Wins third straight U.S. Amateur, turns pro

Woods makes history with his third straight U.S. Amateur championship at age 20. He comes back from 5-down against Steve Scott to win on the second playoff hole at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club in North Plains, Oregon. Woods becomes the event’s only three-time winner. The night of his victory, he says that he will be […]

Wins 2nd PGA

Woods shoots four rounds in the 60s to take the PGA Championship with an -18 score of 270, five shots ahead of Shaun Micheel. It’s his 12th major and his second win at the PGA at Medinah Country Club. If you compare it to how I was here in ’99 versus how I am now […]

Wins PGA

89th PGA Championship - Final Round

After a 1-over 71 on day one of the tournament, Woods ties the major championship record by shooting 63 on day two at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He goes on to post 69-69 on the weekend and finish at 8-under, winning the PGA Championship by two shots over Woody Austin. It’s the […]

British Open: 11th major

Woods wins his 11 major at the British Open at Royal Liverpool Golf Club, taking the championship by two shots over Chris DiMarco. It’s his first major since the death of his father, Earl. He’s my best friend. He’s my father, he’s my best friend, he’s my mentor. I knew at Augusta National, that was […]

Wins British Open


Woods leads wire-to-wire at the Old Course at St. Andrews, winning the British Open and his tenth major. He finishes at 14-under and five shots clear of Colin Montgomerie.

Wins second major


Woods wins his second major in a row to start the year, starting talk of a potential grand slam. He wins the U.S. Open at Bethpage Black in New York by three shots over Phil Mickelson with a 67-68-70-72-277, a score of 3-under par.  

Fourth Masters Title

In a tournament that produces one of Woods’ most memorable career moments, Tiger takes The Masters with a birdie on the first playoff hole over Chris DiMarco. The two finish the weekend at 12-under, seven shots clear of third place. On the iconic par 3 16th hole, Woods chips the ball from the back of […]

Wins second consecutive Masters

After a lengthening of Augusta National by 285 yards, Woods wins again with a 70-69-66-71-276, beating Retief Goosen by three shots. It’s his second straight win at The Masters and his third green jacket for his career.

Completes ‘Tiger Slam’


Woods wins his fourth straight major, an accomplishment that will come to be known as the “Tiger Slam.” He shoots 70-66-68-68-272 for -16 and a two-shot victory over David Duval. I have a better appreciation for winning a major championship. To win four of them in succession, it’s hard to believe. I don’t think I’ve […]

Wins PGA

Woods out-duels Bob May, beating the relative unknown in a 3-hole playoff to win the PGA Championship. It’s Woods’ third major of the year and his second straight PGA Championship. Woods and May each shoot 31 on the back nine Sunday and out-distance third place by five shots. It was a memorable battle today, and […]

Wins first U.S. Amateur


Woods wins his first U.S. Amateur, coming from 6-down against Trip Kuehne in the championship match. At the age of 18, he becomes the youngest to ever win a U.S. Amateur, taking the final with a 2-up victory after a go-ahead birdie on the iconic 17th hole at TPC Sawgrass in Ponta Vedra Beach, Florida.

Wins first U.S. Junior Amateur

Woods becomes the youngest player ever to win the U.S. Junior Amateur, the USGA’s junior match play championship. He wins the tournament at 15 years and 220 days old by defeating Brad Zwetschke in 19 holes in the championship match at Bay Hill Club in Orlando.

Mike Douglas Show

At the age of two, Woods appears on the Mike Douglas show with his father, Earl. He putts against comedian Bob Hope.

Makes cut at The Masters

Woods competes in his first PGA Tour major, making the cut at The Masters by shooting 72-72 on the tournament’s first two days. Just the fourth black golfer to compete at The Masters, he finishes in 41st place, as the low amateur and with the longest driving distance of the week. Jack Nicklaus takes note: […]

Wins first major at The Masters


Woods wins his first PGA Tour major, taking The Masters by 12-shots in the tournament’s largest margin of victory ever. He becomes the first African American to ever win the event, posting this lowest four-round total ever at August National with a 70-66-65-69-270. After the event, he pays homage to the black golfer to play […]

Largest margin U.S. Open victory

Woods sets the record for the largest margin of victory in a major championship by winning by 15 shots at the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach. He sets or ties nine U.S. Open records while finishing the week at 12-under par. He becomes the first player ever to win a U.S. Junior Amateur, U.S. Amateur and […]

Completes career Grand Slam


Woods shoots 19-under at the British Open at the Old Course at St. Andrews, winning by eight shots and completing the career grand slam. He is two years younger than Jack Nicklaus was when he completed the career grand slam. It’s the ultimate. This is the home of golf. This is where you always want […]

Early media attention

Woods starts to elicit more media attention at age five. CBS features the young golfer. He appears on the TV show, That’s Incredible. Golf Digest does an article on Woods titled 5-year-old Tiger – he’s incredible. The piece quotes golf pro Rudy Duran, who plays with Woods and his father on Sundays: The kids’s not exceptional. […]

Tiger Woods born in Cypress, California

Tiger Woods and father Earl

Eldrick Tont Woods is born in Cypress, California, to Earl Woods, a retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel, and Kultida Woods, a native of Thailand with a mixed cultural background. He’s nicknamed in honor of a friend and Vietnamese soldier who Earl also called Tiger. Woods is the only child of Earl and Kultida but has […]