Tiger Woods
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Tiger Woods

Professional Golfer
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Eldrick Tont "Tiger" Woods is an American professional golfer whose achievements to date rank him among the most successful golfers of all time. Formerly the World No. 1, he was the highest-paid athlete in the world according to Forbes for several years. Woods turned professional in 1996, and by April 1997 he had already won his first major, the 1997 Masters in a record-breaking performance. He first reached the number one position in the world rankings in June 1997.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Tiger Woods.

CHILDHOOD

1975 Birth Born on December 30, 1975.
1984 8 Years Old In 1984 at the age of eight, he won the 9–10 boys' event, the youngest age group available, at the Junior World Golf Championships. … Read More

TEENAGE

1988 - 1991 3 More Events
1992 16 Years Old In 1992, he defended his title at the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship, becoming the first multiple winner; competed in his first PGA Tour event, the Nissan Los Angeles Open (he missed the 36-hole cut); and was named Golf Digest Amateur Player of the Year, Golf World Player of the Year, and Golfweek National Amateur of the Year.
The following year, Woods won his third consecutive U.S. Junior Amateur Championship; he remains the event's only three-time winner. In 1994, at the TPC at Sawgrass in Florida, he became the youngest-ever winner of the U.S. Amateur Championship, a record he held until 2008 when it was broken by Danny Lee.
1995 19 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1995, he successfully defended his U.S. Amateur title at the Newport Country Club in Rhode Island and was voted Pac-10 Player of the Year, NCAA First Team All-American, and Stanford's Male Freshman of the Year (an award that encompasses all sports).

TWENTIES

At age 20 in 1996, he became the first golfer to win three consecutive U.S. Amateur titles and won the NCAA individual golf championship. … Read More
1997 - 1999 4 More Events
In 2000, Woods achieved six consecutive wins, the longest winning streak since Ben Hogan did it in 1948.
2001 25 Years Old 1 More Event
Woods' victory in the 2001 Masters Tournament made him the first player to hold all four major professional golf titles at the same time, although not in the same calendar year.
2003 27 Years Old 1 More Event
He did not win a major in 2003 or 2004.

THIRTIES

2006 - 2008 5 More Events
Note that the HSBC Champions did not become a WGC event until 2009. … Read More
In February 2010, he delivered a televised apology for his behavior. … Read More
2011 35 Years Old 1 More Event
Woods' performance continued to suffer in 2011, taking its toll on his ranking.
2012 36 Years Old 1 More Event
Woods has a niece, Cheyenne Woods, who played for Wake Forest University's golf team and turned professional in 2012, making her pro debut in the LPGA Championship. … Read More
2013 would bring a return of Woods' dominating play.
After a slow start to 2014, Woods injured himself during the Honda Classic and was unable to finish, withdrawing after 13 holes of the final round citing back pain. … Read More
On February 5, 2015, Woods withdrew from the Farmers Insurance Open after another back injury. … Read More
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