Tiger Woods

Golfer Tiger Woods

Full Name: Eldrick Woods
Profession: Golfer

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Why Famous: Woods was a golf child prodigy before turning pro in 1996. He won his 1st major in 1997 and became the No.1 ranked player shortly after. He dominated golf throughout the 2000s and is one of only 4 players to win the Career Grand Slam.

He has the lowest career scoring average and the most career earnings of any player.

Born: December 30, 1975
Birthplace: Cypress, California, USA
Age: 43 years old

Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Capricorn

Married Life

  • 2004-10-05 Professional golfer Tiger Woods (28) weds former Swedish model Elin Nordegren (24) at Sandy Lane Resort in St. James, Barbados
  • 2010-08-23 Former Swedish model Elin Nordegren (30) divorces professional golfer Tiger Woods (34) after 6 years of marriage

Events in the Life of Tiger Woods

  • 1994-08-28 94th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Tiger Woods
  • 1995-08-27 95th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Tiger Woods
  • 1996-08-25 96th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Tiger Woods
  • 1997-01-12 Tiger Woods wins Mercedes Championships
  • 1997-04-13 61st US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Tiger Woods wins his first major title, a record 12 strokes ahead of Tom Kite; 4-round total 270 (−18) is tournament record
  • 1999-08-15 PGA Championship, Medinah CC: Tiger Woods wins by 1 stroke from Spaniard Sergio Garcia
  • 2000-02-14 8th ESPY Awards: Tiger Woods, Mia Hamm win
  • 2000-03-27 PGA Players Championship, TPC at Sawgrass: 1983 champion Hal Sutton leads wire-to-wire to win by a stroke ahead of runner-up Tiger Woods
  • 2000-06-18 100th US Open Men's Golf, Pebble Beach GL: Tiger Woods wins his first US Open by a major championship record-setting 15 strokes over Ernie Els and Miguel Ángel Jiménez
  • 2000-07-23 British Open Golf, Royal Lytham & St. Annes: Tiger Woods beats Thomas Bjørn and Ernie Els by 8 shots to win his first Open title; becomes youngest player at 24 to win all 4 major titles
  • 2000-08-20 PGA Championship, Valhalla GC: Tiger Woods becomes first since Ben Hogan (1953) to win 3 majors in a calendar year; wins back-to-back PGA titles in 3-hole playoff with Bob May
  • 2001-02-12 9th ESPY Awards: Tiger Woods, Marion Jones win
  • 2001-03-26 PGA Players Championship, TPC at Sawgrass: Tiger Woods wins the first of his 2 PC's, 1 stroke ahead of runner-up Vijay Singh of Fiji

  • 2001-04-08 65th US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Tiger Woods wins his 2nd Masters and 6th major title, 2 strokes ahead of David Duval
  • 2002-04-14 66th US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Tiger Woods becomes the 3rd player to claim back-to-back Masters, 3 strokes ahead of Retief Goosen of South Africa
  • 2002-06-16 US Open Men's Golf, Bethpage State Park: Tiger Woods wins his second Open title, 3 shots ahead of runner-up Phil Mickelson
  • 2002-07-10 10th ESPY Awards: Tiger Woods, Venus Williams win
  • 2002-08-18 PGA Championship, Hazeltine National GC: American Rich Beem wins his first major title by 1 stroke from Tiger Woods
  • 2005-04-10 69th US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Tiger Woods wins his 4th green jacket on the 1st hole of a playoff with Chris DiMarco
  • 2005-06-19 US Open Men's Golf, Pinehurst CC: Michael Campbell of New Zealand holds off a charging Tiger Woods to clinch his only major title by 2 shots
  • 2005-07-17 British Open Golf, St. Andrews: Tiger Woods wins his 10th major title wire-to-wire by 5 shots from Scotsman Colin Montgomerie
  • 2006-07-23 British Open Golf, Royal Liverpool GC: Tiger Woods wins his 2nd consecutive Open Championship title and 3rd overall; holds off fellow American Chris DiMarco by 2 strokes
  • 2006-08-06 Tiger Woods (30) becomes the youngest player to compile 50 PGA Tour wins with a 3 stroke victory over Jim Furyk in the Buick Open at Grand Blanc, Michigan
  • 2006-08-20 PGA Championship, Medinah CC: Tiger Woods wins his 3rd PGA C'ship by 5 strokes from Shaun Micheel
  • 2006-09-04 Tiger Woods matches the lowest final round of his career (8-under 63) in the Deutsche Bank C'ship at Norton, MA to win for the 5th straight time and 7th time this PGA Tour season
  • 2007-04-08 71st US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Zach Johnson wins his first major title, 2 strokes ahead of Retief Goosen, Rory Sabbatini and Tiger Woods
  • 2007-06-17 US Open Men's Golf, Oakmont GC: Ángel Cabrera wins his first major title, 1 stroke ahead of Jim Furyk and Tiger Woods; first Open won by an Argentine or a South American
  • 2007-08-12 PGA Championship, Southern Hills CC: Tiger Woods wins his 4th PGA C'ship by 2 shots from Woody Austin
  • 2008-04-13 72nd US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Trevor Immelman of South Africa wins his first major title, 3 strokes ahead of Tiger Woods; Immelman leads, or ties for the lead after every round
  • 2008-06-16 US Open Men's Golf, Torrey Pines GC: Tiger Woods wins his 3rd US Open and 14th major title, beating Rocco Mediate on the 1st hole of sudden-death, following a Monday 18-hole playoff
  • 2008-07-20 16th ESPY Awards: Tiger Woods, Candace Parker win
  • 2009-08-16 PGA Championship, Hazeltine National GC: Yang Yong-eun of South Korea wins his first major title by 3 strokes from Tiger Woods
  • 2009-12-11 Tiger Woods announces an indefinite leave from professional golf to focus on his marriage.
  • 2012-06-03 Tiger Woods claims his 73rd PGA tour victory with a 2 stroke win over Andrés Romero & Rory Sabbatini in the Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village GC; equals Jack Nicklaus's record
  • 2013-03-25 Golfer Tiger Woods returns to his world number one ranking
  • 2013-05-12 PGA Players Championship, TPC at Sawgrass: Tiger Woods wins his second PC, 2 strokes ahead of David Lingmerth, Jeff Maggert and Kevin Streelman
  • 2013-11-27 Tiger Woods is named PGA Tour's Player of the Year for the 11th time
  • 2017-05-29 Tiger Woods is arrested and charged with driving under the influence in Jupiter, Florida
  • 2017-06-20 Tiger Woods checks into a clinic to manage his pain medication and sleep disorder, following his arrest for driving under the influence
  • 2018-08-12 100th PGA Championship, Bellerive CC: Brooks Koepka becomes only the 5th player to win 2 major titles in a calendar year (US Open 2018) when he beats Tiger Woods by 2 strokes
  • 2018-09-23 Tiger Woods fires final round 71 to beat Billy Horschel by 2 and win the Tour Championship at East Lake GC in Atlanta: Woods' 80th PGA Tour win; first in 5 years; Justin Rose wins FedEx Cup crown, $10m bonus
  • 2018-11-23 Phil Mickelson claims $9m winner-takes-all prize in dramatic matchplay golf duel with Tiger Woods, finishing under floodlights in Las Vegas; match goes to 22nd hole before Mickelson sinks 4-foot putt for rich victory
  • 2019-04-14 83rd US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Tiger Woods wins his 5th Masters title by 1 stroke from Xander Schauffele, Dustin Johnson & Brooks Koepka; Woods' 15th major and first in 11 years

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