5 Staggering Tiger Woods Stats That Are Too Good to Be True

Published 11/24/2022, 8:30 AM EST
Tiger Woods of the United States celebrates with the Masters Trophy during the Green Jacket Ceremony after winning the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club. Courtesy: Getty Images

Pro golfer, Tiger Woods, became legendary because he achieved fifteen major titles and 82 PGA tour victories. It was not an overnight affair but years of hard work and dedication. He is well known for his golfing skills worldwide and is part of golf’s Hall of Fame. Woods is known worldwide for his consistency and powerful will.

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However, it was not all glory for the major championship winner. He went through some dark phases in life, and at one point, was broken completely. Losing his father in 2006 left the pro golfer shattered as he lost his biggest supporter. After that, the alleged scandal and separation from ex-wife, Elin Nordegren in 2010, did even more damage. However, he always stood up and returned stronger. Saluting his legacy, let’s look at the top stats of his career since 1996, which are mind-blowing.

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The unbelievable achievements of Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods has achieved plenty of victories; therefore, he is the G.O.A.T. of golf. They were accumulating all the remarkable achievements of the golfer from his amateur days to his professional days. Golf Digest posted the most staggering stats of his career on Instagram. Woods turned professional in 1996 and signed up a deal with Nike. That was an achievement, but now let’s talk about some numbers. Here are the top states which may leave you astonished.

Let’s start with 2004, which might not have been an excellent year for him, but the stats are impressive. You might not believe it, but from 2004 to 2006, the pro golfer carded 1,466 putts. And that is not the best part. He carded all of them from a distance of 3 feet and only missed the hole thrice in two years.

 

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However, this should be on top of the list. In the 60 years of golf history, only thrice a player could win five or more PGA tour starts in a row. And it was Woods who achieved such a feat, all three times (7,6,5). He earned the title of the greatest of all time, and no one can deny that.

Another amazing stat will leave you looking at the old footage of his game from 1997 to 2009. The legendary golfer made the best score to par in Major championships. Woods scored -134, Phil Mickelson with +99, and Ernie Els with +118. LIV defector, Mickelson, was the only golfer to stay within 250 strokes of the former number-one golfer, Woods.

Are there any more incredible achievements of Woods?

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Yes, there are more, so buckle up and prepare for one of the finest milestones of the golfer’s career. It was the three official starts on the PGA tour win. His 100th win was WCG Invitational in 2000, and his 200th was Buick Invitational in 2006. The third and the 300th were the 2013 Players championship. 

Tiger Woods celebrates after making a putt during the second round of the Masters | Courtesy: Getty Images

The following stat might drop your jaw; however, only Woods could have done it. He is the only golfer in history since 1950 who won the same event in a row. The former no.1 won Buick Invitational from 2005 to 2008 and the Bay Hill championship from 2000 to 2003. 

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Tiger Woods is one of the greatest golfers; his achievements are evidence of the title. Which of the stat mentioned above left you astonished? Let us know in the comments.

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Saumya Yashawant

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A Commerce graduate who turned her passion into her profession, Saumya is a Golf writer at Essentially Sports. Having developed the love for the sport at a very young age, she watched Tiger Woods and caught inspiration from his legacy early on. Apart from Woods, she shares great admiration for her country's players like Vishwanathan Anand and Neeraj Chopra.

Edited By: Manaal Siddiqui

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