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 Press� Male Athlete of the Year award and Player of the Year by the PGA Tour.

Date Awarded: April 2000

  • Woods has won 79 official PGA Tour events, second only to Sam Snead, and six ahead of Jack Nicklaus with 73 wins. (See List of golfers with most PGA Tour wins.)
  • Woods has won 14 majors, second all time, behind Jack Nicklaus.
  • Woods is 14-1 when going into the final round of a major with at least a share of the lead.
  • Woods scoring average in 2000 is the lowest in PGA Tour history, both adjusted, 67.79, and unadjusted, 68.17.
  • Woods has the lowest career scoring average in PGA Tour history.
  • Woods has amassed the most career earnings of any player in PGA Tour history (even after inflation is considered).
  • Woods is one of five players (along with Gene Sarazen, Ben Hogan, Gary Player, and Jack Nicklaus) to have won all four professional major championships in his career, known as the Career Grand Slam, and was the youngest to do so.
  • Woods is the only player to have won all four professional major championships in a row, accomplishing the feat in the 2000–2001 seasons. This feat became known as the "Tiger Slam".
  • Woods set the all-time PGA Tour record for most consecutive cuts made, with 142. The streak started in 1998, he set the record at the 2003 Tour Championship with 114 (passing Byron Nelson's previous record of 113 and Jack Nicklaus at 105) and extended this mark to 142 before it ended on May 13, 2005 at the EDS Byron Nelson Championship. Many consider this to be one of the most remarkable golf accomplishments of all time, given the margin by which he broke the old record and given that during the streak, the next longest streak by any other player was usually only in the 10s or 20s. It should be noted that when Byron Nelson played far fewer players made the cut in a given event.
  • Woods has won a record 25.2% (79 out of 313) of his professional starts on the PGA Tour.
  • Woods is the only golfer to have won the U.S. Amateur three consecutive times (1994–96).

Award Records
  • Woods has been the PGA Player of the Year a record eleven times.
  • Woods has been the PGA Tour Player of the Year a record eleven times.
  • Woods has been the PGA Tour Money Leader a record ten times.
  • Woods has been the Vardon Trophy winner a record nine times.
  • Woods has been the recipient of the Byron Nelson Award a record nine times.

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, Tiger�s 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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