Tiger Woods Considers This the Ultimate Achievement in Golf

Published 11/07/2021, 3:00 AM EST
Tiger Woods of the United States celebrates after making a putt for birdie on the 15th green during the second round of the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club on April 12, 2019 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)


There are historic and memorable courses and there are scenic and beautiful ones. Some are even courses that are a treat to a golfer, strategically planned and designed perfectly to challenge them. Then there are courses that led to it all.

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The earliest, the Old Course at St. Andrews, is one of them. Moreover, it has received the highest compliment from none other than Tiger Woods himself.

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This course, also known as the ‘home of golf’ and is the oldest course in the world. Originally, it was called the ‘golfing grounds’ of St Andrews. However, when the new course opened in 1895, it was referred to as the Old Course. Moreover, the first game of golf was played here in the 15th century.

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Tiger Woods expresses gratitude

The Open Championship is the oldest and undeniably one of the most prestigious tournaments in golf. One of the four major golf tournaments, one in every five editions, is played at the Old Course.

Tiger Woods, in his glorious career, has notched 15 major wins in his career. Among them, he has three Open championship wins, and luckily for him, two of them played out at the Old Course itself. And the honor of this was not lost to Woods.

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Expressing his gratitude, he beautifully said, “It may be years before I fully appreciate it, but I am inclined to believe that winning The Open at the Home of Golf is the ultimate achievement in the sport.”

This line came after his 2000 Open win, his second consecutive major championship win. He won with a mighty eight-stroke lead on Thomas Bjorn and Ernie Els. Following this, he became not only the fifth golfer to complete a career grand slam but also the youngest ever. In fact, his first four major wins combined to give him this achievement.

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 Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

In 2001, Woods had the honour of competing for this trophy at a historic course again. And yet again, he seized this opportunity to snag the title for his 10th major and second open title. Like Arnold Palmer, this was Jack Nicklaus’s last Open Championship, which he finished on the Old Course.

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Ishita Bhargava

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Ishita Bhargava is a Golf content writer at Essentially Sports. Currently pursuing her undergraduate degree from the Shri Ram College of Commerce, she has a keen interest in sports and fitness. When not playing or watching a sports event, Ishita can be seen spending time with her pets or binge-watching.

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