Disney, THE TOUR Championship, World Golf Championships-American Express Championship, Mercedes Championships, AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, Bay Hill Invitational, Memorial Tournament, U.S. Open Championship, British Open Championship, PGA Championship, World Golf Championships-NEC Invitational, Bell Canadian Open, Bay Hill Invitational, THE PLAYERS Championship, Masters Tournament, Memorial Tournament, World Golf Championships-NEC Invitational, Bay Hill Invitational presented by Cooper Tires, Masters Tournament, U.S. Open Championship, Buick Open, World Golf Championships-American Express Championship, Buick Invitational, World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship, Bay Hill Invitational presented by Cooper Tires, 100th Western Open presented by Golf Digest, World Golf Championships-American Express Championship, World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship, Buick Invitational, Ford Championship at Doral, Masters Tournament, British Open Championship, World Golf Championships-NEC Invitational, World Golf Championships-American Express Championship, Buick Invitational, Ford Championship at Doral, British Open Championship, Buick Open, PGA Championship, World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational, Deutsche Bank Championship, World Golf Championships-American Express Championship, Buick Invitational, World Golf Championships-CA Championship, Wachovia Championship, World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational, PGA Championship, BMW Championship, THE TOUR Championship presented by Coca-Cola, Buick Invitational, World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship, Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard, U.S. Open Championship, Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard, the Memorial Tournament, AT&T National, Buick Open, World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational.
2008: Won four of six starts, including a victory at the U.S. Open, before ending his season with knee surgery after the U.S. Open win in June...Won a fourth consecutive Buick Invitational at Torrey Pines GC in late January. The eight-stroke victory over Ryuji Imada was his third consecutive on the PGA TOUR and gave him 62 career wins, tying Arnold Palmer for fourth on the all-time victory list...Defeated Stewart Cink 8 and 7 in the 36-hole championship match to capture the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship for the third time. The victory was his fourth straight on the PGA TOUR and the 63rd of his career, passing Arnold Palmer for fourth all-time in career PGA TOUR wins, one behind Ben Hogan...Sank a 24-foot birdie putt on the final hole to beat Bart Bryant and win the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard by one stroke, extending his PGA TOUR winning streak to five tournament starts and keeping intact his perfect season. The win was the 64th of his career, tying Ben Hogan at No. 3 on the PGA TOUR career victory list...Finished fifth at the World Golf Championships-CA Championship at Doral, two behind winner Geoff Ogilvy, thereby breaking his streak of wins at five consecutive TOUR starts...On Tuesday, April 15, two days after the Masters, underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee in Park City, UT to repair cartilage damage. Expected to miss 4-6 weeks. It was the same knee operated on in 1994 for a benign tumor, followed by arthroscopic surgery in 2002. Woods began experiencing pain in mid-2007 when he injured his anterior cruciate ligament while running at home in Orlando following the British Open but opted not to have surgery at that time...In his first start two months after surgery, parred the first sudden-death hole to beat Rocco Mediate and win the U.S. Open at Torrey Pines GC. Prevailed after he birdied the par-5 18th hole on Monday afternoon to complete an even-par 71 in an 18-hole playoff and tie Mediate to force sudden death, beginning on the par-4 seventh hole. Hit the green in regulation and two-putted on the dogleg right while Mediate, who was aiming to become the oldest U.S. Open champion at age 45, drove into a fairway bunker and then missed a 20-foot par putt. Sank a 12-foot birdie putt on the 72nd hole to force the 18-hole playoff with Mediate at 1-under-par 283. The victory was his third in the U.S. Open, his 14th major championship and the 65th of his TOUR career, third alone behind Sam Snead (82) and Jack Nicklaus (73). He is 14-for-14 in majors when holding the third-round lead. The win was also his seventh at La Jolla, CA's Torrey Pines (six Buick Invitationals and one U.S. Open), the most in TOUR history on one course...Announced on Wednesday, June 18, two days after winning the U.S. Open, that he would have reconstructive surgery on the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee and miss the remainder of the 2008 season. Also announced that pain in his leg during the U.S. Open resulted from a double stress fracture to his left tibia, which he suffered while rehabilitating the knee. Surgery was performed on Tuesday, June 24 in Park City, UT by Dr. Thomas D. Rosenberg and Dr. Vernon J. Cooley, who did arthroscopic surgery on the same knee in April. 2007: Won seven times en route to capturing the inaugural FedExCup, cruising through the PGA TOUR Playoffs for the FedExCup with two wins and a T2 in three starts. Captured 13th career major championship (second all-time to Jack Nicklaus' 18) and finished the year with 61 official PGA TOUR victories, fifth all-time. Adjusted scoring average was 67.79, matching own record set in 2000. With 60 official rounds, won his seventh career Vardon Trophy and also captured the Byron Nelson Award...In first start of PGA TOUR season at the Buick Invitational, came from two strokes back in the final round to post seventh consecutive TOUR victory, dating back to the 2006 British Open. Victory was fifth career Buick Invitational triumph, his third event with five-plus victories (CA Championship and Bridgestone Invitational, both six times), and the 55th of his PGA TOUR career...Logged 56th career TOUR victory and 13th official World Golf Championships title in 24th start at the CA Championship at Doral Golf Resort & Spa. Held the 36- and 54-hole leads before closing out a two-stroke win over Brett Wetterich, marking the 39th time winning (in 42 events) when holding at least a share of the third-round lead. Sixth victory at the event, joining Sam Snead, Jack Nicklaus, Alex Ross and Harry Vardon as six-time winners of a single TOUR event...Claimed the title at the Wachovia Championship, his 57th professional win and first in North Carolina. Carded rounds of 70-68-68-69-273, which was a new tournament record. Eagled the par-5 seventh and overcame a double bogey at the par-3 13th in the final round to beat Steve Stricker by two shots...Collected his sixth title at the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational in Akron. Won by eight strokes after a closing 5-under 65 at Firestone CC. Joined Jack Nicklaus (Masters/Augusta National), Sam Snead (Miami Open/Miami Springs G&CC) and Alex Ross (North & South Open/Pinehurst No. 2) as the only players to win six TOUR events on the same course...Carded rounds of 71-63-69-69-272 en route to winning the PGA Championship, his 13th career major title. Second-round 63 tied the low round in major championship history. Birdie putt on final green for 62 lipped out. Increased his major championship record to 13-for-13 when holding the 54-hole lead...Matched the low final round of his career with an 8-under 63 to win the BMW Championship by two strokes for 60th career TOUR victory. Took the lead for good with a 12-foot birdie on the 13th hole and kept his distance from third-round co-leaders Aaron Baddeley and Steve Stricker. Finished at 22-under 262, breaking by five shots the record he set four years prior at Cog Hill...Entered THE TOUR Championship No. 1 in the FedExCup standings and romped for his seventh victory of the season by eight over Mark Calcavecchia and Zach Johnson with rounds of 64-63-64-66-257. Earned a $10-million bonus for capturing the FedExCup along with $1.26 million for winning THE TOUR Championship. Season earnings were a career-best $10,867,052. First player to win THE TOUR Championship multiple times...Compiled a 3-2-0 record for victorious United States Presidents Cup team. 2006: Difficult season off the course, as he suffered the loss of father Earl after a long battle with cancer on May 3. Inside the ropes, World No. 1 dominated with eight victories, including two major titles (British Open and PGA Championship). Entered the 2007 season with a TOUR streak of six consecutive victories. Led the TOUR in scoring average (68.11) but not eligible for seventh Vardon Trophy as he did not play 60 competitive rounds. Won Byron Nelson Award for low scoring average...Won his first start of the season for the fourth time in 11 seasons on TOUR. Became the first player in Buick Invitational history to win the tournament four times (1999, 2003, '05, '06). Made an 8-foot birdie on 72nd hole to get into a three-man playoff with Jose Maria Olazabal and Nathan Green. Green was eliminated after first hole, Olazabal on the second...The next week defeated Ernie Els in a one-hole playoff to capture the Dubai Desert Classic. Managed to make the cut at the Nissan Open, but withdrew on Saturday morning due to the flu...Finished T9 at the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship. In the first round, defeated Stephen Ames 9 and 8, making it the largest match-play victory in the eight-year history at the event. Two-time champion lost to Chad Campbell in the third round, 1-up...Following week, defended his title at the Ford Championship at Doral, picking up his second TOUR victory in four starts. Only player in field to record four rounds in the 60s and just the 13th player to do so on Doral's Blue Monster course since 1962. Despite bogeying last two holes, held on to win by one over David Toms and Camilo Villegas. Held the first- and third-round leads and shared the second-round lead on way to 48th career TOUR win. Held two-stroke lead after 54...In bid for fifth green jacket, finished T3 at the Masters, three strokes behind champion Phil Mickelson. Unable to make a move in final round, as he needed 33 putts to post a 2-under-par 70...In first start since father's death on May 3, missed the cut at the U.S. Open at Winged Foot GC. The missed cut was the first as a professional in 39 major championship starts...Captured his 11th major championship at the British Open, tying Walter Hagen for second on the all-time major professional championships list. Defeated Chris DiMarco by two strokes after holding both the second- and third-round leads. First back-to-back British Open winner since Tom Watson in 1982-83. Became 19th player to win the British Open three times. Tied course record with a 7-under 65 during second round. Posted his career-best opening 36-hole total in a major with his 12-under 132. Using a driver just once during the week due to hard and fast conditions, led the field in Driving Accuracy (85.7 percent) and was second in Greens in Regulation (80.6 percent). Moved to No. 1 on the TOUR money list for first time in 2006...Became youngest player in TOUR history to collect TOUR win No. 50 at the Buick Open...Won 12th major at the PGA Championship at Medinah CC, moving into solo second behind Jack Nicklaus (18) on the career majors list. First player to win two PGAs at the same course (1999 and 2006). Recorded four rounds in the 60s (69-68-65-68) for just the second time in a major (2000 British Open). Shared the third-round lead with Luke Donald at 14-under 202. Tied the tournament record which he set with Bob May in 2000 (18-under 270). Became the 29th player in major championship history to collect two major wins in the same year, this being his fourth time...Celebrated the eve of his 10th anniversary as a professional on the PGA TOUR with his fifth victory at the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational. Defeated Stewart Cink on the fourth extra hole (No. 17) with a birdie from 8 feet. His 52nd victory moved him into a tie with Byron Nelson for fifth in career TOUR victories. Win was his fourth consecutive...Overcame a three-shot deficit to Vijay Singh to win his fifth straight start, shooting an 8-under 63 in the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship to beat Singh by two strokes...Sixth consecutive win, in wire-to-wire fashion, came at the World Golf Championships-American Express Championship outside London at The Grove...Lost playoff to Padraig Harrington in defense of Dunlop Phoenix title in mid-November...2005: Earned sixth TOUR victories, including major wins at the Masters and British Open. Earned sixth Vardon Trophy (68.66)...Moved to third in career professional majors with 10...Picked up his first win in a TOUR stroke-play event since October 2003 (World Golf Championships-American Express Championship) with a three-stroke victory over Luke Donald, Charles Howell III and Tom Lehman at Buick Invitational. Played 31 holes on Sunday and came from two strokes back through 54 holes to post the ninth come-from-behind win of his career. Moved to No. 1 on the money list for the first time since the end of the 2003 season...Took over as World No. 1 for the first time since the week of Aug. 30, 2004 by defeating Phil Mickelson by a stroke at the Ford Championship at Doral. Paired with Mickelson in the final round for just the third time in his career, began the day two strokes behind. Caught up to Mickelson at the turn and took a two-stroke lead after an eagle on the par-5 12th hole. Mickelson birdied the next two and both bogeyed the 16th to remain tied with two holes to play. Birdied the 17th hole and when Mickelson's chip on No. 18 lipped out, earned the 42nd victory of his career...Claimed fourth Masters title at age 29 years, three months and 10 days with sudden-death playoff victory over Chris DiMarco. Tied Arnold Palmer for second-most Masters victories with four, two behind Jack Nicklaus. Recovered from a first-round 2-over-par 74 and took the 54-hole lead by three over DiMarco with rounds of 66-65. During that stretch of the third round, posted seven straight birdies (Nos. 7-13), matching Steve Pate's 1999 record birdie streak at Augusta National. Final round included chip-in on par-3 16th hole from behind the green that extended lead to two strokes and bogeys on two closing holes for a 1-under-par 71, tied with DiMarco at 12-under-par 276 total. Rolled in 15-foot birdie putt on first playoff hole to earn green jacket and re-claim the No. 1 position in the Official World Golf Ranking...TOUR record of consecutive cuts made that started at the 1998 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am ended at 142 when he made an early exit at the EDS Byron Nelson Championship. Woods finished 36 holes at 1-over 141 in Dallas, TX and missed the cut by one stroke...Earned 10th professional major title at the British Open at age 29 years, six months and 17 days in his 35th major as a professional. Posted rounds of 66-67-71-70-274 at St. Andrews to defeat nearest challenger Colin Montgomerie by five strokes. The youngest and quickest to win each of the four major championships twice. Jack Nicklaus was the first to accomplish the feat at 31 years, one month and seven days of age when he won his second PGA in 1971 in his 37th major as a professional. Sixth player in British Open history to win in wire-to-wire fashion-Ted Ray (1912), Bobby Jones (1927), Gene Sarazen (1932), Henry Cotton (1934) and Tom Weiskopf (1973)...Picked up his fourth World Golf Championships-American Express Championship victory by coming from two strokes back and defeating John Daly in a two-hole playoff at Harding Park Golf Course in San Francisco. Won for the 10th time in 19 World Golf Championships starts and improved his career playoff record to 8-1. The win was his ninth in California. 2004: Surpassed Greg Norman for most weeks at No. 1 in the Official World Golf Ranking following PGA Championship with his 332nd combined week at the top. Consecutive weeks reign at No. 1 ended at 264, as Vijay Singh took over world No. 1 on Sept. 6, the week following the Deutsche Bank Championship. Entered 2005 season with streak of 133 consecutive made cuts intact...Captured second consecutive World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship for 40th career PGA TOUR win. With six match victories, including a 3-and-2 win over Davis Love III in the 36-hole finale, has won 12 consecutive matches, and overall Accenture Match Play Championship record is 20-3...Paired with Vijay Singh in final round of Deutsche Bank Championship to determine who would be World No. 1 at the end of play on Labor Day. Entered Monday's final round needing to make up a three-stroke deficit to Singh but both players shot 2-under 69 and Woods ended up with his 14th career runner-up finish and the No. 2 spot in the World for the first time since August 1999...Won Dunlop Phoenix tournament in November by eight strokes for first career victory in Japan. 2003: Captured five events in 18 starts to lead TOUR in victories for the fifth consecutive season...Broke Byron Nelson's long-standing record for consecutive cuts made with his 114th straight at THE TOUR Championship...With victory at the World Golf Championships-American Express Championship, became the first player in TOUR history to win five times in five consecutive seasons. Captured his record fifth consecutive Byron Nelson Award and the PGA of America's Vardon Trophy, based on each player's adjusted scoring average. Finished the season with an adjusted scoring average of 68.41, the second-lowest in TOUR history...Victory in the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship completed a first-ever career sweep of the World Golf Championships events...Underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee on December 12, 2002 following Target World Challenge. Surgery was performed by Dr. Thomas Rosenberg at HealthSouth Surgical Center in Park City, UT. During the one-hour procedure, fluid on the outside and inside of anterior cruciate ligament was removed, and several benign cysts were removed. Missed first five events of 2003 due to subsequent rehabilitation. 2002: Led the TOUR in earnings and was named Player of the Year for the fourth consecutive season and the fifth time in six years. Won five times...Became the first player since Jack Nicklaus in 1972 to capture the Masters and U.S. Open in the same season...Earned third consecutive victory at the Bay Hill Invitational, the first player to win three different TOUR events (the Memorial Tournament [1999-2001] and the World Golf Championships-NEC Invitational [1999-2001]) three straight times. With 30th career PGA TOUR victory, surpassed Jack Nicklaus for most wins before the age of 30...Earned third Masters title, joining Jack Nicklaus (1965-66) and Nick Faldo (1989-90) as the only consecutive winners there...Earned his eighth major title with sixth wire-to-wire victory in U.S. Open history. Finished 3-under and won by three strokes over runner-up Phil Mickelson, the only other player to finish at par or better for the championship. Became the fifth player to win the first two majors of the year-Craig Wood (1941), Ben Hogan (1951, '53), Arnold Palmer (1960) and Nicklaus ('72). 2001: Captured five TOUR events. Won the Masters to become the first player to hold all four professional major titles at once. Won Player of the Year honors for the third consecutive year and fourth time in five seasons. Led TOUR in Scoring Average (68.81, adjusted) for third straight year and captured third straight Vardon Trophy. 2000: Set or tied 27 TOUR records. Won three consecutive majors (U.S. and British Opens, PGA Championship) and career Grand Slam and totaled nine TOUR victories. Non-adjusted scoring average of 68.17 best in golf history, surpassing Byron Nelson's 68.33 unofficial mark of 1945. Finished the year with 47 consecutive rounds of par or better and completing all 20 events started under par. Won TOUR player of the year honors...An eight-stroke victory in the British Open placed him in the same company with Gene Sarazen, Ben Hogan, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player as winners of the career Grand Slam. Became the youngest to do so at age 24...Joined Ben Hogan (1953) as the only men to win three professional majors in one season...Was 53-under in four majors, next-best mark was 18-under by Ernie Els...Nine TOUR victories most in one season since Sam Snead won 11 in 1950...20th career win at the U.S. Open made him youngest in TOUR history to win 20 times...Season-opening victories at Mercedes Championship and AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am gave him wins in six consecutive starts, most since Hogan in 1948. Beat Ernie 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. Finished T2 at Buick Invitational...In Masters, started 75-72 and finished fifth. In first round, made double bogey on 10 and triple bogey on 12...At U.S. Open, won by a major championship record 15 strokes (old record: Tom Morris Sr., 13 at 1864 British Open) at Pebble Beach. His 12-under 272 total tied the Open record of Jack Nicklaus and Lee Janzen and broke the Open mark in relation to par...Completed career Grand Slam with eight-stroke victory at British Open. His 19-under total at St. Andrews broke the British Open and major championship record in relation to par...In head-to-head battle with fellow California junior star Bob May, won PGA in three-hole playoff. Became first player since Denny Shute in 1936-37 to defend PGA title. Woods and May each played the final-round back nine in 31, with Woods birdieing the final two holes to force the three-hole playoff. Woods went birdie-par-par to win. He finished 18-under, giving him a share of the PGA most under-par record with May...Won World Golf Championships-NEC Invitational the next week by a record 11 strokes. 21-under 259 total a record for Firestone South...In next start, out of a fairway bunker on the par-5 72nd hole, faded a 6-iron from 213 yards over water to within 15 feet to secure a one-stroke victory over Grant Waite. Outdueled third-round co-leader Waite 65-66 on final day. Joined Lee Trevino (1971) as only players to win U.S., British and Canadian Opens in same year...Named Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year, the first two-time recipient (also won in 1996) in the 46-year history of the award. Also named Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year, becoming only three-time winner of that award. 1999: Earned a TOUR-record $6,616,585, nearly $3 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...Earned his eighth career TOUR title and first since 1998 BellSouth Classic with two-stroke victory in Buick Invitational...Earned ninth TOUR victory at Memorial Tournament, defeating Vijay Singh by two strokes...Became youngest player since Seve Ballesteros to win two majors with his victory at PGA Championship at Medinah. Won by one stroke over Sergio Garcia...Became first player since Nick Price in 1994 to win five TOUR events in season with his win at World Golf Championships-NEC Invitational...Won his next start at National Car Rental Golf Classic at Walt Disney World Resort to become first player since Tom Watson in '80 to win six official TOUR titles in season...The next week won his third consecutive start at THE TOUR Championship, becoming the first player since Duval in '97 to accomplish that feat...Following week won the World Golf Championships-American Express Championship and became first player since Johnny Miller in '74 to win eight times in year and first since Ben Hogan in '53 to win four consecutive starts. 1998: Earned second international victory at Johnnie Walker Classic in Thailand, defeating Ernie Els on second playoff hole, overcoming eight-stroke deficit to force playoff with Els...Earned seventh TOUR victory with one-stroke win over Jay Don Blake at BellSouth Classic. 1997: PGA TOUR Player of the Year, a season that included four victories and nine top-10 finishes...Highlight of year came at Masters, where rounds of 70-66-65-69-270 set 72-hole record. Won by 12 strokes...In first start after Masters, won GTE Byron Nelson Classic and later in summer captured Motorola Western Open...Prior to Masters, won first event of season at rain-shortened Mercedes Championships, defeating Tom Lehman on first playoff hole...Named PGA of America and Golf Writers Association of America Player of the Year. Associated Press chose his Masters win top sports story of 1997, and followed by his designation as AP's Male Athlete of the Year (first golfer to be so honored in 26 years). 1996: Turned professional at Greater Milwaukee Open, where he finished T60, and followed with two victories (Las Vegas Invitational and Walt Disney World/Oldsmobile Classic) and three top-10s in only eight starts...Beat Davis Love III in a playoff at Las Vegas Invitational for first TOUR win...Named PGA TOUR Rookie of the Year. Also named Sports Illustrated's Sportsman of the Year, becoming youngest to receive honor since gymnast Mary Lou Retton in 1984. Amateur: Won '91-93 U.S. Junior Amateurs when no one before or since has won more than one...In '94, at TPC Sawgrass, became youngest winner of U.S. Amateur at age 18. The following year, became first to successfully defend U.S. Amateur title since Jay Sigel in '93. In '96, became first player to win three consecutive U.S. Amateur titles. Owns U.S. Amateur records for consecutive match-play victories (18) and winning percentage (.909). His six consecutive years of winning a USGA championship are second only to Bobby Jones' eight...Made cut in four of six major championships as amateur and was low amateur at 1995 Masters and 1996 British Open...Named year's top amateur by Golf Digest and Golfweek in '92 and Golfworld in '92 and '93. Golf World's "Man of the Year" in '94...Won '96 NCAA Championship at Stanford and was named Collegiate Player of the Year...Woods, Jack Nicklaus, Phil Mickelson and Ryan Moore are the only players to win NCAA and U.S. Amateur in same year.
Nicknamed "Tiger" after a Vietnamese soldier who was a friend of his father's in Vietnam...Putted against Bob Hope on the "Mike Douglas Show" at age 2, shot 48 for nine holes at age 3 and was featured in Golf Digest at age 5...Eighth athlete to be named Wheaties permanent rep, following Bob Richards (1958), Bruce Jenner (1977), Mary Lou Retton (1984), Pete Rose (1985), Walter Payton (1986), Chris Evert (1987) and Michael Jordan (1988)...The Tiger Woods Foundation, founded in 1996 by Tiger Woods and his father Earl, empowers young people to reach their highest potential by initiating and supporting community-based programs that promote the health, education and welfare of all of America's children...The Tiger Woods Learning Center, a two-story, 35,000-square-foot center that opened in February 2006, provides 5th-12th grade students with critically important interactive enrichment programs in reading, math, science, and technology. Specific classes promote career exploration and preparation in areas including forensic science, engineering, aerospace, video production and home design. Youth develop personal accountability, independence and resilience leading to greater knowledge of career options and an increase in college enrollment. For more information, go to twlc.org...Serves as official host of the AT&T National held near Washington D.C., the inaugural 2007 event won by K.J. Choi at Congressional CC. Proceeds will go towards a Tiger Woods Learning Center on the East Coast...Announced the creation of Tiger Woods Design, a golf course design company in 2006. Work has begun in Dubai U.A.E. on the first course, Al Ruwaya. The first U.S. course, The Cliffs at High Carolina, will be located east of Asheville, NC and will be a walking-preferred course...Web site is tigerwoods.com.
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Fashioned one of the greatest seasons in the history of the sport and in the process assured a place among the best to ever play the game...Highlights included three consecutive major championship titles and career Grand Slam, nine PGA TOUR victories and TOUR single-season earnings record of $8,286,821...An eight-stroke British Open victory lifted him into company of Gene Sarazen, Ben Hogan, Gary Player and Jack Nicklaus as holders of career Grand Slams and at the age of 24 was the youngest to do so...Became only the second player to win three majors in one season, joining Ben Hogan (1953)...Was 53-under par in four majors, next-best mark was 18-under by Ernie Els...His nine TOUR victories in a season were the most since Sam Snead won 11 in 1950...His 20th career win at U.S. Open made him youngest player in TOUR history to win 20 times...Started the season in historic fashion, with wins at Mercedes Championships and AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, giving him victories in six consecutive appearances, becoming first player since Hogan in 1948 to do so. Finished T2, four strokes back of Phil Mickelson in attempt to win seventh consecutive start at Buick Invitational...At the Mercedes Championships, shared 54-hole lead with Ernie Els and after both players eagled the 72nd hole to remain tied, won playoff with birdie on second extra hole...Beginning final round of AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am was five strokes back of Mark Brooks and Matt Gogel. On the back nine, trailed Gogel by seven with seven holes to play but eagle-birdie-par-birdie finish and final-round 64 good for two-stroke win over Gogel and Vijay Singh...T2 at Buick Invitational earned him $264,000 and he took over top spot on TOUR's career money list from Davis Love III, who had been No.1 for three weeks...After T18 at Nissan Open, reached the finals of the World Golf Championships-Andersen Consulting Match Play Championship, losing to Darren Clarke, 4 and 3...Rounds of 69-64 earned 36-hole lead at Bay Hill Invitational, which me maintained with closing 67-70 for 10th victory in 16 starts...A week later, was runner-up to Hal Sutton at THE PLAYERS Championship by one stroke...Finished fifth at the Masters Tournament after opening 75-72 and coming back with 68-69 on weekend. In first-round 75, made double bogey on 10 and triple bogey on 12...At GTE Byron Nelson Classic, closing 63 matched low round of tournament and lifted him to T4...In next start, held three-stroke lead through 54 holes at Deutsche Bank SAP Open before finishing third behind Lee Westwood. Marked first time since 1996, he had not won after holding 54-hole lead...A week later, successfully defended a title for the first time with win at Memorial Tournament...At U.S. Open, won by a major championship record 15 strokes (old record: Tom Morris, Sr., 13 at 1864 British Open) with rounds of 65-69-71-67-272 (-12) at Pebble Beach. His score tied a U.S. Open record held by Jack Nicklaus and Lee Janzen and his 12-under total broke record in relation to par...Following a T23 at Advil Western Open, completed career grand slam with eight-stroke victory over Thomas Bjorn and Ernie Els at British Open. With rounds of 67-68-67-69-269 (19-under), at St. Andrews, broke British Open and major championship record in relation to par...In head-to-head battle with fellow California junior star Bob May, won PGA Championship in three-hole playoff. With victory, became first player since Denny Shute in 1936-37 to defend PGA Championship. Playing in the final twosome of the day, both players shot back-nine 31s, with Woods birdieng the final two holes to force playoff, where he went birdie-par-par (3-4-5) for win. Rounds of 66-67-70-67-270 (18-under) gave him share of most under-par record with May...The following week, successfully defended another title at the World Golf Championships-NEC World Series of Golf by 11 strokes over Justin Leonard and Phillip Price. Started week with 64-61-125 to set an all-time PGA TOUR record for opening rounds. On the weekend, added a pair of 67s and finished at 21-under-par 259 for a Firestone South record...In next start, out of a fairway bunker on the 72nd hole, faded a six-iron from 213 yards over water to within 15 feet for eagle putt to secure a one-stroke victory over Grant Waite at the Bell Canadian Open. Joined Lee Trevino (1971) as only players to win U.S., British and Canadian Opens in same year and received Triple Crown Trophy from Royal Canadian Golf Association...A member of victorious U.S. Presidents Cup team...Closed official season with third place in defense of National Car Rental Golf Classic at Walt Disney World Resort, a second place in defense of THE TOUR Championship and T5 in defense of World Golf Championships-American Express Championship...At year's end, voted by his peers the PGA TOUR Player of the Year (Jack Nicklaus Award); the PGA of America Player of the Year for third time in four years; winner of the Byron Nelson Award and Vardon Trophy for lowest scoring average; the Arnold Palmer Award as leading money winner; the GWAA Player of the Year; the Mark H. McCormack Award for leading Official World Golf Ranking for most weeks; the Andersen Consulting Medal for best performance in WGC events; the Palm Performance Award as leading money winner on TOUR West Coast Swing; the Fall Finish Award presented by PricewaterhouseCoopers as leading money winner on TOUR's fall schedule...Set or tied 27 records during the course of the season. His actual scoring average of 68.17 set a new scoring average mark, besting Sam Snead's 50-year-old 69.23 record and Byron Nelson's 68.33 unofficial mark, set in 1945...Named Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year in December, the first two-time recipient (also won in 1996) in the 46-year history of the award...Named Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year, becoming only three-time winner of award.
The Presidents Cup (5), 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2007; Ryder Cup (5), 1997, 1999, 2002, 2004, 2006; World Amateur Team Championship (1), 1994; Walker Cup (1), 1995; Dunhill Cup (1), 1998; World Cup (3), 1999, 2000, 2001.