Tiger Woods has been working on his recovery and making a comeback to competitive golf after his injuries. It will be exciting to see him back in action at the Genesis Invitational, and many golf fans will undoubtedly be eagerly anticipating his return. We wish him all the best in his return to the PGA Tour and wanted to look back at some of Tiger’s greatest PGA Tour Victories.
1. 1997 Masters Tournament: Woods’ first major victory, and one that helped establish him as a dominant force in the game of golf. Woods finished with a score of 270 (-18), which set a tournament record, and he won by a stunning 12 strokes. The victory, which occurred on April 13, 1997, was also Woods’ first-ever appearance at the Masters.
2. 1999 PGA Championship: Woods battled with Sergio Garcia in a memorable duel at the Medinah Country Club in Illinois, eventually winning his second PGA Championship by a single stroke. The victory, which came on August 15, 1999, marked Woods’ third major title.
3. 2000 U.S. Open: At the Pebble Beach Golf Links in California, Woods won his first-ever U.S. Open by a whopping 15 strokes, which remains the largest margin of victory in the history of the tournament. Woods finished with a score of 272 (-12), which set a U.S. Open record, and he won his fifth major championship. The victory occurred on June 18, 2000.
4. 2000 Open Championship: Woods won his first-ever Open Championship, held at the Old Course at St. Andrews, by a comfortable eight strokes. Woods shot a 19-under 269, which set a tournament record, and he won his sixth major championship. The victory occurred on July 23, 2000.
5. 2001 Masters Tournament: In one of the most memorable moments of his career, Woods won the Masters to become the first player ever to hold all four major championships at once. Woods won the tournament with a score of 272 (-16), which was two strokes better than runner-up David Duval. The victory occurred on April 8, 2001.
6. 2002 U.S. Open: Woods won his second U.S. Open championship, held at the Bethpage Black Course in New York, with a score of 277 (-3). The victory marked Woods’ seventh major championship, and it came on June 16, 2002.
7. 2005 Masters Tournament: In a dramatic and memorable tournament, Woods won his fourth Masters championship, held at Augusta National Golf Club, with a score of 276 (-12). Woods sealed the victory with a remarkable chip-in on the 16th hole, and the win marked his ninth major championship. The victory occurred on April 10, 2005.
8. 2006 PGA Championship: Woods won his third PGA Championship, held at the Medinah Country Club, by five strokes over runner-up Shaun Micheel. Woods finished with a score of 270 (-18), which tied the PGA Championship record, and he won his 12th major championship. The victory occurred on August 20, 2006.
9. 2007 PGA Championship: In a tournament that featured one of the most memorable shots of his career, Woods won his fourth PGA Championship, held at the Southern Hills Country Club in Oklahoma, by two strokes over runner-up Woody Austin. Woods finished with a score of 272 (-8), and the victory marked his 13th major championship. The victory occurred on August 12, 2007.
10. 2019 Masters Tournament: After several years of injury and personal struggles, Woods returned to form and won his fifth Masters Tournament with a score of 275 (-13). Woods held off a number of challengers to win his 15th major championship, and the victory marked a stunning comeback for the golfer. The victory occurred on April 14, 2019.
Being one of the most dominant players in the history of golf, Tiger Woods has faced a number of talented opponents and left many in his wake. Here is an added list of golfers with the most second-place finishes when facing Tiger Woods in a PGA Tour event:
Phil Mickelson – 10 second-place finishes to Tiger Woods on the PGA Tour, including at major championships such as the 2002 U.S. Open and the 2009 PGA Championship.
Ernie Els – 7 second-place finishes to Tiger Woods on the PGA Tour, including at major championships such as the 2000 U.S. Open and the 2002 Open Championship.
Sergio Garcia – 6 second-place finishes to Tiger Woods on the PGA Tour, including at the 2006 Open Championship and the 2008 U.S. Open.
Vijay Singh – 6 second-place finishes to Tiger Woods on the PGA Tour, including at the 2000 PGA Championship and the 2002 U.S. Open.
Davis Love III – 5 second-place finishes to Tiger Woods on the PGA Tour, including at the 1999 PGA Championship and the 2000 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.