Tiger Woods - The Greatest Golfer of all Time

Sunday, 5 September 2010

Eldrick (Tiger) Woods, now 34 years of age, has had an
unprecedented career since becoming a professional golfer in the late
summer of 1996. He has won 95 tournaments, 71 of those on the PGA Tour,
including the 1997, 2001, 2002 and 2005 Masters Tournaments, 1999, 2000,
2006 and 2007 PGA Championships, 2000, 2002, and 2008 U.S. Open
Championships, and 2000, 2005 and 2006 Open Championships. With his
second Masters victory in 2001, Tiger became the first ever to hold all
four professional major championships at the same time. He is the career
victories leader among active players on the PGA Tour, and is the career money list leader.

In winning the 2000 British Open, Woods became the youngest to complete
the career Grand Slam of professional major championships and only the
fifth ever to do so, following Ben Hogan, Gene Sarazen, Gary Player and
Jack Nicklaus. Tiger also was the youngest Masters champion ever, at the
age of 21 years, three months and 14 days, and was the first major
championship winner of African or Asian heritage.

Woods holds or shares the record for the low score in relation to
par in each of the four major championships. His records are 270
(18-under par) in the 1997 Masters, 272 (12-under par) in the 2000 U.S.
Open, 269 (19-under par) in the 2000 Open Championship, and he shares
the record of 270 (18-under par) with Bob May in the 2000 PGA
Championship, which Tiger won by one stroke in a three-hole playoff.

The U.S. Open and Masters victories came by record margins, 15 strokes
and 12 strokes, respectively, and the U.S. Open triumph swept aside the
13-stroke major championship standard which had stood for 138 years,
established by Old Tom Morris in the 1862 British Open. The record
margin for the U.S. Open had been 11 strokes by Willie Smith in 1899. In
The Masters, Woods broke the record margin of nine strokes set by
Nicklaus in 1965. Tiger won the Open Championship by eight strokes, the
largest margin since J. H. Taylor in 1913.

He is the career victories leader among active players on the PGA Tour
and is the career money list leader. He is third in PGA Tour career
victories, trailing only Sam Snead (82) and Jack Nicklaus (73).

Tiger increased his record total on the PGA Tour career money list to $92,862,539, through 2009, and had won $111,433,044 worldwide.

In addition to his playing exploits, Woods is busy off the course, too.

Did You Know?

Wake-up time

Did you know that Tiger's alarm clock is set at 5:00 a.m. sharp?

Average clubhead speed

Did you know that Tiger's average clubhead speed is 125 mph while the average person's speed is 84 mph?


Did you know that Tiger's inspirations are his parents and Nelson Mandela?

Perfect day

Did you know Tiger's perfect day is to surf, ski, play golf and go spear-fishing in the same day?

Favorite movie

Did you know that Tiger's favorite movie is Caddyshack?

Biggest challenge

Did you know that Tiger's biggest challenge is to become a better person tomorrow?

Proudest moment

Did you know that Tiger's proudest moment was winning the Masters?


Did you know that Tiger's retreat is to go underwater shooting fish?

Favorite soundtrack

Did you know that Tiger's favorite soundtrack is anything from '80s and early '90s?

Fondest memory

Did you know that Tiger's fondest memory was riding his bike and skateboard all the time?

First job

Did you know that Tiger's first job was as a cart boy?


Did you know that Tiger's indulgence is to spend his time on his boat?