From winning his first pro major by 12 shots and completing the career Grand Slam at 24 years old, to spending more than THIRTEEN years as world No 1… Tiger Woods’ top 10 feats after he admitted he will not be able to play full-time golf again
- Tiger Woods is unsure when he will play PGA Tour golf again after his car crash
- The 15-time major champion is continuing his rehabilitation from his injuries
- But the 45-year-old has made many a memory since turning professional in 1996
- Here, Sportsmail takes a look back at the American’s greatest ten feats in golf
Tiger Woods has admitted he does not see himself returning to a full golf career after his horror car crash in February.
The 15-time major champion is continuing his rehabilitation from the accident which saw him sustain open fractures to his lower right leg and others injuries to his foot and ankle.
But the 45-year-old has made many a memory since turning professional all the way back in 1996, and here Sportsmail‘s DEREK LAWRENSON looks at the American’s top 10 feats.
Sportsmail take a look back at 15-time major champion Tiger Woods’ top 10 golfing feats
Given no other golfer in the last 60 years has won more than two in a row, and only five in history have won all four during their entire careers, savour the day at the Masters when Tiger somehow completed the quadrilateral.
2) Winning first major as a pro by 12 shots in 1997
As if it wasn’t astounding enough, consider he was a young black man playing in the Deep South at Augusta and went to the turn on the opening day in 40 strokes.
3) 142 consecutive events on the PGA Tour without a missed cut
To put that in perspective, the current longest streak is Jordan Spieth — with 19. The next best of all time is Byron Nelson in the 1950s, with 113. Tiger’s run began in 1998 and continued for more than seven years.
Tiger Woods won his first major as a pro by 12 shots in 1997 at the Masters in Augusta
4) Winning the US Open by 15 shots in 2000
He had to pull it off at the cathedral of American golf, Pebble Beach, didn’t he? The greatest single performance in golf history, bar none.
5) Winning 14 majors in a row while leading or co-leading after 54 holes
It’s so tough sleeping on the lead at any event that only 50 per cent of third-round pacemakers on the PGA Tour go on to win. The odds on doing so at 14 majors are beyond comprehension.
6) Completing the career Grand Slam aged 24
Only six players in the last 50 years have won any major at such an age, let alone triumphed at all of them at least once.
7) Going almost seven months without a round over par
Tiger reacted to a first-round 75 at the 2000 Masters with a streak that has to rank as the finest stretch of golf ever. He delivered 52 consecutive rounds under par.
He completed the career Grand Slam aged 24 after triumphing at the Open in 2000
8) Spending 683 weeks as the world no 1
That’s more than 13 years at the summit, including two unbroken periods of more than five years each. It’s a joke, isn’t it? The next best in the history of the rankings is Greg Norman with 331 weeks.
9) 46 victories on the PGA Tour before he was 30
How on earth is that possible? The next best of his era was David Duval on 13. The next best of all time is Jack Nicklaus with 30.
10) Winning 18 WGC titles
Virtually all of Tiger’s 82 PGA Tour wins came in events with the best fields, including his 18 in the four World Golf Championship events ranking just below the majors. The next best is Dustin Johnson with six.
Woods winning the US Open by 15 shots in 2000 is the greatest single performance in history
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