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Tiger Woods Timeline

The career of this famous American golfer
Dates relating to his early life, family and education
His rise to success in the golfing world
Player of the Year and Masters awards
Famous golf tournaments

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Date of Birth: Born on December 30 Eldrick T. Woods
Place of Birth : Southern California
Parents: Father - Earl Woods a retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel
               Mother - Kultida whose homeland was Thailand
Nationality: American
Ancestry: Quarter Chinese, Quarter Thai, Quarter African, Eighth Native American, Eighth Dutch.
Early Years: Raised in Cypress, California



First TV appearance on the Mike Douglas Show where he played golf with Bob Hope



Shoots a 48, over nine holes, at the Navy Golf Club in Cypress, California



Featured in Golf Digest magazine and on television in 'That's Incredible'.



Wins the Optimist International Junior World Golf Championships



Wins the Optimist International Junior World Golf Championships



Wins the Optimist International Junior World Golf Championships



Wins the Optimist International Junior World Golf Championships



Wins the Optimist International Junior World Golf Championships
Voted Southern California Amateur Player of the Year



Wins the Optimist International Junior World Golf Championships
Voted Southern California Amateur Player of the Year
Amateur Player of the Year by Golf Digest.



Defends title and wins at the U.S. Junior National Championships
Competes in his first PGA Tour event at the Nissan Los Angeles Open.



Graduated from Western High School, Anaheim, California
Attends Stanford University
Wins first collegiate event, the William Tucker Invitational.
Wins the U.S. Amateur Championship at the TPC at Sawgrass



Attends Stanford University
Defends title as U.S. Amateur champion
NCAA First Team All-American
Voted Stanford's Male Freshman of the Year
Participates in the Masters, his first PGA major tournament



August: Drops out of  Stanford University to become a Golf Professional in August.
PGA Tour win at Las Vegas Invitational, Walt Disney World/Oldsmobile Classic
NCAA individual men's championship
Voted Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year
Advertising Revenue: Signs endorsements worth $40 million from Nike and $20 million from Titleist.



PGA Tour wins at Mercedes Championships, The Masters, GTE Byron Nelson Golf Classic, Motorola Western Open
Major Achievements: Becomes the youngest Masters winner in history and the first of African/Asian descent.
Voted PGA Player of the Year
Voted Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year.



Wins the PGA BellSouth Classic
Achieves No. 1 world ranking.



PGA Player of the Year
Wins at the Buick Invitational, Memorial Tournament, Motorola Western Open, PGA Championship, WGC-NEC Invitational, National Car Rental Golf Classic/Disney and the Tour Championship
Voted AP Male Athlete of the Year



PGA Player of the Year
PGA Tour wins at the Open Championship, Mercedes Championships, AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, Bay Hill Invitational, Memorial Tournament, U.S. Open, PGA Championship, WGC-NEC Invitational and the Bell Canadian Open
Major achievement: Becomes the youngest player in history to complete the career Grand Slam by winning the British Open by eight strokes.



PGA Player of the Year
Wins the Masters tournament and the Bay Hill Invitational, The Players Championship, Memorial Tournament, WGC-NEC Invitational
Tiger meets Elin Maria Pernilla Nordegren



Wins second consecutive Masters
Win his second U.S. Open at Bethpage Black.
Wins the Bay Hill Invitational, U.S. Open, Buick Open, WGC-American Express Championship
Major Achievements:  Becomes the youngest golfer in history to win seven PGA majors.



Wins the Buick Invitational, WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship, Bay Hill Invitational, 100th Western Open and the WGC-American Express Championship
Tiger becomes engaged to Elin Nordegren



Wins the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship
Wins the Dunlop Phoenix (Japan Golf Tour)
Target World Challenge
October: Tiger marries Elin Nordegren in Barbados



Wins the Buick Invitational
Tiger wins the British Open
Wins the Ford Championship at Doral
Wins the Masters for the fourth time.
Achievements: Tiger Woods joined six-time winner Jack Nicklaus and four-time winner Arnold Palmer as the only players to win four or more Masters.



Wins the Buick Invitational at Torrey Pines
British Open
PGA Championship
May: The father of Tiger, Earl Woods sadly died of cancer at the age of  74

Major championship victories for Tiger Woods, to date, are as follows:

  • The Masters (1997, 2001, 2002, 2005)
  • US Open (2000, 2002)
  • The Open Championship (2000)
  • PGA Championship (1999, 2000, 2006)
  • The Masters Tournament (2001, 2002, 2005)
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