Tiger Woods turns 44 on Monday, December 30, 2019. One of history’s most recognized and celebrated sports icon, Tiger Wood’s has acquired quite a number of achievements over his long career as a golf player and athlete.
As we recognize the icon for his day, we’ll be bringing you all some of his career highlights over the years.
#1 Number of official PGA Tour events wins => 82 (Eighty Two)
#2 Number of major wins => 15 (Fifteen)
#3 Has highest career earnings in PGA tour history
#4 One of five to have won all 4 professional major championships (AKA Career Grand Slam). The other four are Gene Sarazen, Ben Hogan, Gary Player, and Jack Nicklaus
#5 Youngest player to have a Career Grand Slam
#6 Tiger slam (2000 – 2001) for being the only player to win all four professional major championships consecutively.
#7 Has won 82 out of 359 professional starts since the PGA tour. This is also a record.
#8 Becomes the only golf player to win the U.S Amateur three times in a row (1994 – 1996). No other golfer has done so.
#10 Is the PGA Player of the Year for a record 11 times. (Awards)
#11 Is the PGA Tour Player of the Year a record 11 times. (Awards)
#12 Has been the PGA Tour Money Leader a record 10 times. (Awards)
#13 Is the winner of the Vardon Trophy a record 9 times. (Awards)
#14 Is the winner of the Byron Nelson Award 9 times, also a record. (Awards)
#15 Only player to have defended a title 24 times on the PGA Tour successfully.
#16 Spent the most weeks, and time on world top rankings consecutively. A record.
#17 2nd golfer to have won all the four major titles more than once. (His 2005 Open Championship win). The other player is Jack Nicklaus.
18 Only one of two players to have won each major at least three times. (His 2008 U.S. Open win). The other player is Jack Nicklaus.
#19 Became the first golf player to win the PGA Tour events more than five times. (The 2009 BMW Championship).
#20 Tiger Woods is the only professional golf player to have won four majors consecutively.
Happy birthday to a living legend.