Tiger Woods reacts aft winning the Masters play tourney successful April 2019. It was his 15th large rubric and his archetypal since 2008.
Woods had his archetypal brushwood with fame erstwhile helium was conscionable 2 years old. The young golfing prodigy appeared connected "The Mike Douglas Show" successful 1978, winning a putting contention with comedian Bob Hope.
Woods, 6, sizes up a putt successful Los Alamitos, California, successful 1982. His existent sanction is Eldrick, but his begetter nicknamed him "Tiger" aft a South Vietnamese worker helium fought alongside with during the Vietnam War.
Woods and his father, Earl, observe aft a 15-year-old Tiger won the US Junior Amateur Championship successful 1991. He won the lawsuit successful 1992 and 1993 arsenic well.
Woods, 16, tees disconnected astatine the Los Angeles Open successful 1992. That was his archetypal sensation of PGA Tour competition, albeit arsenic an amateur. He missed the 36-hole cut.
Woods played for the United States during the World Amateur Team Cup, which took spot successful France successful 1994.
Woods hits a tee changeable during the 1995 Walker Cup, an planetary squad event.
Woods talks to the media aft winning his third-straight US Amateur successful 1996. Throughout his life, Woods has worn reddish connected the last time of a large tournament.
Woods played 2 years of assemblage play astatine Stanford University. He won the NCAA idiosyncratic play rubric successful 1996.
Woods turned nonrecreational successful August 1996, and it didn't instrumentality agelong for him to triumph his archetypal tournament. Six weeks aft helium announced helium was going pro — with a celebrated "Hello, world" advertisement run for Nike — Woods won the Las Vegas Invitational. That earned him this large check, a two-year exemption connected the PGA Tour and a spot successful the pursuing year's Masters tournament.
Woods made past astatine the 1997 Masters, blowing distant the tract by 12 strokes to triumph his archetypal major. At the time, it was besides a record-low Masters people of 18 nether par.
Woods hugs his father, Earl, aft winning the 1997 Masters. Earl, a erstwhile Green Beret, was wide credited with processing his son's prodigious endowment and pushing him to beryllium the eventual competitor.
Woods arrives astatine an airdrome successful Hamburg, Germany, successful May 2000.
Woods plays a changeable from the ninth fairway during the 2000 US Open successful Pebble Beach, California. Woods won the tourney by 15 shots, a grounds for immoderate major. It was Woods' 3rd large rubric by this point; helium had besides won the 1999 PGA Championship.
A period aft the US Open, Woods won the 2000 British Open astatine the Old Course successful St. Andrews, Scotland. That gave him the vocation Grand Slam — a triumph successful each of the 4 antithetic majors — astatine the property of 24.
Woods chips retired of the unsmooth astatine the 2000 PGA Championship successful Louisville, Kentucky. Throughout his career, Woods has ever had the largest galleries, with thousands of radical flocking from spread to spread to ticker him play. He's besides been credited with bringing successful millions of caller fans to the sport.
Woods reacts arsenic helium sinks a putt during a playoff astatine the 2000 PGA Championship. Woods defeated Bob May successful the playoff to triumph his 3rd consecutive major.
Fans ticker Woods tee disconnected connected the 18th spread astatine the 2001 Masters. Woods went connected to triumph the lawsuit and implicit what's present called the Tiger Slam — 4 consecutive large titles.
Woods chats with play fable Jack Nicklaus astatine the Memorial tourney successful June 2001. The 2 are wide considered to beryllium the 2 top golfers successful history, and lone Nicklaus has won much large titles than Woods.
Woods arrives successful a subject conveyance earlier a play accumulation successful Fort Bragg, North Carolina, successful 2004. Woods spent the week grooming with Army troops earlier hosting a inferior play session for his Tiger Woods Foundation. Woods' father, Earl, was stationed astatine the basal successful the 1960s.
Woods and Phil Mickelson enactment up their putts during the last circular of the Ford Championship successful March 2005. For overmuch of Woods' career, Mickelson was considered his biggest rival.
Woods celebrates with his caddie, Steve Williams, aft his celebrated chip-in astatine the 2005 Masters. Woods went connected to triumph his 4th greenish jacket.
Woods hugs Williams aft winning the British Open successful Hoylake, England successful 2006. It was Woods' archetypal large triumph since the decease of his begetter conscionable a mates of months earlier.
Woods stands with his mother, Kultida, and his daughter, Sam, arsenic a statue of him and his begetter is unveiled astatine the Tiger Woods Learning Center successful Anaheim, California, successful January 2008.
Woods had a fractured tibia and a torn ligament successful his knee, but helium gutted retired a playoff triumph implicit Rocco Mediate astatine the 2008 US Open. It was his 3rd US Open triumph and his 14th large title.
President Barack Obama hosted Woods successful the White House Oval Office successful April 2009.
Woods hits a changeable during a PGA Championship signifier circular successful August 2009.
Woods holds his daughter, Sam, arsenic helium and his wife, Elin, be a Stanford shot crippled successful November 2009. Woods joined Elin, a model, successful 2004. The mates besides person a son, Charlie.
Woods approaches a lectern earlier giving a televised connection successful February 2010. Woods apologized for being unfaithful to his wife and letting down some fans and family. "I had affairs, I cheated," helium said. "What I did was not acceptable, and I americium the lone idiosyncratic to blame." It was his archetypal nationalist quality since being hospitalized a mates months earlier pursuing a car clang extracurricular his home. Woods said helium was successful therapy for "issues," which helium did not explain. He and his woman divorced successful August 2010.
Woods plays virtual play with talk-show big Jimmy Fallon successful 2011.
Woods jokes with play large Arnold Palmer aft winning the Bay Hill Invitational successful March 2013 and regaining his spot arsenic the world's top-ranked golfer.
Woods falls to the crushed successful symptom aft hitting a changeable astatine The Barclays successful August 2013. A fewer months later, helium would acquisition backmost country for a pinched nerve.
From left, Woods, Jason Dufner and Mickelson bent retired astatine the Muirfield Village Golf Club, wherever the Presidents Cup was taking spot successful Dublin, Ohio, successful October 2013.
Woods kisses his then-girlfriend, skiing superstar Lindsey Vonn, astatine an lawsuit successful Beaver Creek, Colorado, successful 2015. The 2 dated for a mates of years.
In 2017, Woods was arrested connected suspicion of driving nether the influence. Woods, who was rehabbing from different backmost surgery, said successful a connection that helium had "an unexpected absorption to prescribed medications" and that intoxicant was not involved. He pleaded blameworthy to reckless driving and went connected probation.
President Donald Trump presents Woods with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, successful May 2019. It was conscionable a period aft Woods won his 5th Masters and 15th major. Trump hailed Woods arsenic a "global awesome of American excellence" and congratulated him connected his "amazing comeback."
Woods captained the US squad to a Presidents Cup triumph successful December 2019.
Woods putts during the 2nd circular of the Masters successful November 2020.
Woods and his son, Charlie, lukewarm up earlier the last circular of the PNC Championship successful December 2020. Videos of Charlie's awesome swing, a plaything that looks overmuch similar his father's, went viral connected societal media.
Law enforcement officers analyse the country of Woods' rollover clang successful Rancho Palos Verdes, California, successful February 2021. Woods suffered superior limb injuries successful the one-car mishap and had to beryllium pulled from his conveyance by exigency responders.