He played his first professional golf event at the Greater Milwaukee Opentying for 60th place, recorded a hole-in-one, and would win two events in the next three months to qualify for the Tour Championship. The landmark victory made Woods the tournament's youngest-ever winner, as well as its first African-American winner and its first Asian-American winner.
See Article History Alternative Title: In Woods became the first golfer of either African American or Asian descent to win the Masters Tournamentone of the most-prestigious events in the sport.
With his victory at the Masters, Woods became the first player to win consecutively the four major tournaments of golf —the Masters, the U. Woods was the child of an African American father and a Thai mother.
A naturally gifted player, he took up golfing at a very young age and soon became a prodigy, taking swings on a television program when he was two years old and shooting a 48 over nine holes at age three.
Inat age 15, he became the youngest winner of the U. Junior Amateur Championship; he also captured the and Junior Amateur titles. In he came from six holes behind to win the first of his three consecutive U. He enrolled at Stanford University in and won the collegiate title in After claiming his third U.
Amateur title, Woods left college and turned professional on August 29, Woods was able to generate such club speed that he routinely hit drives of more than yards. His booming long game, coupled with his expert putting and chipping and his reputation for mental toughness, made him an intimidating opponent and a popular player among fans.
At the Masters Tournament in Augusta, Georgia, Woods shot a tournament record over 72 holes and finished 12 strokes ahead of the rest of the field in one of the most-dominating performances in the history of professional golf. In he became the first golfer in more than two decades to win eight PGA tournaments in a year.
In June Woods again made history with his record-breaking win at the U. On July 23,Woods became the fifth player in golf history, and the youngest, to complete the career Grand Slam of the four major championships by winning the British Open.
Inwhen Bobby Jones won the only calendar-year Grand Slam, the four major tournaments were the U. Open, the British Open, the U. Amateur, and the British Amateur championships. He won back-to-back Masters titles in and Inafter a drought of 10 winless major tournaments, Woods won the Masters and the British Open.
In he defended his title at the latter tournament to claim his 13th major championship. Some two months after undergoing knee surgery inWoods captured his third U. Open title in his first tournament back on the tour, completing his third career Grand Slam, a feat matched only by Nicklaus.
Open victory—which involved an hole play-off round followed by a sudden-death play-off—aggravated the damage to his knee, and the following week he withdrew from the remainder of the golf season in order to have more-extensive knee surgery.That was the only time in his career there were no expectations, the one time he had an excuse to not be Tiger Woods.
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But without further adieu, let us begin the EVOLUTION OF TIGER WOODS. Childhood and Amateur Career. As we all know, Tiger has seen the spotlight from a young age.
Growing up in Orange County, California, he learned the game from his father, Earl, who would take him out to the local Cypress Navy 9 hole course after hours. Tiger Woods can best be described as the most accomplished golfer of all time.
Tiger Woods has won 14 pro majors, 18 World Golf Championships, and 79 PGA tournaments making among the best athletes and a legend in the history of golf. We break down the evolution of Tiger Woods by diving deep into his PGA TOUR statistics and coach changes from to Over the course of his professional career, Tiger had enormous levels of success.
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Since turning professional in , Tiger has built an unprecedented competitive career. His achievements on the course– worldwide wins and 14 majors–have mirrored his success off the course as well. Tiger Woods’ Golf Career.
Born Eldrick Tont Woods, Tiger Woods is an American professional golfer who came to reckoning in a record breaking performance in when he won his first masters, a year after he turned a professional golfer.