‘Never Seen That Before’ – Tiger Woods Showcases a Rare Award From His Trophy Collection

Published 09/30/2021, 12:49 PM EDT
07 JUN 2009: Tiger Woods on the 11th tee during the final round of the Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio. Woods would go on to win the Memorial Tournament, finishing -12, one stroke better than Jim Furyk (Photo by Andy Altenburger/Icon SMI/Corbis/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)


Last year, Tiger Woods was elected into the World Golf Hall of Fame. The ceremony, which was meant to take place this year, has been postponed to 2022, courtesy of the COVID-19 pandemic. Woods was selected after the age requirement was brought down to 45, a move made to include more great players.

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Woods is a 15-time major winner and is widely considered the greatest of all time. While his unfortunate one-car accident has him sidelined since February 2021, Woods has been getting better. This time, Woods’ update came via a Twitter post – showing off some items he never has before.

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What does Tiger Woods have to share with fans?

Woods was apparently ‘trophy hunting’ for his Hall of Fame exhibit, which made him share some trophies he ended up finding. The 45-year-old shared a photo of his stunning 1996 Rookie of the Year trophy, made completely out of glass. Fans were in awe of Woods’ photo and were excited for his Hall of Fame ceremony.

Here’s a look at some fan reactions on Twitter.

 

Woods during his rookie year

Even as a rookie, everyone knew Woods was here to stay. He started with the Greater Milwaukee Open in September, where he finished T60. During the final round, he also made his very first professional hole-in-one during the 14th hole. As the season progressed, Woods won the Las Vegas Invitational and the Walt Disney World/Oldsmobile Classic, finished third in some other events. Woods even played the Tour Championship that year, finishing 21st (tied) with a $790,594 prize. Here’s a look at all the tournaments Woods played in 1996.

When is the Hall of Fame ceremony?

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As per reports, the ceremony is scheduled at TPC Sawgrass next year during the Players Championship. Along with Woods, the Hall of Fame class includes Susie Maxwell Berning, Marion Hollins, and Tim Finchem. Woods was also the first member who was selected. “I am both honored and humbled to be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame,” said Woods, adding that all the support he receives has been overwhelming.

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Woods has also won 82 PGA Tour titles, and 93 worldwide events. His most recent major win was in 2019, which came after an

ATLANTA, GA – SEPTEMBER 23: Tiger Woods of the United States celebrates making a par on the 18th green to win the TOUR Championship at East Lake Golf Club on September 23, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images)

11-year gap.

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Devika Pawar is a golf and NBA writer at EssentiallySports. A psychology graduate from KJ Somaiya, she has over two years' worth of sportswriting experience at Republic World. Devika loves NBA a little too much and is a dedicated Golden State Warriors fan.

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