Here are 15 moments that helped define the career of Tiger Woods.
It’s hard to pick just 15 moments that defined the career of somebody like Tiger Woods. After all, the man is a global icon that changed the way the game of golf was played and inspired an entirely new generation of stars. That’s Ali stuff right there. That’s Jordan stuff right there. Tiger Woods belongs in the conversation of the most influential athletes in history. Period.
So how does one even begin to look at a career like this? The guy has 14 major championships to his credit so couldn’t you just talk about those 14, add in something random and be done with it? Sure. But are each one of those moments iconic? Well, plenty of them are and there’s plenty of that to go around in here. But what is it that you remember about Tiger Woods after more than two decades in the spotlight? (And just so we’re clear here: sticking to golf. Yes, it would be very easy to go into the scandals and the rehab and the injuries and the surgeries and all of that but let’s try to stay positive here.)
Without giving away too much too soon, there are the obvious moments. There’s the win at Augusta in 1997, which also served as the setting for a few other entries on this list. There’s winning the U.S. Open on a broken leg. Yeah, that’s pretty essential.
So here they are, 15 moments in this astonishing career, in the order that they happened. They’re all part of one big story called Tiger Woods so let’s get into it.