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Tiger Woods

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Quite simply an all-time great, Woods is a three-time Open Champion whose tally of 15 major wins is bettered only by Jack Nicklaus (18) in the men's game.

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  • 1995

    Open debut

  • 10

    Top-10 Open Finishes

  • Nicknamed Tiger after a Vietnamese soldier friend of his father's

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"You can have so many different weather conditions. That's just one of the unique things about The Open and why it's my favourite Major Championship." Tiger woods
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Woods

Three time Champion Golfer

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Back in the mix, Tiger led The 147th Open through 9 holes on Sunday

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Makings of a Champion Golfer

From a very young age Tiger Woods played to win. A burning desire to be the best and beat the game of golf drove him to become one of the most successful golfers of all time. Tiger would go on to lift the Claret Jug 3 times.

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Tiger Woods - five of the best

Quite simply an all-time great, Woods is a three-time Open Champion whose tally of 15 major wins is bettered only by Jack Nicklaus (18) in the men's game.

He is the only man to hold all four majors at the same time. In 2000 Woods won the U.S. Open by a scarcely believable 15 strokes and The Open by eight with a then record 19 under par at St Andrews, before adding the PGA Championship in a play-off and completing his clean sweep at the following year's Masters.

After four back operations and a slump down the world rankings to 1,199th, he led with eight holes to go at Carnoustie in 2018 and then achieved his 80th PGA Tour title at the Tour Championship, followed a week later by his first Ryder Cup appearance since 2012. Sensationally, he then won the 2019 Masters to claim his 15th major title 11 years after his previous win at the 2008 U.S. Open.

In October 2019 Woods equalled Sam Snead’s record of 82 PGA Tour wins when he triumphed in the ZOZO Championship in Japan, which in turn led to him picking himself for the Presidents Cup. He was unbeaten as playing-captain.

His first major, the 1997 Masters, was achieved by a record 12 shots when he was only 21, while he has twice won The Open at St Andrews and once at Royal Liverpool, as well as claiming a record 18 World Golf Championships.

Woods suffered serious leg injuries in a car crash in February 2021, preventing him from playing a main tour event for the rest of the year. However, he made a remarkable and much-celebrated return to competitive action in April's Masters, where he was amazingly only four shots off the lead after his opening-round 71.

Venue
Finish
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
Par
Royal Portrush 2019
m/c
78
70
-
-
-
M/C
Carnoustie 2018
T6
71
71
66
71
279
-5
St Andrews 2015
M/C
76
75
-
-
-
M/C
Royal Liverpool 2014
69
69
77
73
75
294
6
Muirfield 2013
T6
69
71
72
74
286
2
Royal Lytham & St Annes 2012
T3
67
67
70
73
277
-3
St Andrews 2010
T23
67
73
73
72
285
-3
Turnberry 2009
M/C
71
74
-
-
-
M/C
Carnoustie 2007
12
69
74
69
70
282
-
Royal Liverpool 2006
1
67
65
71
67
270
-
St Andrews 2005
1
66
67
71
70
274
-
Royal Troon 2004
9
70
71
68
72
281
-
Royal St George's 2003
4
73
72
69
71
285
-
Muirfield 2002
28
70
68
81
65
284
-
Royal Lytham & St Annes 2001
25
71
68
73
71
283
-
St Andrews 2000
1
67
66
67
69
269
-
Carnoustie 1999
7
74
72
74
74
294
-
Royal Birkdale 1998
3
65
73
77
66
281
-
Royal Troon 1997
24
72
74
64
74
284
-
Royal Lytham & St Annes 1996
22
75
66
70
70
281
-
St Andrews 1995
68
74
71
72
78
295
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