Profil de Tiger Woods PGA TOUR – Nouvelles, statistiques et vidéos


Statut exonéré

  • TOUR DE LA PGA: Vainqueur, Tournoi des Maîtres (jusqu’en 2024-25)

TOUR JOINT

Champion FedExCup

Victoires PGA TOUR (82)

  • 1996 Walt Disney World / Oldsmobile Classic, Las Vegas Invitational
  • 1997 Tournoi des maîtres, championnats Mercedes, GTE Byron Nelson Golf Classic, Motorola Western Open
  • 1998 BellSouth Classic
  • 1999 Tournoi commémoratif, Motorola Western Open, Buick Invitational, THE TOUR Championship, National Car Rental Golf Classic / Disney, PGA Championship, World Golf Championships-American Express Championship, World Golf Championships-NEC Invitational
  • 2000 Championnats du monde de golf sur invitation NEC, The Open Championship, PGA Championship, Bell Canadian Open, U.S.Open Championship, AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, Bay Hill Invitational, Memorial Tournament, Mercedes Championships
  • 2001 Tournoi des Maîtres, Championnat THE PLAYERS, Tournoi commémoratif, Bay Hill Invitational, World Golf Championships-NEC Invitational
  • 2002 Championnats du monde de golf-American Express Championship, U.S. Open Championship, Buick Open, Bay Hill Invitational présenté par Cooper Tires, Masters Tournament
  • 2003 Bay Hill Invitational présenté par Cooper Tires, Buick Invitational, 100th Western Open présenté par Golf Digest, World Golf Championships-American Express Championship, World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship
  • 2004 Championnats du monde de golf – Championnat d’Accenture Match Play
  • 2005 The Open Championship, World Golf Championships-American Express Championship, World Golf Championships-NEC Invitational, Ford Championship at Doral, Buick Invitational, Masters Tournament
  • 2006 Buick Invitational, Ford Championship at Doral, Championnats du monde de golf-Bridgestone Invitational, World Golf Championships-American Express Championship, The Open Championship, PGA Championship, Buick Open, Deutsche Bank Championship
  • 2007 THE TOUR Championship présenté par Coca-Cola, PGA Championship, World Golf Championships-CA Championship, Wachovia Championship, World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational, Buick Invitational, BMW Championship
  • 2008 Buick Invitational, Arnold Palmer Invitational présenté par MasterCard, Championnats du monde de golf-Accenture Match Play Championship, U.S.Open Championship
  • 2009 Buick Open, Championnats du monde de golf-Bridgestone Invitational, Arnold Palmer Invitational présenté par MasterCard, BMW Championship, le Memorial Tournament, AT&T National
  • 2012 AT&T National, le tournoi commémoratif présenté par Nationwide Insurance, Arnold Palmer Invitational présenté par MasterCard
  • 2013 Arnold Palmer Invitational présenté par MasterCard, Farmers Insurance Open, THE PLAYERS Championship, World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational, World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship
  • 2018 Championnat de TOUR
  • 2019 Tournoi des Maîtres
  • 2020 CHAMPIONNAT DE ZOZO

Victoires internationales (12)

  • 1997 Honda Classic asiatique [Asia]
  • 1998 Johnnie Walker Classic [Asia].
  • 1999 Deutsche Bank Open-TPC of Europe [Eur],
  • 1999 Coupe du monde [indiv]
  • 2000 Johnnie Walker Classic [Eur]
  • 2001 Deutsche Bank-SAP Open TPC of Europe [Eur]
  • 2002 Deutsche Bank-SAP Open TPC of Europe [Eur]
  • 2004 Dunlop Phoenix [Jpn]
  • 2005 Dunlop Phoenix [Jpn]
  • 2006 Dubai Desert Classic [Eur]
  • 2008 Dubai Desert Classic [Eur]
  • 2009 JBWere Australian Masters [Aus]

Victoires supplémentaires (14)

  • 1998 PGA Grand Slam of Golf
  • 1999 Coupe du monde [with Mark O’Meara]
  • 1999 PGA Grand Slam of Golf
  • 2000 Coupe du monde EMC [with David Duval]
  • 2000 PGA Grand Slam of Golf
  • 2001 Williams World Challenge
  • 2001 PGA Grand Slam of Golf
  • 2002 PGA Grand Slam of Golf
  • 2004 Défi mondial cible
  • 2005 PGA Grand Slam of Golf
  • 2006 PGA Grand Slam of Golf
  • 2006 Défi mondial cible
  • 2007 Défi mondial cible
  • 2011 Défi mondial cible

ENREGISTREMENT EN MATCH

TOUR DE LA PGA (11-1)

  • 1996 Vaincu Davis Love III, Las Vegas Invitational
  • 1997 Vaincu Tom Lehman, Championnats Mercedes
  • 1998 Perdu contre Billy Mayfair, Nissan Open
  • 1999 Vaincu Miguel Angel Jiménez, Championnats du monde de golf-Championnat American Express
  • 2000 Vaincu Ernie Els, Championnats Mercedes
  • 2000 Vaincu Bob May, championnat de la PGA
  • 2001 Vaincu Jim Furyk, Championnats du monde de golf-NEC Invitational
  • 2005 Vaincu Chris DiMarco, Tournoi des Maîtres
  • 2005 Vaincu John Daly, Championnats du monde de golf-American Express Championship
  • 2006 Vaincu José María Olazábal, Nathan Green et Buick Invitational
  • 2006 Vaincu Stewart Cink, Championnats du monde de golf-Bridgestone Invitational
  • 2008 Vaincu Rocco Mediate, US Open Championship

Équipes nationales

  • Coupe des présidents 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2019
  • Capitaine de la Coupe des Présidents 2019
  • 1997, 1999, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2010, 2012, 2018 Ryder Cup
  • Coupe du monde 1999, 2000, 2001
  • Championnat du monde par équipe amateur 1994
  • 1995 Walker Cup
  • Coupe Dunhill 1998

Personnel

  • Depuis 1996, la Tiger Woods Foundation a rejoint plus de 10 millions de jeunes en proposant des expériences uniques et des opportunités éducatives innovantes aux jeunes du monde entier. Pour les universitaires de la 5e à la 12e année, les centres d’apprentissage Tiger Woods offrent des expériences pratiques en science, technologie, ingénierie et mathématiques, associées à des ateliers de préparation au collège pour créer un environnement axé sur le collège et les carrières. Depuis l’ouverture de son centre d’apprentissage phare à Anaheim, en Californie, la Fondation a établi des campus à Washington, D.C., en Pennsylvanie et en Floride. Une fois que les enfants sont prêts pour le collège, la Fondation offre le programme de bourses Earl Woods, un réseau offrant des bourses d’études, des mentors, des stages et des ateliers.
  • En octobre 2016, a lancé le changement de marque de la société d’événements caritatifs de Woods sous le nom de TGR Live, qui unit les efforts entrepreneuriaux et philanthropiques de Wood hors du cours sous une marque parentale unique.
  • Bluejack National en dehors de Houston, le premier Tiger Woods Design aux États-Unis a ouvert ses portes en 2016. D’autres projets de Tiger Woods Design incluent des cours au Mexique, à Dubaï et en Chine.
  • Surnommé “Tiger” d’après un soldat vietnamien qui était un ami de son père au Vietnam.

Intérêts particuliers

  • Basketball, plongée, tous sports

FAITS SAILLANTS DE L’ANNÉE ACTUELLE

  • Farmers Insurance Open: A terminé T9 au Farmers Insurance Open lors de sa première tentative de 83e victoire record du PGA TOUR. A enregistré son 13e top-10 en 19 départs à l’événement et son meilleur résultat depuis sa victoire en 2013.
  • CHAMPIONNAT DE ZOZO: A remporté son 82e titre PGA TOUR au ZOZO CHAMPIONSHIP, égalant Sam Snead pour le plus grand nombre de victoires dans l’histoire du PGA TOUR. Amélioré à 44 pour 46 (95,6%) dans sa carrière avec une avance de 54 trous et 25 pour 25 lorsqu’il mène par trois tirs ou plus après 54 trous. A marqué sa 14e victoire en carrière en menant / codirigeant après chaque tour. A joué le par 3 en 9 sous (meilleur terrain), atteignant cette marque pour la première fois de sa carrière. Devenu le premier joueur de l’ère ShotLink (depuis 2003) à bogeyer chacun des trois premiers trous d’un tournoi et à gagner. Ouvert avec trois manches de 66 ou mieux pour la quatrième fois de sa carrière (a remporté les quatre).

Faits saillants de carrière

Saison 2020

A remporté le premier CHAMPIONNAT DE ZOZO, égalant Sam Snead pour le plus grand nombre de victoires de l’histoire du PGA TOUR (82).

  • Farmers Insurance Open: A terminé T9 au Farmers Insurance Open lors de sa première tentative de 83e victoire record du PGA TOUR. A enregistré son 13e top-10 en 19 départs à l’événement et son meilleur résultat depuis sa victoire en 2013.
  • CHAMPIONNAT DE ZOZO: A remporté son 82e titre PGA TOUR au ZOZO CHAMPIONSHIP, égalant Sam Snead pour le plus grand nombre de victoires dans l’histoire du PGA TOUR. Amélioré à 44 pour 46 (95,6%) dans sa carrière avec une avance de 54 trous et 25 pour 25 lorsqu’il mène par trois tirs ou plus après 54 trous. A marqué sa 14e victoire en carrière en menant / codirigeant après chaque tour. A joué le par 3 en 9 sous (meilleur terrain), atteignant cette marque pour la première fois de sa carrière. Devenu le premier joueur de l’ère ShotLink (depuis 2003) à bogeyer chacun des trois premiers trous d’un tournoi et à gagner. Ouvert avec trois manches de 66 ou mieux pour la quatrième fois de sa carrière (a remporté les quatre).

Saison 2019

A remporté sa 81e victoire au PGA TOUR et son 15e titre de champion majeur au Tournoi des Maîtres et s’est qualifié pour les Playoffs FedExCup pour la huitième fois, accédant au Championnat BMW pour la huitième fois et terminant la saison n ° 42 au classement FedExCup. Dans les Playoffs, s’est retiré de THE NORTHERN TRUST et a terminé T37 au Championnat BMW, ne réussissant pas à accéder au Championnat TOUR pour défendre son titre. Recueilli quatre top 10 et effectué neuf coupes en 12 départs.

  • Championnat de TOUR: Ne s’est pas qualifié pour le championnat TOUR où il était le championnat en titre. Marqué pour la 16e fois de sa carrière, il n’a pas défendu un titre (raisons notamment de ne pas choisir de jouer, blessure, tournoi plus joué, etc.)
  • Championnat BMW: Ayant besoin d’un top 10 pour se qualifier pour le championnat TOUR, Tiger Woods a terminé T37 au championnat BMW pour terminer sa saison au n ° 42 de la FedExCup. La semaine a été marquée par un 5-under 67 sans bogey, sa première manche sur TOUR sans bogey depuis la troisième manche du Championnat BMW 2018 à Aronimink.
  • LA FIDUCIE DU NORD: Ouvert THE NORTHERN TRUST avec 4 sur 75. Retiré avant le début du deuxième tour en invoquant une légère déformation oblique.
  • le tournoi commémoratif présenté par Nationwide: Tourné un tour final 67 pour égaliser trois autres pour le neuvième au tournoi commémoratif présenté par Nationwide. A remporté son neuvième top-10 lors de l’événement, devenant le deuxième joueur à atteindre cette marque à Muirfield Village (Jay Haas / 9).
  • Tournoi des maîtres: A remporté le Masters Tournament d’un coup pour remporter son cinquième titre de tournoi, sa 15e couronne de championnat majeur et sa 81e victoire au PGA TOUR à l’âge de 43 ans, 3 mois et 15 jours. Déplacé dans l’un des records de Sam Snead pour les victoires PGA TOUR. Devient le deuxième plus ancien vainqueur du Masters (Jack Nicklaus / 1986/46 ans, 2 mois, 23 jours) et le septième joueur dans la quarantaine à remporter l’événement. Entré dans la ronde finale derrière Francesco Molinari par deux coups et n’était jamais venu par derrière après 54 trous pour remporter un majeur. 11 ans après sa victoire à l’US Open 2008, son plus récent championnat majeur, est devenu le premier joueur depuis Ben Crenshaw (1984 Masters, 1995 Masters) à passer 11 ans ou plus entre les victoires aux tournois majeurs. A enregistré la victoire 14 ans après sa dernière victoire au Augusta National Golf Club, la plus longue séquence de ce type à travers 83 éditions de l’événement (précédent: Gary Player / 13). A fait du Masters le septième événement du PGA TOUR au cours duquel il a récolté cinq victoires ou plus.
  • Championnats du monde de golf-Dell Technologies Match Play: Lors de son premier départ aux Championnats du monde de golf-Dell Technologies Match Play depuis 2013, et son premier départ dans l’État du Texas depuis 2005, il s’est qualifié pour les quarts de finale pour terminer T5 dans cette épreuve. Jouant au Austin Country Club pour la première fois de sa carrière, il a gagné deux points pour sortir de son groupe après avoir battu Aaron Wise et Patrick Cantlay. A subi une défaite de 2 et 1 contre Brandt Snedeker. A affronté Rory McIlroy pour la première fois avec leur match en huitièmes de finale. A battu McIlroy, 2 et 1, avant de s’incliner face au Danois Lucas Bjerregaard, 1-up.
  • Championnat des joueurs: Après avoir amélioré sa position à chacun de ses quatre premiers départs de la saison, il a terminé T30 au championnat THE PLAYERS. Clôturé avec un 69 de moins de 3 ans, sa meilleure manche de la semaine. A subi un quadruple bogey-7 au pair-3 n ° 17 au deuxième tour après avoir mis deux balles à l’eau.
  • Championnats du monde de golf-Championnat du Mexique: A remporté son premier top 10 de la saison avec un T10 au Championnat du monde de golf-Championnat du Mexique. A marqué son 13e top-10 en carrière dans l’épreuve et le 34e aux championnats du monde de golf. Le deuxième tour 66 au Club de Golf Chapultepec a souligné ses débuts en compétition au Mexique. Quatre coups roulés le 15e vert par-5 et trois coups roulés le 16e vert par-4 au troisième tour, marquant la première fois de sa carrière qu’il avait quatre coups roulés et trois coups roulés dans des trous consécutifs, un tronçon de 22 640 trous dans les épreuves par coups avant d’atteindre le 15e pair-5 au troisième tour.
  • Genesis Open: En tant qu’hôte du tournoi, il a terminé 6 sous et T15 dans le Genesis Open, le seul événement du TOUR où il a fait des départs à deux chiffres et n’a pas remporté de victoire. A maintenant sept top-15 en 13 départs dans cet événement. A réalisé un putt d’aigle de 43 pieds et 10 pouces au n ° 1 au deuxième tour, marquant son plus long putt réalisé sur TOUR depuis le Championnat WGC-Mexique 2014. A joué ses quatre premiers trous du troisième tour 5-under (B-E-B-B) en route vers un 6-under 65.
  • Farmers Insurance Open: À son premier départ de la saison, il a terminé le T20 au Farmers Insurance Open. Après les rondes de 70-70-71, s’est terminé avec sa meilleure manche de la semaine, un 5-under 67 sur le parcours sud. A marqué son 14e top-25 en 18 départs dans l’épreuve.

Saison 2018

A remporté sa 80e victoire au PGA TOUR et sa première depuis 2013, remportant le championnat TOUR pour la troisième fois de sa carrière pour évoluer dans deux des 82 meilleures victoires de Sam Snead au TOUR. A terminé la saison n ° 2 dans la FedExCup, avec des finalistes au Championnat Valspar et au Championnat PGA parmi ses sept top-10. A mené le TOUR en coups gagnés: approche du vert (0,938) pour la sixième saison consécutive au cours de laquelle il a joué le moins de rounds. Après avoir été initialement sélectionné en tant qu’assistant du capitaine pour l’équipe de la Ryder Cup des États-Unis, il a ensuite été sélectionné comme choix du capitaine et a joué dans l’événement pour la huitième fois.

  • Ryder Cup: A été sélectionné comme capitaine de sélection pour les États-Unis dans la Ryder Cup et a fait son huitième départ dans l’épreuve par équipe biennale. A disputé sa première Ryder Cup depuis 2012 et n’a marqué aucun point pour les États-Unis en quatre matches. Perdu 2 et 1 face à Jon Rahm en simple alors que les Européens regagnaient la Ryder Cup avec une victoire de 17,5-10,5 sur les États-Unis au Golf National de Paris, en France.
  • Championnat de TOUR: A revendiqué son 80e titre PGA TOUR (deuxième plus haut derrière 82 de Sam Snead) avec une victoire à deux coups sur Billy Horschel pour son troisième titre de champion de TOUR (1999, 2007, 2018). Avant sa victoire à East Lake, il s’était écoulé 1 876 jours depuis sa dernière victoire sur le PGA TOUR (Championnats du monde de golf 2013 – Bridgestone Invitational). Passé du n ° 20 au n ° 2 au classement FedExCup, terminant 41 points derrière Justin Rose (T4) pour devenir le quatrième vainqueur du TOUR Championship qui n’a pas réclamé la FedExCup. A partagé l’avance au premier tour avec Rickie Fowler (5-moins de 65 ans) et l’avance au deuxième tour avec Rose (7-moins 133) avant de passer à une avance de trois coups sur Rory McIlroy à la suite d’un troisième tour 5-moins 65 ans. Après une clôture de 1 sur 71, amélioré à 54/58 lorsque vous détenez au moins une part de l’avance de 54 trous sur le PGA TOUR, y compris une marque de 43/45 avec l’avance pure et simple. Les bogeys sur les numéros 15 et 16 ont rendu les choses intéressantes dans la séquence, mais les pars d’embrayage sur les deux derniers trous ont scellé la victoire. Sa 80e victoire au TOUR est survenue lors de son 346e départ à l’âge de 42 ans, 8 mois et 24 jours. En comparaison, Snead avait 47 ans lorsqu’il a remporté son 80e titre. La victoire était son quatrième titre de tournoi FedExCup Playoffs (Championnat BMW 2007, Championnat TOUR 2007, Championnat BMW 2009, Championnat TOUR 2018. Classé n ° 2 en coups gagnés: Putting pour la semaine, réalisant plus de 100 pieds de putts chacun des trois premiers tours et totalisant 386’5 “pour la semaine (112’7” / R1, 101’5 “/ R2, 112’8” / R3, 59’9 “/ R4). Dernier a affiché ses trois premiers tours dans les années 60 en un événement de la PGA TOUR au championnat de Wyndham 2015, mais le tour final 71 l’a empêché de poster les quatre manches dans les années 60 pour la première fois depuis THE NORTHERN TRUST 2013. A marqué sa 15e apparition dans le championnat TOUR (première depuis 2013), avec neuf classements parmi les 10 premiers de l’événement, dont trois victoires et quatre finalistes.
  • Championnat des technologies Dell: A détenu une part des 18 trous en tête du Championnat BMW en route vers une finition T6. Le premier tour de 62 était son score le plus bas sur TOUR depuis 2013 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational (61 / R2) et comprenait un back-nine 29, son score le plus bas sur neuf depuis 2007 TOUR Championship (28 / front / R2).
  • Championnat PGA: Bien qu’il n’ait pas touché un fairway avant le 10e trou dimanche, il a réussi huit birdies et deux bogeys pour afficher un 6 de moins de 64, égalant la ronde basse de la journée. A terminé deuxième en solo à 14 coups sous 266, deux coups derrière Brooks Koepka. Le runner-up a terminé a marqué son 31e sur le PGA TOUR et la première fois en solo deuxième depuis le 2009 Championship Championship. Cherchait à égaler Jack Nicklaus et Walter Hagen pour la plupart des victoires au championnat PGA. Une victoire aurait marqué son premier titre de champion majeur depuis l’US Open 2008, soit 3 709 jours.
  • Le Championnat Open: A terminé T6 au 147 Open Championship à Carnoustie, son premier top-10 en majeur depuis au T6 au Open Championship 2013. La semaine a été marquée par un 66ème de troisième ronde, sa plus faible ronde en majeur depuis un 66ème au deuxième tour du Masters 2011. C’était juste sa deuxième coupe faite (Tournoi des Maîtres 2018 / T32) lors de ses six derniers départs majeurs. Affiché des rondes de 71-71-66-71, la première fois depuis le Tournoi des Maîtres 2010 (T4), il a enregistré quatre rondes égales ou supérieures dans un tournoi majeur. Jumelé à l’éventuel champion Francesco Molinari, il est entré dans la ronde finale à quatre coups de la tête. A pris les devants en solo à 7 sous les neuf trous, un devant Molinari et Jordan Spieth, mais son avance a disparu avec un double bogey au n ° 11. Bogeyed n ° 12 et birdie n ° 14 avant de clôturer avec quatre pars pour terminer à 5 ans. L’arrivée l’a propulsé au n ° 50 du classement mondial officiel du golf, revenant dans le top 50 pour la première fois depuis janvier 2015. Le classement lui a également valu une place au championnat du monde de golf-Bridgestone Invitational.
  • Quicken Loans National: A obtenu un T4 au Quicken Loans National, son quatrième top-10 en sept départs à l’événement (T4 / 2018, Won / 2012, Won / 2009, T6 / 2007). Classé septième dans Strokes Gained: Putting for the week (4.775) après avoir participé à l’événement, classé 89e dans cette catégorie (0.108).
  • le tournoi commémoratif présenté par Nationwide: Après avoir grimpé dans une part de la tête lors du troisième tour à 11 sous la normale, a joué ses 21 derniers trous du tournoi commémoratif en 2-over pour terminer T23 à 9-sous 279. Était 13-sous sur les neuf premiers pour la semaine à Muirfield Village et 4-over sur le neuf de retour.
  • Championnat des joueurs: Terminé T11 au THE PLAYERS Championship, son 10e parmi les 25 premiers de l’événement et premier depuis sa victoire en 2013. Des scores inférieurs à 70 ont été enregistrés dans chacune des deux dernières manches pour la deuxième fois en 18 départs chez THE PLAYERS (65-69 / 2018 , 66-67 / 2001). Pour le week-end, joué les trous 1-12 en 14-under et les trous 13-18 en 4-over.
  • Championnat Wells Fargo: Avec son meilleur score de la semaine, un 68 de moins de 3 au troisième tour, a terminé T55 à son premier départ au Wells Fargo Championship depuis 2012. N’a pas réussi à enregistrer un birdie au tour final (3 sur 74). C’était la 11e fois de sa carrière de professionnel où il n’a pas réussi à poster un birdie dans une manche, et la première fois depuis la manche finale des Championnats du Monde de Golf 2014 – Championnat du Mexique (à Doral).
  • Tournoi des maîtres: Avec une finale de moins de 3 en 69, a obtenu un résultat T32 au Masters Tournament. L’arrière-neuf 3-moins 33 dans la ronde finale était son premier sous-par neuf à Augusta National depuis un avant-neuf 4-sous 32 au troisième tour en 2015. A fait son premier aigle de la saison au n ° 15 dans le dernier tour.
  • Arnold Palmer Invitational présenté par Mastercard: Lors de son premier départ dans l’Arnold Palmer Invitational présenté par Mastercard depuis sa victoire en 2013, il a terminé T5 après un tour final de 69. A cinq coups de retard du meneur Henrik Stenson après 54 trous, et est entré dans le peloton de tête avec trois trous à jouer, mais a affiché des bogeys consécutifs aux numéros 16 et 17. Amélioré à 118 sous la normale à l’Arnold Palmer Invitational, 44 coups de mieux que le meilleur meilleur joueur suivant (Vijay Singh, 74 sous). A marqué son 10e top-10 (huit victoires) en 18 départs lors de l’événement.
  • Championnat Valspar: A terminé T2 à son premier départ au championnat de Valspar, à un coup du champion Paul Casey. Avec des tours de 70-68-67-70-275 (-9), a affiché quatre scores inférieurs au pair dans un tournoi pour la première fois depuis 2013 (THE NORTHERN TRUST / T2). Déplacé au n ° 43 au classement FedExCup avec le résultat finaliste.
  • Genesis Open: Avec des manches de 72-76 lors de l’Open de Genesis alors qu’il entamait son 330e PGA TOUR, il n’a raté la coupe que pour la 25e fois de sa carrière. Sans victoire en 12 départs à l’Open de Genesis, le tournoi (à ce stade) reste le seul où il a fait des apparitions à deux chiffres et n’a pas réussi à remporter une victoire.
  • Farmers Insurance Open: Lors de son premier départ officiel de la PGA TOUR depuis plus d’un an, il a enregistré des manches de 72-71-70-72 pour terminer T23 au Farmers Insurance Open, son 17e départ dans l’événement. Il a marqué sa première participation au week-end à Torrey Pines depuis 2014, avec un WD et une coupure manquée en 2015 et 2017, respectivement. Statistiques de la semaine incluses: 17 des 56 fairways, 42 des 72 greens en règlement et 110 putts.
  • Hero World Challenge: L’hôte du Hero World Challenge a terminé T9 et 10 coups derrière le champion Rickie Fowler. Il a marqué sa première apparition en compétition depuis son retrait de l’Omega Dubai Desert Classic le 2 février 2017. La semaine comprenait la participation au premier et dernier tour avec le champion en titre de FedExCup et Joueur de l’année du PGA TOUR Justin Thomas, les deux joueurs affichant des scores de 69 -68 dans ces tours.

Saison 2017

A fait un départ officiel du PGA TOUR. D’autres problèmes de dos ont tourmenté sa saison et il a subi une quatrième opération au dos le mettant hors compétition pour le reste de la saison.

  • Coupe des présidents: A été l’un des assistants du capitaine de Steve Stricker à la Presidents Cup au Liberty National à Jersey City, New Jersey.
  • Chirurgie: Tiré des deux prochains départs de la PGA TOUR, le Genesis Open et le Honda Classic. Déclaration publiée: “Mes médecins m’ont conseillé de ne pas jouer les deux prochaines semaines, de continuer mon traitement et de laisser mon dos se calmer. Ce n’est pas ce que j’espérais ou attendais. Je suis extrêmement déçu de manquer le Genesis Open, un tournoi qui profite à ma fondation et The Honda Classic, mon événement dans ma ville natale. Je tiens à remercier Genesis pour leur soutien, et je sais que nous aurons une semaine exceptionnelle. ” En avril, a annoncé sur son site Internet qu’il avait subi une nouvelle opération du dos. L’opération a été réalisée par le Dr Richard Guyer du Center for Disc Replacement au Texas Back Institute.
  • Omega Dubai Desert Classic: Après avoir tourné un premier tour 77, s’est retiré de l’Omega Dubai Desert Classic en invoquant des spasmes au dos. “Tiger Woods a eu un spasme dans le bas du dos assez tard la nuit dernière, a obtenu un traitement tôt ce matin pendant trois heures et demie, mais ne peut pas le sortir”, a déclaré son manager Mark Steinberg. “Il dit que ce n’est pas le nerf, mais le spasme du dos, et il ne peut pas calmer les spasmes. Il peut se déplacer, mais il ne peut pas faire une rotation complète dans son swing.”
  • Farmers Insurance Open: En début d’année, engagé sur le Farmers Insurance Open, la Honda Classic et l’Omega Dubai Desert Classic sur le European Tour. Faisant son premier départ dans un événement officiel de la PGA TOUR pour la première fois depuis le Wyndham Championship 2015 (T10), a ouvert le Farmers Insurance Open avec un 4 sur 76 sur le parcours Sud, son meilleur score jamais enregistré pour commencer une année en tant que professionnel. . A raté la coupe à 36 trous après un deuxième tour de 72 pour un total de 4 sur.
  • Hero World Challenge: L’hôte du tournoi est revenu au golf de compétition pour la première fois en 466 jours au Hero World Challenge, la plus longue mise à pied de sa carrière professionnelle. Avec des rondes de 73-65-70-76, a terminé 15e et a mené le peloton avec 24 birdies.

Saison 2016

N’a pas joué sur TOUR en 2015-2016 alors qu’il continuait de se réhabiliter après une chirurgie de microdiscectomie.

  • Ryder Cup: A été l’un des vice-capitaines du capitaine Davis Love pour la Ryder Cup 2016 à Hazeltine où les États-Unis ont battu l’Europe 17-11.

Saison 2015

Limité à 11 départs au cours de la saison 2014-15 en raison de blessures. Mis à l’écart après s’être retiré du Farmers Insurance Open début février jusqu’au tournoi Masters en avril. Peu de temps après le championnat de Wyndham, a subi une chirurgie de microdiscectomie. A annoncé une procédure de suivi en octobre 2015, sa troisième chirurgie en 20 mois.

  • Championnat de Wyndham: Le seul top 10 est arrivé lors de son dernier départ de la PGA TOUR au championnat de Wyndham en août 2015, où il détenait une part de l’avance de 36 trous avant de finir à égalité au 10e rang.

Saison 2014

Limité à sept événements en raison de problèmes de dos, avec seulement un top 25 et deux retraits. Ne s’est pas qualifié pour les éliminatoires FedExCup.

  • Championnat PGA: A raté la coupe au championnat PGA en début de campagne final.
  • Championnats du monde de golf-Bridgestone Invitational: À la défense des Championnats du monde de golf-Bridgestone Invitational, s’est retiré en raison d’une blessure au troisième tour.
  • Quicken Loans National: N’a pas joué à nouveau jusqu’au Quicken Loans National, où il a raté la coupe.
  • Championnats du monde de golf-Championnat de Cadillac: Après s’être retiré dans la dernière manche de la Honda Classic en raison d’une blessure, a terminé T25 dans sa défense du titre au Championnat du monde de golf-Championnat de Cadillac, juste la deuxième fois en 14 départs, il n’a pas réussi à enregistrer un top-10 lors de l’événement ( DEO en 2012).
  • Farmers Insurance Open: Lors du premier départ de la saison du PGA TOUR, il a effectué sa 14e coupe en autant de départs au Farmers Insurance Open. A raté la coupe secondaire de 54 trous pour la première fois de sa carrière.
  • Northwestern Mutual World Challenge: Après avoir terminé T3 à l’Open de Turkish Airlines sur la tournée européenne en novembre, a suivi une défaite en séries éliminatoires contre Zach Johnson dans son propre tournoi non officiel, le Northwestern Mutual World Challenge en décembre.

Saison 2013

A terminé la saison n ° 2 dans la FedExCup, ajoutant cinq victoires à son curriculum vitae et augmentant son total de carrière à 79 victoires, juste trois timides de lier le leader de tous les temps Sam Snead.

  • Championnat TOUR de Coca-Cola: Terminé T22 au TOUR Championship par Coca-Cola, passant du n ° 1 au n ° 2 de la FedExCup.
  • Le Championnat Open: Jouant lors de sa 1 100e manche officielle de la PGA TOUR, il a obtenu un 74-round final en 74 pour terminer T6 à l’Open Championship. Il s’agissait du 17e championnat majeur auquel il a participé depuis sa dernière victoire dans un tournoi majeur (Open des États-Unis en 2008).
  • Championnat des joueurs: Lors de son prochain départ, il a remporté la fête des Mères sa deuxième victoire au championnat des JOUEURS après avoir ouvert avec une paire de 67 de moins de 5 ans. Il n’avait auparavant pas eu de rounds consécutifs dans les années 60 chez THE PLAYERS depuis les deuxième et troisième rounds en 2004 (T16). La seule autre fois où il a accompli l’exploit était en 2001 (deuxième, troisième et quatrième tours), quand il a gagné. Avec sa victoire, a rejoint Jack Nicklaus, Steve Elkington, Hal Sutton, Fred Couples et Davis Love III en tant que multiples gagnants de l’événement. La victoire au TPC Sawgrass est devenue son quatrième de la campagne, le plus tôt qu’il a réalisé l’exploit en une saison. Cette victoire était également sa 16e en Floride, la plus grande partie de tous les États. Converti l’avance de 54 trous pour la 53e fois (en 57 tentatives).
  • Tournoi des maîtres: Terminé T4 au Tournoi des Maîtres, à quatre coups du score gagnant. Il est devenu son 13e top 10 en 19 départs en carrière.
  • Arnold Palmer Invitational présenté par MasterCard: A obtenu un brevet lors d’un tour final, 2-moins de 70, lundi, pour vaincre Justin Rose par deux coups à l’Arnold Palmer Invitational, remportant l’événement pour une huitième fois record de la PGA TOUR (Sam Snead au Greater Greensboro Open). Sa 77e victoire en carrière sur le PGA TOUR l’a propulsé à cinq reprises des 82 victoires de Snead, le leader de tous les temps. Avec des victoires au championnat Cadillac et à Arnold Palmer Invitational, il a remporté des départs consécutifs pour la première fois depuis le Buick Open 2009 et les championnats du monde de golf-Bridgestone Invitational. Supplanté Rory McIlroy pour la position de n ° 1 dans le classement officiel mondial de golf. La dernière fois qu’il a occupé la première place, c’était le 30 octobre 2010. A surpassé Ernie Els pendant la plupart des semaines dans le top 10 du classement officiel mondial de golf, avec 789. A réalisé un record de 736 semaines consécutives dans le top 10 à partir du 13 avril. , 1997, au 15 mai 2011. Rentré dans le top 10 le 25 mars 2012, où il est depuis resté. De ses huit victoires Arnold Palmer Invitational, est entré dans le tour final avec au moins une part de l’avance de 54 trous à sept reprises. A fait son 17e départ à l’Arnold Palmer Invitational, avec sa seule coupure manquée en tant qu’amateur à son premier départ, en 1994. Il a joué dans tous les événements à Bay Hill depuis, à l’exception de 2010.
  • Championnats du monde de golf-Championnat de Cadillac: À 19 ans et moins de 269, il a terminé à deux coups d’avance sur Steve Stricker pour remporter le Championnat du monde de golf-Championnat de Cadillac et devenir le premier multiple vainqueur du TOUR de la saison. Sa 76e victoire en PGA TOUR en carrière et sa 17e victoire aux Championnats du monde de golf ont eu lieu à l’âge de 37 ans, 2 mois et 10 jours lors de son 297e (283e professionnel) début de carrière en TOUR. Après avoir affiché le plus grand nombre de birdies de sa carrière sur 36 et 54 trous, il a terminé avec 27 pour la semaine, juste un timide de 28 en carrière au championnat TOUR 2007 de Coca-Cola et 2006 Buick Open. Entré dans le tour final avec une avance de quatre temps sur Graeme McDowell, avec son dernier tour, 1-sous 71 menant à la victoire (la 51e fois en 55 tentatives, il a porté l’avance du troisième tour à la victoire). Mercredi, Stricker a reçu des conseils de putting, les deux (Stricker a terminé n ° 1) finissant comme les deux meilleurs joueurs sur le terrain dans Strokes Gained-Putting. Fini la semaine avec 100 putts, un record en carrière. Le Championnat de Cadillac représente le quatrième événement PGA TOUR qu’il a remporté sept fois (Championnats du monde de golf-Bridgestone Invitational, Arnold Palmer Invitational et Farmers Insurance Open). La victoire au Championnat de Cadillac était sa première victoire aux Championnats du monde de golf depuis le Bridgestone Invitational 2009. De 1999 à 2009, il n’a pas passé une saison entière sans remporter au moins un titre de champion du monde de golf.
  • Farmers Insurance Open: Dans ses débuts de saison sur le PGA TOUR, il est devenu le premier joueur de l’histoire du TOUR à remporter le même parcours huit fois avec sa victoire au Farmers Insurance Open au Torrey Pines GC. La victoire a marqué la sixième fois sur TOUR qu’il a remporté dans ses débuts de saison. Sa septième victoire au Farmers Insurance Open est survenue cinq ans après sa victoire à l’US Open à Torrey Pines. À 14-moins de 274, remporté par quatre coups sur le champion en titre Brandt Snedeker et Josh Teater. Il a converti l’avance de 54 trous en victoire pour la 50e fois (sur 54). Avec cette victoire, le Farmers Insurance Open est devenu le troisième événement dans lequel il a remporté sept fois, les Championnats du monde de golf-Bridgestone Invitational et Arnold Palmer Invitational étant les autres. Au cours des six années précédentes, il a remporté cet événement, il a remporté au moins quatre fois au cours de chacune de ces années. Sa 75e victoire au TOUR est à sept fois du record absolu de 82 détenu par Sam Snead.

Saison 2012

Terminé la saison n ° 3 au classement FedExCup.

  • World Challenge présenté par Northwestern Mutual: Servir d’hôte du tournoi annuel au World Challenge à Sherwood CC près de Los Angeles, a terminé en dehors des deux premiers pour seulement la troisième fois en 12 départs (10e en 1999, T14 en 2005 et T4 en 2012).
  • CIMB Classic: Lors de son premier départ au CIMB Classic à Kuala Lumpur, en Malaisie, a clôturé avec un bogey-free, 8-under 63 au Mines Resort and GC pour réclamer une part de la quatrième place, avec Brendon de Jonge et Chris Kirk. A réussi 28 birdies au cours de la semaine en route vers les rondes de 66-67-69-63. À 19 ans et moins de 265, il a terminé à trois coups derrière Nick Watney.
  • Ryder Cup: A terminé 0-3-1 pour l’équipe des États-Unis à la Ryder Cup, divisant par deux son match en simple contre Francesco Molinari.
  • Championnat TOUR de Coca-Cola: Making his 13th career start at the TOUR Championship, jumped out to a share of the first-round lead with a 4-under 66 en route to an eventual T8 finish–his eighth top-10 at the event. Closed with a 2-over 72, just his third over-par final round at the tournament.
  • BMW Championship: Finished T4 at the BMW Championship at Crooked Stick GC to enter the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola No. 2 in the FedExCup standings.
  • Deutsche Bank Championship: Came back with four rounds in the 60s to finish solo third at the Deutsche Bank Championship, maintaining his third-place spot in the FedExCup standings. His $544,000 paycheck gave him enough money to make him the first player to earn $100 million in career earnings in PGA TOUR history.
  • The Barclays: Finished T38 in his seventh start at The Barclays, with a 76 in the final round of The Barclays tying his second-highest score when entering the final round T10 or better (he was T10 after 54 holes this week). In 2007 at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, was T10 after 54 holes and shot 76 to finish T22. At the 1998 Arnold Palmer Invitational, was T2 after 54 holes and shot 77 to finish T13.
  • PGA Championship: Held a share of the second-round lead at the PGA Championship, but weekend rounds of 74-72 dropped him to a T11 finish. At all four major championships, failed to break par in a weekend round.
  • World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational: Finished T8 at the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational, which, coupled with his T3 at The Open Championship, gave him back-to-back top-10s in a season for first time since winning the 2009 BMW Championship and finishing runner-up at the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola. It also snapped a career-long streak of three starts in World Golf Championships events without a top-10. His 11 top-10s at the Bridgestone Invitational, seven of which are wins, is a tournament-high.
  • The Open Championship: Jumped to No. 2 in the Official World Golf Ranking, with a T3 finish at The Open Championship, his best performance in a major championship since finishing runner-up at the 2009 PGA Championship. Final-round 73 included a triple bogey on the par-4 sixth hole, his first triple in a major championship since the first hole at the 2003 Open Championship (Royal St. George’s).
  • AT&T National: Surpassed Nicklaus on all-time PGA TOUR victories list, with his 74th, at the AT&T National, his second win at Congressional CC. Trails only Sam Snead’s 82 PGA TOUR victories. Overcame a one-stroke deficit of 54-hole leader Brendon de Jonge, posting a final-round 69 to edge runner-up Bo Van Pelt by two strokes. Two-time FedExCup champion moved to No. 1 in the FedExCup standings for the first time in 100 weeks with his third victory of the campaign, the 12th time in his TOUR career he has compiled at least three wins in a season.
  • U.S. Open: Finished T21 for his second-worst finish in 15 professional starts at the U.S. Open (missed cut in 2006). Held a share of the 36-hole lead, marking just the ninth time in 43 tries that he has failed to carry the 36-hole lead on to victory.
  • the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide Insurance: Moved into a tie with Jack Nicklaus for second on the all-time PGA TOUR victories list, with 73, after his two-shot victory at the Memorial Tournament. Trails only Sam Snead’s 82 wins after a two-shot victory over Andres Romero and Rory Sabbatini at Muirfield Village GC. Posted his 73rd career victory at age 36 years, 5 months, 4 days, nearly 10 years younger than Nicklaus when he won his 73rd tournament (46 years, 2 months, 23 days) and almost seven years younger than Snead when he posted his 73rd victory (43 years, 9 days). Collected his fifth career victory at the Memorial Tournament and won in come-from-behind fashion for the 21st time in his career after entering the final round four shots off the 54-hole pace. Trailed Sabbatini by two shots standing on the 15th tee but played his final four holes in 3-under, making birdie on Nos. 15, 16 and 18. Holed a flop shot from 49 feet, 10 inches from behind the green at the par-3 16th to tie Sabbatini for the lead at 8-under. Won the Arnold Palmer Invitational and the Memorial Tournament in the same year for the fourth time (2000-01, 2009 and 2012). Posted the 12th victory of his career in Ohio and won multiple tournaments in a season for the 13th time in his career.
  • Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard: At the Arnold Palmer Invitational, earned his 72nd career PGA TOUR win, and his seventh Bay Hill tournament title, with a five-shot win over Graeme McDowell. After a second-round 65, he was tied with Charlie Wi for the 36-hole lead. Added a 1-under 71 Saturday to take a one-stroke lead over McDowell into the final round. After a bogey at the second hole Sunday, he reeled off birdies on Nos. 3, 4, 6 and 8 to take control. Had eight pars and a bogey on the back nine.
  • World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship: Was forced to WD from the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship after 11 holes in the final round due to soreness in his left Achilles tendon. It was the sixth WD of his career.
  • AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am: Searching for his first PGA TOUR win since the 2009 BMW Championship, carded a final-round 3-over 75 and was unable to match playing partner Phil Mickelson’s stellar, 8-under 64 that led to victory at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. Paired with Phil Mickelson for the 30th time in a PGA TOUR-sanctioned event. The T15 finish came in his seventh start at the event and first since finishing T12 in 2002.

2011 Season

  • Chevron World Challenge: In his final appearance of the year, at the Chevron World Challenge, an event he hosts, he battled Zach Johnson on the final day before finally making a birdie on the 72nd hole at Sherwood CC in the limited-field event to win for the first time since the 2009 JBWere Australian Masters.
  • Presidents Cup: He played for his seventh U.S. Presidents Cup team. He compiled a 2-3-0 record at the matches held at Royal Melbourne GC, including a singles victory over Aaron Baddeley that clinched the Cup for the U.S.
  • Masters Tournament: Closed with a 5-under 67 to finish T4 at the Masters Tournament, the best closing round of his career at Augusta National. It still left him four strokes behind Charl Schwartzel and in search of his first come-from-behind win in a major championship. Entered the final round seven strokes behind Rory McIlroy, but a front-nine, 5-under 31–highlighted by a birdie-birdie-eagle stretch, beginning on No. 6 had him tied for the lead as he made the turn at Augusta National. Closed with an even-par 36 on the back nine to finish T4, his 10th top-five finish at the Masters, moving him out of a tie for second with Mickelson, Ben Hogan, Tom Kite, Arnold Palmer, Sam Snead and Tom Watson, and trailing only Jack Nicklaus’ 15. Since winning his last green jacket, in 2005, he has finished T3, T2, second, T6, T4 and T4.
  • World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship: Posted a final-round, 6-under 66 to finish T10 at the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship, his first top-10 of the season and best showing since a T4 at the 2010 U.S. Open. It marked the 11th time in as many starts that he has finished with a top-10 at the event and the eighth time in as many starts inside the top 10 at the TPC Blue Monster at Doral. The showing represented his best round on TOUR since a second-round, 6-under 65 at the 2010 Deutsche Bank Championship. Played the first three rounds with Phil Mickelson, the first time the two have been paired together for three rounds in a PGA TOUR-sanctioned event. The two have had 28 official pairings on TOUR and 29 counting the 2009 World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions.
  • Australian Open: Late in the season, traveled to Sydney for the Australian Open. Took the 36-hole lead after opening 68-67. A 3-over 75 in the third round hurt his chances, but he came back with a 5-under 67 Sunday at The Lakes GC to finish solo third, two strokes behind winner Greg Chalmers.

2010 Season

Failed to win on the PGA TOUR for the first time in 15-year career dating to 1996. After 281 consecutive weeks at No. 1 in the Official World Golf Ranking, relinquished title to Lee Westwood on Nov. 1. Did not play prior to the Masters for personal reasons.

  • Chevron World Challenge: Lost in a playoff to Graeme McDowell at the Chevron World Challenge. It was the first time as a professional that he lost after holding a three-shot-or-more lead entering the final round. McDowell drained a 20 foot putt on the 72nd hole to force a playoff and then made a 25 foot putt on the first playoff hole (No. 18) to capture the win. The world’s No. 2-ranked player missed a 14-foot putt that would have extended the playoff. He has finished in the top two at this event in eight of his 10 starts.
  • Ryder Cup: Made his sixth Ryder Cup appearance, but first as a Captain’s Pick, where he was victorious in three of the four matches in which he was involved. With 16 World Golf Championships titles and 28 top-10 finishes in 32 starts, returned to Sheshan International GC in Shanghai to try and add the HSBC Champions title, the only World Golf Championships title he has yet to capture, to his resume. Twice a runner-up in three previous starts, made five birdies on his inward nine in the final round to shoot a 4-under 68, good for T6 honors.
  • The Barclays: Carded a 6-under-par 65, his lowest round of the season, to share the first-round lead with Vaughn Taylor at The Barclays. Closed with a final-round 67 to finish T12 and move to No. 65 in the FedExCup standings, earning a start at the Deutsche Bank Championship.
  • U.S. Open Championship: Posted a 5-under 66 during the third round of the U.S. Open to enter the final round five strokes behind tournament leader Dustin Johnson. Went on to card a 4-under 75 Sunday to finish T4 (his eighth top-10 at the U.S. Open and 34th top 10 in a major championship). It was the second-highest, final-round score in a major championship as a professional (76 at the 2004 U.S. Open; 75s at the 2009 PGA Championship, 2003 Masters, 1999 Masters and 1997 PGA Championship).
  • THE PLAYERS Championship: Withdrew on the seventh hole in the final round of THE PLAYERS Championship with a lingering neck injury that caused tingling in the fingers in his right hand. Shot 70-71-71 in first three rounds. It was the third time he has withdrawn from a TOUR event as a professional (2006 Northern Trust Open, 1998 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am). Also withdrew from the 1995 U.S. Open as an amateur.
  • Quail Hollow Championship: Shot 74-79 to miss the cut at the Quail Hollow Championship, including a 43 on the back nine in the second round, tying his career-worst nine-hole score. It was his first missed cut since the 2009 Open Championship and the sixth missed cut in 241 professional starts.
  • Masters Tournament: Finished T4 in his first start of the season, at the Masters Tournament. Recorded his first career eagle on the par-4 seventh hole in the final round at Augusta National and had a tournament-high four eagles. Collected the ninth top-five finish of his Masters career, joining Phil Mickelson, Ben Hogan, Tom Kite, Arnold Palmer, Sam Snead and Tom Watson. The only other person with more top-fives at the Masters is Jack Nicklaus, with 15.
  • JBWere Australian Masters: Shot a final-round 65 in defense of his JBWere Australian Masters title in Melbourne. Strong finish at Victoria GC left him in fourth place, three strokes behind winner Stuart Appleby.

2009 Season

In return from knee surgery in 2008, won six times on the PGA TOUR and captured his second FedExCup title. Had 14 top-10s (third-most in his career) in 17 starts and nine first- or second-place finishes. Has 71 career wins, third only to Jack Nicklaus (73) and Sam Snead (82).

  • Presidents Cup: Won all five matches at The Presidents Cup, four in team competition with Steve Stricker, in the United States victory at Harding Park in San Francisco. Joined Mark O’Meara (1996) and Shigeki Maruyama (1998) as the only players to have a 5-0 record in the event.
  • THE TOUR Championship presented by Coca-Cola: Finished solo-second at the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola, three strokes behind winner Phil Mickelson, who shot a final-round 65. The finish secured a second FedExCup title and the $10-million bonus. Had a win and two seconds in four Playoff events.
  • BMW Championship: Captured his sixth title of the season and took the lead in the FedExCup standings with an eight-stroke victory over Jim Furyk and Marc Leishman at the BMW Championship. Shot a third-round, course-record 62 at Cog Hill to take a seven-stroke lead entering the final round and finished at 19-under 265 to win for the fifth time at Cog Hill. It was his 10th career PGA TOUR victory by at least eight shots. It was also his 71st career victory, two short of Jack Nicklaus for second on the PGA TOUR’s career list. Also tied Sam Snead with his sixth season of at least six victories.
  • Deutsche Bank Championship: Shot a final-round 63 to equal lowest final round of his TOUR career at Deutsche Bank Championship. Course-record equaling front-nine 30 included a holed 9-iron at the par-4 6th hole for eagle. The T11 finish represented the third time in 2009 he finished outside the top-10 (T17 at Accenture Match Play and missed cut at The Open Championship).
  • The Barclays: Finished T2 at The Barclays in the first event of the PGA TOUR Playoffs for the FedExCup. Missed a seven-foot birdie try on the final green that would have tied for the lead. Finished at 8-under par with Steve Stricker, Ernie Els and Padraig Harrington, one stroke behind winner Heath Slocum, who sank a 21-foot par putt on the final hole to win the title. The start was his 250th on the PGA TOUR, and for the first time in his professional career in a stroke-play event, he played with the same player (Zach Johnson) all four rounds.
  • PGA Championship: Finished second at the PGA Championship, and for the first time in his career (was 14-0), lost a third-round lead in a major to winner Y.E. Yang at Hazeltine National. Led after each of the first three rounds, including by two entering the final round, but Yang chipped in for eagle on the 14th hole to take the lead and then made birdie on the 18th hole to shoot 70 and win by three. His final-round 75 was his worst score in the final round of a major when he was in the last group.
  • World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational: Benefactor of a big change in momentum on Firestone CC’s famous 16th hole in winning for the 70th time in his career with the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational victory. Trailing by one stroke, hit an 8-iron from 178 yards to within tap-in range for a birdie on the long par-5 16th. Meanwhile, Padraig Harrington, the third-round leader, hit from the collar of a bunker over the 16th green, but his delicate flop shot from behind the green came out hot, went into the water and he made a triple bogey-8 to give up the lead. Closed with consecutive 5-under 65s to reach 12-under and win by four strokes over Harrington and Robert Allenby. Became the first player in TOUR history to win the same event seven times on the same golf course. Also picked up 550 FedExCup points and extended his lead to 946 points. Joined Sam Snead (82) and Jack Nicklaus (73) as the only players to win 70 career TOUR events, but did so nearly seven years younger than Snead or Nicklaus.
  • Buick Open: Shot a final-round 69 and coasted to a three-shot victory with a 20-under 268 at the Buick Open for the 69th PGA TOUR title of his career. Improved to 36-1 when he had the outright lead after 54 holes. The win was his fourth of the season in just 11 starts since returning from knee surgery and the 69th of his career. He also claimed 500 FedExCup points and moved to the top of the standings. Reached victory No. 69 at the age of 33 years and seven months–almost seven years faster than Jack Nicklaus and eight years sooner than Sam Snead. Shot a 71 in the first round and came back with the best five-hole start of his career–beginning 6-under in the second round–en route to a 9-under 63 for his best score in relation to par in four years. Shot a 65 in the third round and held a one-shot lead going into Sunday.
  • The Open Championship: Missed the cut at The Open Championship at Turnberry, just the second missed cut of his professional career in a major championship (2006 U.S. Open was the first).
  • AT&T National: Won his own tournament, the AT&T National hosted by Tiger Woods, with a late birdie at Congressional CC. Was tied for the lead with Anthony Kim entering the final round and was tied at 12-under with Hunter Mahan late in the back nine. Made a 20-foot birdie putt on the par-5 16th hole and fired a closing 67 to get past Mahan and capture the title by one stroke. Mahan tied the course record with a 62 earlier in the day. The win was the third of the season, the 68th of his PGA TOUR career and moved him to the top of the FedExCup standings for the first time in 2009.
  • U.S. Open Championship: Posted the 31st top-10 finish of his career in a major championship with a T6 finish at the U.S. Open.
  • the Memorial Tournament: Birdied the last two holes to shoot a final-round 65 and win the Memorial Tournament for the fourth time, beating Jim Furyk by one stroke. Trailed by four strokes entering the final round. Hit all 14 fairways in the final round and recorded his 20th come-from-behind victory in his 67th career victory. Chipped in for eagle from behind the green on the par-5 11th hole and was tied with Furyk, Jonathan Byrd and Davis Love III at 10-under with two holes remaining before his final surge.
  • THE PLAYERS Championship: Kept streak alive of 12 career made cuts in as many attempts at THE PLAYERS, with eighth-place finish, snapping a string of six consecutive appearances at the event without a top-10 finish (dating back to his win in 2001). The six consecutive events without notching a top-10 finish represents his longest streak at any single event in his career.
  • Quail Hollow Championship: Took the first-round lead with a 7-under 65 at the Quail Hollow Championship, but finished in fourth two strokes off the lead.
  • Masters Tournament: Shot a final-round 68 to finish T6 at the Masters Tournament.
  • Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard: Birdied the 72nd hole to beat Sean O’Hair by one stroke and claim his sixth Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard. Sank a 15-foot birdie putt on the final green, duplicating his last-putt heroics from two previous years (2001, 15-foot birdie putt to beat Phil Mickelson; 2008, 24-foot birdie putt to beat Bart Bryant). Matched his largest comeback after 54 holes (five strokes) with his victory. He also came back from five strokes behind after 54 holes to win the 2000 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am (Mark Brooks and Matt Gogel). Out of 66 career wins, it was his 19th coming from behind. Became the first player to win six Arnold Palmer Invitational titles. The only other players with multiple victories at the event are Tom Kite (1982 and 1989) and Loren Roberts (1994-95).
  • World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship: Returned to action at the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship after 2008 knee surgery. Lost in the second round to Tim Clark.
  • JBWere Australian Masters: Won the JBWere Australian Masters in mid-November at Kingston Heath by two strokes over Australian Greg Chalmers. Shared the third-round lead with Chalmers and James Nitties and then shot a final-round 68.

2008 Season

Won four of six starts, including a victory at the U.S. Open, before ending his season with knee surgery after the U.S. Open win in June.

  • U.S. Open Championship: In his first start two months after surgery, parred the first sudden-death hole to beat Rocco Mediate and win the U.S. Open at Torrey Pines GC. Prevailed after he birdied the par-5 18th hole on Monday afternoon to complete an even-par 71 in an 18-hole playoff and tie Mediate to force sudden death, beginning on the par-4 seventh hole. Hit the green in regulation and two-putted on the dogleg right while Mediate, who was aiming to become the oldest U.S. Open champion at age 45, drove into a fairway bunker and then missed a 20-foot par putt. Sank a 12-foot birdie putt on the 72nd hole to force the 18-hole playoff with Mediate at 1-under-par 283. The victory was his third in the U.S. Open, his 14th major championship and the 65th of his TOUR career, third alone behind Sam Snead (82) and Jack Nicklaus (73). Improved to 14-for-14 in majors when holding the third-round lead. The win was also his seventh at Torrey Pines in La Jolla, Calif. (six Buick Invitationals and one U.S. Open), the most in TOUR history on one course.
  • Masters Tournament: On Tuesday, April 15, two days after finishing second at the Masters, underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee in Park City, Utah, to repair cartilage damage. Expected to miss 4-6 weeks. It was the same knee operated on in 1994 for a benign tumor, followed by arthroscopic surgery in 2002. Began experiencing pain in mid-2007 when he injured his anterior cruciate ligament while running at home in Orlando following The Open Championship but opted not to have surgery at that time.
  • World Golf Championships-CA Championship: Finished fifth at the World Golf Championships-CA Championship at Doral, two behind winner Geoff Ogilvy, thereby breaking his streak of wins at five consecutive TOUR starts.
  • Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard: Sank a 24-foot birdie putt on the final hole to beat Bart Bryant and win the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard by one stroke, extending his PGA TOUR winning streak to five tournament starts. The win was the 64th of his career, tying Ben Hogan at No. 3 on the PGA TOUR career victory list.
  • World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship: Defeated Stewart Cink 8 and 7 in the 36-hole championship match to capture the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship for the third time. The victory was his fourth straight on the PGA TOUR and the 63rd of his career, passing Arnold Palmer for fourth all-time in career PGA TOUR wins, one behind Ben Hogan.
  • Buick Invitational: Won a fourth consecutive Buick Invitational at Torrey Pines GC in late January. The eight-stroke victory over Ryuji Imada was his third consecutive on the PGA TOUR and gave him 62 career wins, tying Arnold Palmer for fourth on the all-time victory list.
  • Surgery: Announced on Wednesday, June 18, two days after winning the U.S. Open, that he would have reconstructive surgery on the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee and miss the remainder of the 2008 season. Also announced that pain in his leg during the U.S. Open resulted from a double stress fracture to his left tibia, which he suffered while rehabilitating the knee. Surgery was performed on Tuesday, June 24 in Park City, Utah, by Dr. Thomas D. Rosenberg and Dr. Vernon J. Cooley, who did arthroscopic surgery on the same knee in April.

2007 Season

Won seven times en route to capturing the inaugural FedExCup, cruising through the PGA TOUR Playoffs for the FedExCup with two wins and a T2 in three starts. Captured 13th career major championship (second all-time to Jack Nicklaus’ 18) and finished the year with 61 official PGA TOUR victories, fifth all-time. Adjusted scoring average was 67.79, matching own record set in 2000. With 60 official rounds, won his seventh career Vardon Trophy and also captured the Byron Nelson Award.

  • The Presidents Cup: Compiled a 3-2-0 record for victorious United States Presidents Cup team.
  • THE TOUR Championship presented by Coca-Cola: Entered the TOUR Championship No. 1 in the FedExCup standings and romped for his seventh victory of the season by eight over Mark Calcavecchia and Zach Johnson with rounds of 64-63-64-66–257 and captured the first FedExCup. Season earnings were a career-best $10,867,052. First player to win the TOUR Championship multiple times.
  • BMW Championship: Matched the low final round of his career with an 8-under 63 to win the BMW Championship by two strokes for 60th career TOUR victory. Took the lead for good with a 12-foot birdie on the 13th hole and kept his distance from third-round co-leaders Aaron Baddeley and Steve Stricker. Finished at 22-under 262, breaking by five shots the record he set four years prior at Cog Hill.
  • PGA Championship: Carded rounds of 71-63-69-69–272 en route to winning the PGA Championship, his 13th career major title. Second-round 63 tied the low round in major championship history. Birdie putt on final green for 62 lipped out. Increased his major championship record to 13-for-13 when holding the 54-hole lead.
  • World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational: Collected his sixth title at the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational in Akron. Won by eight strokes after a closing 5-under 65 at Firestone CC. Joined Jack Nicklaus (Masters/Augusta National), Sam Snead (Miami Open/Miami Springs G&CC) and Alex Ross (North & South Open/Pinehurst No. 2) as the only players to win six TOUR events on the same course.
  • Wachovia Championship: Claimed the title at the Wachovia Championship, his 57th professional win and first in North Carolina. Carded rounds of 70-68-68-69–273, which was a new tournament record. Eagled the par-5 seventh and overcame a double bogey at the par-3 13th in the final round to beat Steve Stricker by two shots.
  • World Golf Championships-CA Championship: Logged 56th career TOUR victory and 13th official World Golf Championships title in 24th start at the CA Championship at Doral Golf Resort & Spa. Held the 36- and 54-hole leads before closing out a two-stroke win over Brett Wetterich, marking the 39th time winning (in 42 events) when holding at least a share of the third-round lead.
  • Buick Invitational: In first start of PGA TOUR season at the Buick Invitational, came from two strokes back in the final round to post seventh consecutive TOUR victory, dating back to the 2006 Open Championship. Victory was fifth career Buick Invitational triumph, his third event with five-plus victories (CA Championship and Bridgestone Invitational, both six times), and the 55th of his PGA TOUR career.

2006 Season

Difficult season off the course, as he suffered the loss of father Earl after a long battle with cancer on May 3. Inside the ropes, World No. 1 dominated with eight victories, including two major titles (The Open Championship and PGA Championship). Entered the 2007 season with a TOUR streak of six consecutive victories. Led the TOUR in scoring average (68.11) but not eligible for seventh Vardon Trophy as he did not play 60 competitive rounds. Won Byron Nelson Award for low scoring average.

  • World Golf Championships-American Express Championship: Sixth consecutive win, in wire-to-wire fashion, came at the World Golf Championships-American Express Championship outside London at The Grove.
  • Deutsche Bank Championship: Overcame a three-shot deficit to Vijay Singh to win his fifth straight start, shooting an 8-under 63 in the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship to beat Singh by two strokes.
  • World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational: Fifth victory came at the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational. Defeated Stewart Cink on the fourth extra hole (No. 17) with a birdie from 8 feet. His 52nd victory moved him into a tie with Byron Nelson for fifth in career TOUR victories. Win was his fourth consecutive.
  • PGA Championship: Won 12th major at the PGA Championship at Medinah CC, moving into solo second behind Jack Nicklaus (18) on the career majors list. First player to win two PGAs at the same course (1999 and 2006). Recorded four rounds in the 60s (69-68-65-68) for just the second time in a major (2000 Open Championship). Tied the tournament record which he set with Bob May in 2000 (18-under 270). Became the 29th player in major championship history to collect two major wins in the same year, this being his fourth time.
  • Buick Open: Became youngest player in TOUR history to collect TOUR win No. 50 at the Buick Open.
  • The Open Championship: Captured his 11th major championship at The Open Championship, tying Walter Hagen for second on the all-time major professional championships list. Defeated Chris DiMarco by two strokes after holding both the second- and third-round leads. First back-to-back Open Championship winner since Tom Watson in 1982-83. Became 19th player to win The Open Championship three times. Posted his career-best opening 36-hole total in a major with his 12-under 132. Using a driver just once during the week due to hard and fast conditions, led the field in Driving Accuracy (85.7 percent) and was second in Greens in Regulation (80.6 percent).
  • U.S. Open Championship: In first start since father’s death on May 3, missed the cut at the U.S. Open at Winged Foot GC. The missed cut was the first as a professional in 39 major championship starts.
  • Masters Tournament: Finished T3 at the Masters, three strokes behind champion Phil Mickelson.
  • Ford Championship at Doral: Defended his title at the Ford Championship at Doral, picking up his second TOUR victory in four starts. Despite bogeying last two holes, held on to win by one over David Toms and Camilo Villegas for 48th career TOUR win.
  • World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship: Finished T9 at the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship. In the first round, defeated Stephen Ames 9 and 8, making it the largest match-play victory in the eight-year history at the event. Two-time champion lost to Chad Campbell in the third round, 1-up.
  • Nissan Open: Made the cut at the Nissan Open, but withdrew on Saturday morning due to the flu.
  • Buick Invitational: Won his first start of the season for the fourth time in 11 seasons on TOUR. Became the first player in Buick Invitational history to win the tournament four times (1999, 2003, 2005-06). Made an eight-foot birdie on 72nd hole to get into a three-man playoff with Jose Maria Olazabal and Nathan Green. Green was eliminated after first hole, Olazabal on the second.
  • Dubai Desert Classic: Defeated Ernie Els in a one-hole playoff to capture the Dubai Desert Classic.
  • Dunlop Phoenix: Lost playoff to Padraig Harrington in defense of Dunlop Phoenix title in mid-November.

2005 Season

Earned sixth TOUR victories, including major wins at the Masters and The Open Championship. Earned sixth Vardon Trophy (68.66). Moved to third in career professional majors with 10.

  • World Golf Championships-American Express Championship: Picked up his fourth World Golf Championships-American Express Championship victory by coming from two strokes back and defeating John Daly in a two-hole playoff at Harding Park GC in San Francisco. Won for the 10th time in 19 World Golf Championships starts and improved his career playoff record to 8-1. The win was his ninth in California.
  • The Open Championship: Earned 10th professional major title at The Open Championship at age 29 years, 6 months and 17 days in his 35th major as a professional. Posted rounds of 66-67-71-70–274 at St. Andrews to defeat nearest challenger Colin Montgomerie by five strokes. The youngest and quickest to win each of the four major championships twice. Jack Nicklaus was the first to accomplish the feat at 31 years, 1 month and 7 days when he won his second PGA in 1971 in his 37th major as a professional. Sixth player in The Open Championship history to win in wire-to-wire fashion–Ted Ray (1912), Bobby Jones (1927), Gene Sarazen (1932), Henry Cotton (1934) and Tom Weiskopf (1973).
  • EDS Byron Nelson Championship: TOUR record of consecutive cuts made that started at the 1998 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am ended at 142 when he made an early exit at the EDS Byron Nelson Championship. Finished 36 holes at 1-over 141 in Dallas, Texas and missed the cut by one stroke.
  • Masters Tournament: Claimed fourth Masters title at age 29 years, 3 months and 10 days with sudden-death playoff victory over Chris DiMarco. Tied Arnold Palmer for second-most Masters victories, with four, two behind Jack Nicklaus. Recovered from a first-round 2-over-par 74 and took the 54-hole lead by three over DiMarco with rounds of 66-65. During that stretch of the third round, posted seven straight birdies (Nos. 7-13), matching Steve Pate’s 1999 record birdie streak at Augusta National. Final round included chip-in on par-3 16th hole from behind the green that extended lead to two strokes and bogeys on two closing holes for a 1-under-par 71, tied with DiMarco at 12-under-par 276 total. Rolled in 15-foot birdie putt on first playoff hole to earn green jacket and re-claim the No. 1 position in the Official World Golf Ranking.
  • Ford Championship at Doral: Took over as World No. 1 for the first time since the week of Aug. 30, 2004 by defeating Phil Mickelson by a stroke at the Ford Championship at Doral. Paired with Mickelson in the final round for just the third time in his career, began the day two strokes behind. Caught up to Mickelson at the turn and took a two-stroke lead after an eagle on the par-5 12th hole. Mickelson birdied the next two and both bogeyed the 16th to remain tied with two holes to play. Birdied the 17th hole and when Mickelson’s chip on No. 18 lipped out, earned the 42nd victory of his career.
  • Buick Invitational: Recorded a three-stroke victory over Luke Donald, Charles Howell III and Tom Lehman at Buick Invitational. Played 31 holes on Sunday and came from two strokes back through 54 holes to post the ninth come-from-behind win of his career. Moved to No. 1 on the money list for the first time since the end of the 2003 season.

2004 Season

Surpassed Greg Norman for most weeks at No. 1 in the Official World Golf Ranking following PGA Championship with his 332nd combined week at the top. Consecutive weeks reign at No. 1 ended at 264, as Vijay Singh took over world No. 1 on Sept. 6, the week following the Deutsche Bank Championship. Entered 2005 season with streak of 133 consecutive made cuts intact.

  • Deutsche Bank Championship: Paired with Vijay Singh in final round of Deutsche Bank Championship to determine who would be World No. 1 at the end of play on Labor Day. Entered Monday’s final round needing to make up a three-stroke deficit to Singh but both players shot 2-under 69 and he ended up with his 14th career runner-up finish and the No. 2 spot in the World for the first time since August 1999.
  • World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship: Captured second consecutive World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship for 40th career PGA TOUR win. With six match victories, including a 3-and-2 win over Davis Love III in the 36-hole finale, has won 12 consecutive matches, and overall Accenture Match Play Championship record is 20-3.
  • Dunlop Phoenix: Won Dunlop Phoenix tournament in November by eight strokes for first career victory in Japan.

2003 Season

Captured five events in 18 starts to lead TOUR in victories for the fifth consecutive season.

  • THE TOUR Championship presented by Coca-Cola: Broke Byron Nelson’s long-standing record for consecutive cuts made with his 114th straight at the TOUR Championship.
  • World Golf Championships-American Express Championship: With victory at the World Golf Championships-American Express Championship, became the first player in TOUR history to win five times in five consecutive seasons. Captured his record fifth consecutive Byron Nelson Award and the PGA of America’s Vardon Trophy, based on each player’s adjusted scoring average. Finished the season with an adjusted scoring average of 68.41, the second-lowest in TOUR history.
  • World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship: Victory in the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship completed a first-ever career sweep of the World Golf Championships events.

2002 Season

Led the PGA TOUR in earnings and was named Player of the Year for the fourth consecutive season and the fifth time in six years. Won five times.

  • THE TOUR Championship presented by Coca-Cola: Ended season with a T7 at THE TOUR Championship, a TOUR-high 13th top-10 finish.
  • Disney Golf Classic: Attempting to make the largest final-round comeback of his TOUR career, he tied his persona, final-round scoring record with a 9-under 63 at the Disney Golf Classic. Started the final round six shots behind 54-hole leader Chris DiMarco and finished third, two strokes shy of Bob Burns. With only three bogeys on the week, he record only four bogeys in his last 148 holes, dating to the 15th h0le of the final round of the PGA Championship. During that stretch, averaged one bogey per 37 holes.
  • Ryder Cup: Played in his third Ryder Cup, recording a 2-2-1 record at The Belfry.
  • World Golf Championships-American Express Championship: Closed with a 66 to finish at 25-under and held of Goosen on Sunday to claim the $1 million first prize at the World Golf Championships-American Express Championship in Ireland. The win was his fifth of the season and 34th of his PGA TOUR career.
  • World Golf Championships-NEC Invitational: Looking to capture his fourth consecutive World Golf Championships-NEC Invitational title, he picked up his 10th top-10 finish in 11 World Golf Championships starts, finishing fourth at Sahalee CC outside Seattle.
  • PGA Championship: Birdied the final four holes at the PGA Championship but finished one stroke behind winner Rich Beem.
  • Buick Open: Second-round, 9-under-par 63 led to a win at the Buick Open, his 33rd career title and 20th different tournament triumph. Led after both 36 and 54 holes. Has won 25 of 27 events when he was the 54-hole leader/co-leader. Entered the final round one stroke ahead of Esteban Toledo. Carded a 2-under 70 to secure a four-stroke victory over four players.
  • U.S. Open Championship: Earned his eighth major championship, with the sixth wire-to-wire victory in U.S. Open history. Win was his seventh in his last 11 major championship appearances. Finished 3-under and won by three strokes over runner-up Phil Mickelson, the only other player to finish at par or better for the championship. Tied Tom Watson for fifth all time, with eight professional major victories. Became the fifth player to win the first two majors of the season, joining Craig Wood (1941), Ben Hogan (1951 and 1953), Palmer (1960) and Nicklaus (1972). In receiving the $1-million paycheck, became the first player to surpass the $30-million mark in career earnings and the first to exceed $4 million in four consecutive seasons.
  • Masters Tournament: Earned third Masters title, joining Nicklaus (1965-66) and Nick Faldo (1989-90) as the only consecutive winners at Augusta National. Only Nicklaus (six wins) and Arnold Palmer (four wins) have more Masters titles. Jimmy Demaret, Faldo, Gary Players and Sam Snead also won three Masters Tournaments. Was tied with Retief Goosen at 11-under entering the final round, birdied two of the first three holes en route to a three-stroke victory over Goosen. Win was his 31st on TOUR.
  • Bay Hill Invitational presented by Cooper Tires: Earned his third consecutive victory at the Bay Hill Invitational, the first player to win three different TOUR events (the Memorial Tournament from 1999 to 2001) and the World Golf Championships-NEC Invitational (also 1999 to 2001) three consecutive times. Entered the final round with a one-shot lead over Len Mattiace and carded a 3-under 69 to win by four over runner-up Michael Campbell. With his 30th career PGA TOUR victory, he surpassed Nicklaus for most wins before age 30.
  • Genuity Championship: Finished as runner-up to Ernie Els at the Genuity Championship. Began the final round in Miami eight strokes back and closed with a 66 to end two strokes back for his first runner-up finish since the 2000 TOUR Championship.
  • Buick Invitational: Second top-10 was a T5 at the Buick Invitational. Overcame a second-round 77, his worst Tour round since a 78 In the third round of the 1999 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, by firing 69-66 on the weekend to finish three strokes behind champion Jose Maria Olazabal.
  • Mercedes Championships: Began season with a T10 at the Mercedes Championship.
  • Surgery: Underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee on December 12 in Park City, Utah. The procedure removed a benign cyst and fluid inside and outside the anterior cruciate ligament.

2001 Season

Won Player of the Year honors for the third consecutive year and fourth time in five seasons. Led TOUR in Scoring Average (68.81, adjusted) for third straight year and captured third straight Vardon Trophy. Earned five TOUR titles and didn’t miss a cut in 19 starts.

  • Williams World Challenge: Added an unofficial title at the Williams World Challenge, firing a Sunday 64 after a third-round 74 to come from four strokes off the pace to beat Singh by three shots.
  • World Golf Championships-EMC World Cup: Represented the U.S. at the World Cup, with David Duval as his teammate. The duo T2 with Denmark after losing to South Africa (Ernie Els-Retief Goosen) in a three-team playoff at the Taiheiyo Club’s Gotemba Course in Japan.
  • World Golf Championships-NEC Invitational: Final win of the year came at the World Golf Championships-NEC Invitational, where he beat Jim Furyk in a playoff at Firestone CC.
  • Memorial Tournament: Fourth win of the campaign came at the Memorial Tournament, on the strength of four sub-70 rounds. His final-round 66 at Muirfield Village was his 14th score in the 60s over his last 15 rounds as he cruised to a seven-shot victory over Paul Azinger and Sergio Garcia.
  • Verizon Byron Nelson Classic: Made a late charge at the Verizon Byron Nelson Classic. Began the final round at TPC Four Seasons tied for 23rd. Shot an eight-birdie, one-bogey 63 but ultimately T3, three shots out of the Robert Damron-Scott Verplank playoff that Damron won.
  • Masters Tournament: Win No. 3 came in his next start, at the Masters Tournament, making him the first player to hold all four professional major titles at once. Beat David Duval by two strokes at Augusta National.
  • THE PLAYERS Championship: Won at TPC Sawgrass, making a memorable birdie putt on the par-3 17th hole in the third round and going on to a one-shot win over Vijay Singh.
  • Bay Hill Invitational: First victory came at the Bay Hill Invitational, with four under-par rounds to edge Phil Mickelson by a stroke.
  • Deutsche Bank Open-TPC: Also won on the European Tour, taking the Deutsche Bank Open-TPC of Europe in Heidelberg, Germany, beating Michael Campbell by four strokes.

2000 Season

Set or tied 27 TOUR records. Won three consecutive majors (U.S. and The Open Championships, PGA Championship) and career Grand Slam and totaled nine TOUR victories. Non-adjusted scoring average of 68.17 best in golf history, surpassing Byron Nelson’s 68.33 unofficial mark of 1945. Finished the year with 47 consecutive rounds of par or better and completing all 20 events started under par. Won TOUR player of the year honors. Joined Ben Hogan (1953) as the only men to win three professional majors in one season. Was 53-under in four majors, next-best mark was 18-under by Ernie Els. Nine TOUR victories most in one season since Sam Snead won 11 in 1950. Season-opening victories at Mercedes Championship and AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am gave him wins in six consecutive starts, most since Hogan in 1948. Beat Els in a playoff at Mercedes, then came from seven strokes back with seven holes to play at Pebble Beach, keyed by an eagle-birdie-par-birdie finish, for a 64 and a two-stroke win. Finished T2 at Buick Invitational.

  • Bell Canadian Open: In next start, out of a fairway bunker on the par-5 72nd hole, faded a 6-iron from 213 yards over water to within 15 feet to secure a one-stroke victory over Grant Waite. Outdueled third-round co-leader Waite 65-66 on final day. Joined Lee Trevino (1971) as only players to win U.S., British and Canadian Opens in same year.
  • World Golf Championships-NEC Invitational: Won World Golf Championships-NEC Invitational the next week by a record 11 strokes. 21-under 259 total a record for Firestone South.
  • PGA Championship: In head-to-head battle with fellow California junior star Bob May, won PGA in three-hole playoff. Became first player since Denny Shute in 1936-37 to defend PGA title. Both players played the final-round back nine in 31, and he birdied the final two holes to force the three-hole playoff with May. He went birdie-par-par to beat May. He finished 18-under, giving him a share of the PGA most under-par record with May.
  • The Open Championship: An eight-stroke victory in The Open Championship placed him in the same company with Gene Sarazen, Ben Hogan, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player as winners of the career Grand Slam. Became the youngest to do so at age 24.
  • U.S. Open Championship: At U.S. Open, won by a major championship record 15 strokes (old record was Tom Morris Sr., 13 at 1864 Open Championship) at Pebble Beach. His 12-under 272 total tied the Open record of Nicklaus and Lee Janzen and broke the Open mark in relation to par.
  • Masters Tournament: In Masters, started 75-72 and finished fifth. In first round, made double bogey on 10 and triple bogey on 12.
  • Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year: Named Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year, the first two-time recipient (also won in 1996) in the 46-year history of the award. Also named Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year, becoming only three-time winner of that award.

1999 Season

Earned a TOUR-record $6,616,585, nearly $3 million more than his nearest competitor, David Duval. Was named Player of the Year, PGA of America and GWAA Player of the Year for second time.

  • World Golf Championships-American Express Championship: He won the World Golf Championships-American Express Championship and became first player since Johnny Miller in 1974 to win eight times in a year and the first since Hogan in 1953 to win four consecutive starts. 1998: Built on his amazing first full year on TOUR.
  • THE TOUR Championship: Won his third consecutive start, at THE TOUR Championship, becoming the first player since Duval in 1997 to accomplish that feat.
  • National Car Rental Golf Classic/Disney: Won his next start, at the National Car Rental Golf Classic at Walt Disney World Resort to become first player since Tom Watson in 1980 to win six official TOUR titles in season.
  • World Golf Championships-NEC Invitational: Became first player since Nick Price in 1994 to win five TOUR events in season with his win at World Golf Championships-NEC Invitational.
  • PGA Championship: Became youngest player since Seve Ballesteros to win two majors with his victory at PGA Championship at Medinah. Won by one stroke over Sergio Garcia.
  • Memorial Tournament: Earned ninth TOUR victory at Memorial Tournament, defeating Vijay Singh by two strokes.
  • Buick Invitational: Earned his eighth career TOUR title and first since the 1998 BellSouth Classic with his two-stroke victory at the Buick Invitational.

1998 Season

Built on his amazing first full year on TOUR. Finished first on Tour, with 13 top-10 finishes.

  • The Presidents Cup: Made his first U.S. Presidents Cup team. Defeated Greg Norman, 1-up, in his singles match in the International team’s nine-point victory.
  • MasterCard PGA Grand Slam: Defeated Vijay Singh to win the PGA Grand Slam of Golf.
  • NEC World Series of Golf: Finished fourth at the Sprint International, with 38 points. Was T5 at the NEC World Series of Golf.
  • PGA Championship: A Sahalee CC course-record 66 produced a first-round lead at the PGA Championship. Eventually went on to T10.
  • Buick Open: Finished T4 at the Buick Open.
  • The Open Championship: Shared the first-round lead at The Open Championship after beginning with a 65. Closed with rounds of 77-66 for a third-place finish, his best at a major championship since winning the 1997 Masters.
  • Motorola Western Open: Finished T9 in defense of his Motorola Western Open title.
  • Buick Classic: Regained the No. 1 spot in the Official World Golf Ranking following the Buick Classic and retained that position through year’s end.
  • BellSouth Classic: Captured his seventh TOUR triumph, a one-shot win over Jay Don Blake at the BellSouth Classic. Third-round 63 at TPC Sugarloaf gave him a lead he would not relinquish.
  • Masters Tournament: Finished T8 in defense of his Masters Tournament title.
  • Doral-Ryder Open: Stood in second place, two of the third-round lead after rounds of 70-69-71 at the Doral-Ryder Open. Final-round 73 produced a T9.
  • Nissan Open: TOUR playoff record dropped to 2-1 when Billly Mayfair birded the first extra hole at Valencia CC to win the Nissan Open. Opened 68-73 then closed with a 65-66 to force the playoff with Mayfair.
  • Buick Invitational: Closed with rounds of 66-68 at the Buick Invitational in La Jolla, Calif., for a T3, one stroke out of the Scott Simpson-Skip Kendall playoff.
  • Mercedes Championships: Rounds of 72-67-69-64 produced a T2 finish with Mark O’Meara, one stroke behind Phil Mickelson in defense of his Mercedes Championships title.
  • Johnnie Walker Classic: Earned second international victory, at the Johnnie Walker Classic in Thailand, defeating Ernie Els on second playoff hole, overcoming eight-stroke deficit to force playoff with Els.
  • Cisco World Match Play Championship: Runner up to O’Meara at the Cisco World Match Play Championship.

1997 Season

PGA TOUR Player of the Year, a season that included four victories and nine top-10 finishes.

  • GTE Byron Nelson Golf Classic: In first start after the Masters, won GTE Byron Nelson Classic and later in summer captured Motorola Western Open.
  • Masters Tournament: Highlight of year came at Masters, where rounds of 70-66-65-69–270 set 72-hole record. Won by 12 strokes.
  • Mercedes Championships: Prior to Masters, won first event of season at rain-shortened Mercedes Championships, defeating Tom Lehman on first playoff hole.
  • PGA of America and Golf Writers Association of America Player of the Year: Named PGA of America and Golf Writers Association of America Player of the Year. Associated Press chose his Masters win top sports story of 1997, and followed by his designation as AP’s Male Athlete of the Year (first golfer to be so honored in 26 years).

1996 Season

Had two victories and three top-10s in only eight starts.

  • Walt Disney World/Oldsmobile Classic: Won the Walt Disney World/Oldsmobile Classic.
  • Las Vegas Invitational: Beat Davis Love III in a playoff at Las Vegas Invitational for first TOUR win.
  • Greater Milwaukee Open: Turned professional at Greater Milwaukee Open, where he finished T60.
  • PGA TOUR Rookie of the Year: Named PGA TOUR Rookie of the Year. Also named Sports Illustrated’s Sportsman of the Year, becoming youngest to receive honor since gymnast Mary Lou Retton in 1984.

Amateur Highlights

  • Won 1991-93 U.S. Junior Amateurs. In 1994, at TPC Sawgrass, became youngest winner of U.S. Amateur, at age 18. The following year, became first to successfully defend U.S. Amateur title since Jay Sigel in 1993. In 1996, became first player to win three co
  • Made the cut in four of six major championships as amateur and was low amateur at 1995 Masters and 1996 Open Championship.
  • Named year’s top amateur by Golf Digest and Golfweek in 1992 and Golf World in 1992 and 1993. Golf World’s Man of the Year in 1994.
  • Won 1996 NCAA Championship at Stanford and was named Collegiate Player of the Year.
  • Along with Jack Nicklaus, Phil Mickelson and Ryan Moore, they are the only players to win NCAA and U.S. Amateur in same year.