Tiger Woods: His career in numbers

As you may have expected, the once undisputed king of golf set a few records along the way.



Number of major victories, starting with the US Masters in 1997 and the most recent being the 2008 US Open. He remains four behind Jack Nicklaus’ overall record of 18.

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Overall number of tournament wins, including 79 on the PGA Tour. Only Sam Snead (82) has won more times on the PGA Tour.


Largest winning margin, recorded at the 2000 US Open at Pebble Beach. Woods has won five other tournaments by double-figure margins including the 1997 Masters (12 strokes).


Record number of weeks spent at world number one, the equivalent of more than 13 years. Greg Norman (331) is the next on the list.


Lowest 72-hole score in relation to par, achieved at the Johnnie Walker Classic in 2000 and WGC-American Express Championship in 2002.


Record number of consecutive cuts made in PGA Tour events between 1998 and 2005.

900 million

Estimated earnings (in pounds sterling) since turning professional in 1996, according to most recent figures published by Forbes. Barely 10 per cent of this figure comes from prize money, with most of it derived from endorsements. Many large companies - with Nike being a notable exception - have now left Woods but estimates suggest he continues to earn around £33million per year off the course.


Number of Ryder Cup victories. Woods’ brilliance and success over the years has rarely rubbed off on the United States team in their biennial clash against Europe. The only time Woods has played on a winning side was at Brookline in 1999. This has led to criticism that he is not a true team player but, despite that, he has lost only one singles match in seven appearances, to Costantino Rocca in 1997.