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Tiger Woods

photo credit Joe Palimini/General Motors 2003 SEASON: (Through The Players Championship)

  • Following a two-month layoff, he captured the 2003 Buick Invitational title at Torrey Pines Golf Course in La Jolla, Calif, his first tournament of the year. Finished the tournament at 16-under-par and earned $810,000, his second Buick Invitational victory (1999) and 35th of his PGA Tour career.
  • Finished T-5 at the Nissan Open the following week, earning $171,000 at six-under-par.
  • Won the WGC-Accenture Match PlayChampionship and the Bay Hill Invitational in back to-back weeks, giving him three wins in his first four events.
  • He is now 28-2 when holding (or sharing) the tournament lead after 54 holes and has won the last 16 times when holding the lead after 36 holes.
  • He has made 101 consecutive cuts, second longest streak in PGA Tour history (Byron Nelson-113)
  • Leads the PGA Tour money list with $2,974,250 in official earnings.

2002 SEASON:

  • Earned $6,912,625 on the PGA Tour in 2002, his second highest single-season
    earnings in his PGA Tour career (earned $9,188,321 in 2000).
  • Recorded 16 top-25 finishes in 2002, including 13 top-10's and five victories in 18
  • Eclipsed $30 million mark in career earnings in 2002 ($33,103,852).
  • Won Jack Nicklaus Award as 2002 PGA Tour Player of the Year for the
    fourth year in a row and fifth time in six years.
  • Finished first in 14 statistical categories in 2002, including scoring average (68.56), greens in regulation pct., birdie average, and money leaders.
  • Has made the cut in 96 consecutive PGA Tour events through the end of 2002, dating back to 1998.
  • Recorded top-10 finishes in his final six events in 2002, including two victories.
  • Recorded fifth victory of the year at the WGC-American Express Championship,
    finishing at 25-under-par and earning $1,000,000 for the victory. Victory marks his
    34th on the PGA Tour, and eclipsed the $6 million mark for the third time in the past
    four years ($6,496,025).
  • Finished second at the PGA Championship, finishing at nine-under and earning
  • Captured the 2002 Buick Open at Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club, carding a score of 17-under-par and earning $594,000.
  • Won the U.S. Open at three-under-par, earning $1,000,000 for the victory. Became first golfer in PGA Tour history to surpass $30 million in career earnings, and also the first golfer in PGA Tour history to surpass $4 million in earnings four years in a row.
  • Became the third golfer to successfully defend The Masters title, joining Jack Nicklaus (1965-66) and Nick Faldo (1989-90), with a three-stroke victory (-12) over Retief Goosen. He earned $1,008,000 for the win.
  • Became the seventh golfer to win The Masters three times (1997, 2001, 2002), joining Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Nick Faldo, Gary Player, Sam Snead and Jimmy Damaret.
  • Successfully defended title at Bay Hill Invitational, where he has won three years in a row. Woods recorded 13-under-par for the tournament and earned $720,000.
  • Bay Hill Invitational is the third PGA Tour event in which Woods has posted three consecutive victories - Memorial (1999, 2000, 2001), WGC NEC Invitational (1999, 200, 2001).
  • Fifth place finish at the Buick Invitational, firing 10-under-par and earning $131,400.
  • Named honorary chairman for the 2002 Buick Scramble. Appeared at the Buick Scramble National Finals at Walt Disney World, Oct. 6, to award the trophies to the Buick Scramble National Champions.

2001 SEASON:

  • Won the PGA Tour money title for the third consecutive year ($5,687,777).
  • 2001 PGA Tour and Golf Writers Association of America Player of the Year.
  • Became first golfer in history to win all four majors consecutively (U.S. Open, British Open, PGA Championship, Masters) with his victory at the Masters, finishing 16-under-par and earning $1,008,000.
  • Had five wins, nine top-ten finishes and 18 top-25 finishes.
  • Finished in top-30 in all 19 of his starts in 2001.
  • Of his last 24 rounds, 19 were below 70.
  • Made 78 consecutive cuts at conclusion of season, by far the most on Tour.
  • Has missed only two cuts since turning professional in 1996 (one in 1997 and one in 1998).
  • Finished first in scoring average - 68.61and tied for 3rd in driving distance (297.6) with Davis Love III.
  • Successfully defended WGC NEC Invitational in a playoff over Jim Furyk, earning $1,000,000 for his victory. Third consecutive WGC NEC Invitational Championship victory.
  • Tied for second with teammate David Duval at the WGC EMC World Cup in Japan, finishing at 24-under-par.
  • Finished T-12 at U.S. Open, earning $91,733.50.

2000 SEASON:

  • Named 2000 PGA Tour and Golf Writers Association of America Player of the Year, Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year and AP Male Athlete of the Year.
  • Earned a record $9,188,321.
  • Actual scoring average of 68.17 the lowest in PGA Tour history, exceeding Byron Nelson's 68.33 in 1945.
  • First golfer since Lee Trevino in 1971 to capture the U.S., British, and Canadian Opens in the same year.
  • First golfer since Ben Hogan in 1953 to win three majors in one season (British Open, U.S. Open, PGA Championship).
  • Successfully defended the PGA Championship with a playoff victory over Bob May.
  • Surpassed last year's record earnings of $6,615, 585 and the $18 million career mark with victory at PGA Championship.
  • Youngest player to win golf's "grand slam" (British Open, U.S. Open, Masters and PGA Championship) with victory at the British Open, winning by eight strokes at 19-under-par.
  • Sixth golfer and first since Tom Watson in 1982 to win the U.S. Open and British Open in the same year.
  • Captured first U.S. Open victory in dramatic fashion, finishing as the only player under par at -12, winning by a remarkable 15 strokes, a U.S. Open record.
  • Nine victories in 2000, including Mercedes Championships, Bay Hill Invitational, AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, Memorial Tournament, U.S. Open, British Open, the PGA Championship, the WGC NEC Invitational, and the Bell Canadian Open.
  • Capped off run of six straight PGA Tour victories at AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am in February, the most consecutive PGA Tour victories since Ben Hogan in 1948.


  • Has 35 career PGA Tour victories: 1996 Las Vegas Invitational, Walt Disney World / Oldsmobile Classic, 1997 Mercedes Championships, Masters Tournament, GTE Byron Nelson Golf Classic, Motorola Western Open. 1998 BellSouth Classic. 1999 Buick Invitational, Memorial Tournament, Motorola Western Open, PGA Championship, WGC NEC Invitational, National Car Rental Golf Classic / Disney, THE Tour Championship, WGC American Express Championship. 2000 Mercedes Championships, AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, Bay Hill Invitational, the Memorial, U.S. Open, British Open, PGA Championship, the WGC NEC Invitational, and the Bell Canadian Open. 2001 Bay Hill Invitational, THE PLAYERS Championship, The Masters, the Memorial Tournament, the WGC NEC Invitational, the 2002 Bay Hill Invitational, the Masters, the U.S. Open, the Buick Open, the WGC-American Express Championship, and the 2003 Buick Invitational.
  • PGA Tour Player of the Year: 1999 - 2002.
  • First player to win eight PGA Tour events in one year since Johnny Miller (1974) in 1999.
  • First player to win four PGA Tour events in a row since Ben Hogan (1953) in 1999.
  • Was an integral part of the U.S Ryder Cup Team's victory in 1999.
  • Holds or shares record for lowest 72-hole score in each of the PGA Tour's Major Championships.
  • Holds PGA Tour record for most consecutive rounds under par (96).
  • Set Masters record for youngest champion (21 years, three months, 14 days) in 1997, winning by 12 strokes with a 72-hole score of 270.
  • Achieved No. 1 ranking 42 weeks after turning professional during the 1997 season, his second season on Tour.
  • PGA Tour, PGA of America, and Golf Writers Association of America Player of the Year for 1997.
  • Associated Press and ESPY Male Athlete of the Year in 1997.
  • Posted two victories and three top-10 finishes in first eight starts on PGA Tour in 1996.
  • Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year and PGA Tour Rookie of the Year in 1996.
  • Jack Nicklaus and Fred Haskins Collegiate Player of the Year in 1996 while at Stanford University.
  • Won third consecutive U.S. Amateur Championship in 1996, the first player to do so, and was youngest champion in 1994.
  • Golf World Player of the Year in 1992, 1993, 1994.
  • Golf Digest Player of the Year in 1991, 1992.
  • Titleist - Golfweek National Amateur of the Year 1991, 1992.


  • Born December 30, 1975 in Cypress, CA, currently resides in Orlando, Fla.
  • Appeared on "Mike Douglas Show" at age two, putted against Bob Hope.
  • Shot 48 for nine holes at age three at Navy Golf Club in Cypress, Calif.
  • Appeared on "That's Incredible" and was featured in Golf Digest at age 5.
  • Established Tiger Woods Foundation to provide minority participation in golf related activities.
  • Nicknamed "Tiger" after a Vietnamese soldier who was a friend of his father's.
  • Dual citizenship by Thai government prior to playing 1998 Asia Honda Classic.
  • Made E! Entertainment Television's list of "World's Coolest Bachelors."
  • Eighth athlete in history to be named permanent rep for Wheaties cereal.

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