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These 18 Tiger Woods career achievements are absolutely staggering

The Big Lead logo The Big Lead 8/14/2018 Michael Shamburger
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14 Major Championships

Tiger Woods has won 14 major championships. The only player with more is Jack Nicklaus (18). The next closest player is Walter Hagen with 11 and then Ben Hogan and Gary Player with nine.

Tiger won his first major in 1997 at the Masters at the age of 21. By the age of 24 he had won five majors, and by the age of 29 he had won 10. At 32, he had won 14.

79 PGA Tour Wins

Woods's 79 PGA Tour wins over 18 years are second to only Sam Snead (82 wins over 30 years), and six ahead of Jack Nicklaus (73 wins over 25). Ben Hogan (64) and Arnold Palmer (62) are the next two legends on the list.

To add to that, Woods also has 40 European Tour wins, putting him third all-time on that tour as someone who was never a member of the European Tour. He also has 106 wins overall as a professional.

Woods won 32 times between 1999 and 2003, the next closest player had eight wins over that time period.

Over $113,000,000 in Career Earnings

Tiger Woods tops the career earnings list with $113,468,474. That is a staggering number over a 22-year span as a PGA Tour professional. The next closest player is Phil Mickelson with $87,704,269, followed by Vijah Singh at $70,971,328.

Woods has been ranked first on the money list 10 times over his career.

Prior to Woods turning pro, the all-time career earnings leader was Greg Norman at $9.59 million.

Weeks Ranked #1 in the World

Tiger Woods owns the record for most weeks ranked 1st in the Official World Golf Rankings at 683. That includes streaks of 281 weeks and 264 weeks. The next closest player is Greg Norman with 331 weeks at number one.

Adjusted Scoring Average Better than 68.6

Tiger Woods owns all six instances where a player's season long adjusted scoring average is better than 68.6 since adjusted scoring averages have been calculated on the PGA Tour (1988).

Most Wins by a Player in their Twenties

Tiger Woods won a record 46 times in his twenties. The next closest player is Jack Nicklaus with 30.

8 Wins or More on a Single Course

Tiger Woods is the only player in PGA Tour history to win eight or more times on a single course and he's managed to do so on THREE different courses.

Bay Hill

Firestone Country Club

Torrey Pines

Most Victories in a Single Event

Tiger Woods has won the Arnold Palmer Invitational and WGC-Bridgestone Invitational a record eight times. He's tied with Sam Snead who won the Greater Greensboro Open eight times.

Most Consecutive Victories in an Event

Tiger Woods won the Arnold Palmer Invitational and Buick Invitational a record four straight times. He's tied with three other legends (Young Tom Morris, Walter Hagen, and Gene Sarazen).

142 Straight Consecutive Cuts Made

Tiger Woods holds the record for making the most cuts in a row. Between 1998 and 2005, Woods did not miss a cut. He passed Byron Nelson's previous record of 113 in 2003 at the Tour Championship.

Most Consecutive Rounds at Par or Better

Between 2000 and 2001, Tiger Woods scored 52 straight rounds at par or better.

18 World Golf Championship Victories

Tiger Woods has a record 18 WGC wins over the course of his career. The next closest player is Dustin Johnson with five.

All Four Majors in a Row

Tiger Woods is the only player in history to win all four major championships in a row. While it wasn't technically a season grand slam because he did not win all four majors in the same year - he won them over the 2000-2001 seasons - it has become known as the "Tiger Slam."

Ridiculous Putting

Between 2002 and 2005, Woods had 1,540 putts from three feet and in on the PGA Tour. He missed only three of them.

Player of the Year

Tiger Woods has been named PGA Player of the Year a record 11 times and PGA Tour Player of the Year a record 10 times.

When Leading a Tournament

Tiger Woods is a record 54-4 when holding at least a share of the lead after 54 holes, and 42-2 when holding the outright lead.

12 Wire-to-Wire Wins

Tiger Woods has won a staggering 12 times while leading the entire tournament.

Wins by More than Five Strokes

Tiger Woods has won PGA Tour events by more than five strokes 17 times.

1997 Masters - 12 strokes

2000 Memorial Tournament - 5 strokes

2000 U.S. Open - 15 strokes

2000 Open Championship - 8 strokes

2000 NEC Invitational - 11 strokes

2001 Memorial Touranment - 7 strokes

2003 Bay Hill Invitational - 11 strokes

2003 100th Western Open - 5 strokes

2005 Open Championship - 5 strokes

2006 PGA Championship - 5 strokes

2006 American Express Championship - 8 strokes

2007 Bridgestone Invitational - 8 strokes

2007 Tour Championship - 8 strokes

2008 Buick Invitational - 8 strokes

2009 BMW Championship - 8 strokes

2012 Arnold Palmer Invitational - 5 strokes

2013 Bridgestone Invitational - 7 strokes


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