Tiger Woods has had a remarkable career since becoming a professional golfer in the late summer of 1996. He has won more than 22 tournaments, 16 of those on the PGA tour, including the 1999 PGA Championship and the 1997 Masters Tournament. Woods was the youngest player ever to win the Masters. He has won numerous awards, including the Associated Pressí Male Athlete of the Year award and Player of the Year by the PGA Tour.

Date Awarded: April 2000

Among the records Tiger has broken are:

In 1997 the youngest-ever No.1 golfer at age 21, 24 weeks.
In 1999 alone -- Tiger won 81.7 percent more than the runner up during the PGA Tour.
In 1999, he had as many as 8 victories in one year.
In 1999, he achieved the highest point average (20.61) in the history of the World Ranking.
In 1999, earned a record setting 750 points.
In 1999, achieved the lowest ever adjusted scoring average of 68.43 strokes.

24 PGA Tour victories:
2000 Mercedes Championships; Pebble Beach Pro-Am; Bay Hill Invitational; Memorial Tournament; U.S. Open; British Open; PGA Championship; WGC-NEC Invitational; Canadian Open
1999 Buick Invitational, The Memorial, Western Open, PGA Championship; WGC-NEC Invitational; National Car Rental Classic; Tour Championship; WGC-American Express Championship
1998 BellSouth Classic
1997 Mercedes Championships, The Masters, Byron Nelson Classic, Western Open
1996 Walt Disney World Classic, Las Vegas Invitational

3 International victories:
1999: TPC of Europe (Eur)
1998: Johnnie Walker Classic (Thailand)
1997: Asian Honda Classic (Thailand)

Ryder Cup experience 1997, 1999


Full name: Eldrick Tiger Woods
Best Known As: Dominating pro golfer and Nike celebrity.
Occupation: Professional Golfer
Date of Birth: December 30, 1975
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Born Eldrick Woods on December 30, 1975, in Cypress, California. As soon as he could stand up on his own, Tigerís parents introduced their only child to the game of golf by giving him a sawed-off putter to practice with. 
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Woods collected his first strokeplay title of a difficult year when he stormed to an 8-shot victory at the Dunlop Phoenix tournament. His triumph signalled a welcome return to form, after his 5 years ...Read More

1975 Born Eldrick T. Woods on Dec. 30 in Southern California to Earl Woods, a retired U.S. Army Lieutenant 
1976 Six Months Sees his father hitting golf balls into a net and begins to imitate his swing.
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