A Tiger Woods Record That Belittles Every Other Golfer in the World

Published 08/23/2021, 6:30 AM EDT
AUGUSTA, GA – APRIL 12: Tiger Woods of the United States watches his tee shot on the first hole during the final round of the 2015 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 12, 2015 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)


No matter how much one says otherwise, Tiger Woods will remain one of the greatest golfers of all time. Even today, one often looks back at his countless achievements, some of them which leave young players impressed. His career has spanned over two decades, accumulating countless records.

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Woods during his prime, according to most, was invincible. He won multiple majors in the 2000s, his most recent one being the 2019 Masters. While it was an unexpected and surprising win, it did prove to everyone that Woods’ show was not over yet.

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)

Let’s take a look at this new Woods stat, which only proves his status as one of the greatest players to ever play the game.

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Tiger Woods spent eight whole years as the World No. 1 in golf!

In a recent stat shared by Golf Monthly, we can take a look at golfers who spent one whole year at No.1. Nick Faldo did so in 1993, followed by Greg Norman in 1996. Woods, however, remains on his own different level. As compared to Faldo and Norman, he has been No. 1 for the entire year eight times – 2000 to 2003, 2006 to 2009.

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Another incredible Woods record

Another stat related to being ranked No. 1 has a lot to do with his prime years. Woods ranked No. 1 in the world from August 15, 1999, to September 4, 2004,  – retaining his position for 264 weeks. This was repeating from 2005 to 2010, where he was No. 1 for 281 weeks.

WeeksPlayerStart DateEnd date
281Tiger WoodsJune 12, 2005October 30, 2010
264Tiger WoodsAugust 15, 1999September 4, 2004
96Greg NormanJune 18, 1995April 19, 1997
81Nick FaldoJuly 19, 1992February 5, 1994
64Dustin JohnsonFebruary 19, 2017May 12, 2018
62Greg NormanSeptember 14, 1986November 21, 1987
60Tiger WoodsMarch 24, 2013May 17, 2014

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Woods is also one of the five players to have achieved a career Grand Slam. If that was not enough, he has won four major wins back to back, making him the only one to do so. He had 14 major title wins by 2014 and needed only 21 starts in his career to achieve the Grand Slam. Not only that, but Woods also won the Open Championship on his first attempt.

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