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Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods

Timeline of Tiger Woods, a legendary golfer known for his exceptional talent, winning numerous major championships and setting numerous records in the sport. His impact extends beyond golf, as he has become a global icon and one of the most recognizable figures in sports history.

Born:

December 30, 1975

Place:

Cypress, California, Unites States

Title:

Professional golfer

Education:

Stanford University

1975

30 December 1975

Birth of Tiger Woods

Eldrick Tont 'Tiger' Woods was born in Cypress, California, to Earl and Kultida Woods. He was introduced to golf before the age of two by his athletic father Earl Woods, a single-figure handicap amateur golfer.

1997

13 April 1997

First Major Victory at the Masters

Tiger Woods wins his first major championship with a record-breaking performance at The Masters, finishing at 18-under-par 270 to win by 12 strokes, the largest margin of victory ever at the tournament.

2000

18 June 2000

Career Grand Slam Completed

At the age of 24, Tiger Woods won the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach by 15 strokes, securing his third major championship victory of the year and completing the career Grand Slam, becoming the youngest player to do so.

2001

08 April 2001

Tiger Slam: The First Golfer to Hold All Four Major Championships Simultaneously 

Tiger Woods became the first golfer to hold all four major championships simultaneously after winning the 2001 Masters, an accomplishment that became known as the 'Tiger Slam'.

2008

16 June 2008

14th Major and Injury

Woods won his 14th major championship at the U.S. Open in a 19-hole playoff, despite suffering from a double stress fracture and torn ACL in his left knee. He subsequently missed the remainder of the 2008 season to recover from surgery.

2009

27 November 2009

Personal Infidelity Scandal after Car Accident in Florida

A personal scandal broke when Woods was injured in a car accident near his Florida home, followed by multiple women coming forward to reveal affairs with the golfer. The scandal significantly impacted his reputation and sponsorship deals.

2013

25 March 2013

Return to World No. 1 Ranking

After facing challenges on and off the course, Tiger Woods regained the World No. 1 ranking with a victory at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

2017

20 April 2017

Spinal Fusion Surgery

Tiger Woods underwent a spinal fusion surgery, his fourth back surgery in three years, casting doubt on the continuation of his professional golfing career.

2019

14 April 2019

Claiming his Fifth Masters Victory

Completing one of the greatest comebacks in sports history, Woods won the Masters, his 15th major title and his first major victory in over a decade.

2021

23 February 2021

Car Accident in Los Angeles County

Tiger Woods was hospitalized with serious leg injuries after a single-car accident in Los Angeles County. The accident required extensive surgery, and Woods faced a long road to recovery.

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