Tiger Woods: Career Milestones by Song

Sam CatronContributor IIIDecember 17, 2011

Tiger Woods: Career Milestones by Song

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    Tiger Woods has been on top of the golf world and been at the bottom.  This 10-time PGA Player of the Year even had a video game named after him.  He's won 14 Major titles and has claimed four Best Male Athlete ESPY awards.

    Clearly, he can swing the sticks a little.

    In honor of his win last month, here is his career outlined by famous music videos.

PGA Rookie of the Year

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    When Tiger Woods burst onto the scene in 1996, he was "The New Kid in Town."

    Not only did he win the PGA Rookie of the Year award, but he was the Sports Illustrated "Sportsman of the Year," the Stanford University Collegiate Player of the Year and the Fred Haskins Award.

World No. 1

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    In 1997, Tiger Woods claimed the Official World Golf No. 1 ranking.  Even though he only held this title for seven days, it was just a glimpse of what was to come.

The Big Three

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    In 2000 Tiger Woods became the first player ever to win the British Championship, the US Championship and the PGA Championship in the same year.

    After all the greats that have played the game, this is a true testament to how good Tiger really is.

    All he does is win!

Record 229 Consecutive Weeks at No. 1

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    Tiger Woods ended 2003 with a record 229 consecutive weeks with the No. 1 Official World Golf Ranking, proving Tiger Woods can't be touched.

2005 Masters Chip

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    Tiger's chip at the 2005 Masters was his most memorable shot ever. With the golf ball balancing itself on the lip of the cup, the entire world was hoping it would fall in.  From that point on, people started remembering his name.

    Woods had two mediocre showings at the Masters in the previous years, but in 2005, he won his fourth and last Masters.

PGA Career Money-Leader

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    In the 2007 golf season, Tiger Woods became the PGA career money-leader, eclipsing $76 million.  Let's just agree that that's a lot of money.

Tiger Wins 70th After Surgery

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    After a major knee surgery in 2008, Tiger Woods won the 2009 Bridgestone Invitational.  This was Tiger's 70th career win and just proved that Woods continues to get stronger throughout his career.

PGA Drought

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    November 25, 2009: The day that the world found out about Tiger Woods's infidelity.

    November 27, 2009: Tiger crashes SUV.

    With Tiger Woods out of golf, the PGA took a dive.  Ratings and attendance bottomed out and really proved what Woods meant to the World Golf scene.  The world found out then what Tiger Woods really meant to golf.

    Then, when Tiger announced in March 2010 that he would return for the 2010 Masters, golf was saved.

Tiger Begins His Comeback

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    Starting with the 2010 Masters, Tiger had a tough road back.  Having to deal with a failing marriage and multiple international publications spreading his business across newsstands isn't an easy task.

    Tiger finished T4 at the 2010 Masters and the 2010 US Open.  He then finished outside of the top 10 at the 2010 Open and PGA Championships.

    Tiger started off 2011 with a strong T4 at the Masters, but he didn't play in the next two major events and missed the cut at the 2011 PGA Championship.  This was his first missed cut at a PGA Championship event ever.

    Even though his comeback has hit some rough patches, he persevered.

    And now, at last....

Tiger Wins 2011 Chevron Classic

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    Guess who's back! Back again! Tiger's back! Tell your friends!

    Tiger Woods finally snapped his longest winless streak at 107 weeks.  On December 5, 2011, Tiger Woods won the 2011 Chevron Classic—a non-PGA event.

    After his win, Tiger tweeted this LL Cool J classic just so the world would know not to call it a comeback.


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