Tiger Woods became a professional golfer in 1996. Across his professional career, Woods has had 79 PGA Tour wins as well as 40 European Tour wins.

Birthday: 30/12/1975

Birthplace: Cypress, California

Height: 6ft, 1in

Studied: Stanford University

Best Results in Majors:

Masters – 1st (1997, 2001, 2002, 2005)

US Open – (2000, 2002, 2008)

Open Championship – 1st (2000, 2005, 2006)

PGA Championship – 1st (1999, 2000, 2006, 2007)

Official World Golf Ranking: 321st

Nicknamed Tiger after a Vietnamese soldier who was a friend of his father.

At 21, he won his first US Masters in 1997 shooting a record score, also making him the youngest man and the first African American to win the title.

Woods dominated at the top of golf for years, winning another 13 majors. He also was named PGA Player of the Year 10 times over the next 12 years.

During his first time out at the British Open later that year, Woods managed to tie the course record of 64.

Between 1998 and 2005, Woods made the cut on 142 consecutive occasions to break the PGA Tour record that was once held by Bryan Nelson.

Woods also holds the record for the lowest 72-hole scores in relation to par in three major championships.

1997 US Masters: 18-under-par (tied with Jordan Spieth – 2015)

2000 British Open Championship: 19-under-par

2000 & 2006 PGA Championships: 18-under-par (tied with Bob May – 2000)

However, since personal problems occurred in 2009, he has dropped off significantly and has struggled to find any consistent form.

Frustrated Tiger








Injuries have also kept him out of the picture over the last few years. After his latest injury in 2015, the former number one required back surgery. After missing the cut in three of the four majors in 2015, he underwent a second microdiscectomy surgery and is aiming to be return to action in early 2016.

His best finish of 2015 came in his final start before the injury so Woods will hope he can kick on from where he left off.



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