On this day, In 1975 Eldrick Tont “Tiger” Woods was born in Cypress, CA


Tiger Woods is a once in a lifetime phenomenon

Tiger was born on December 30th, 1975 to Earl and Kultina Woods.  From a young age Tiger was showing the world he was going to be a spectacular golfer.  In 1978, Tiger putted against comedian Bob Hope in a television appearance on The Mike Douglas Show. At age three, he shot a 48 over nine holes over the Cypress Navy course. Before turning seven, Tiger won the Under Age 10 section of the Drive, Pitch, and Putt competition, held at the Navy Golf Course in Cypress, California. In 1984 at the age of eight, he won the 9–10 boys’ event, the youngest age group available, at the Junior World Golf Championships. He first broke 80 at age eight. He went on to win the Junior World Championships six times, including four consecutive wins from 1988 to 1991.

The “Tiger-Slam”

Tiger Woods came closest to meeting the modern definition of golf’s Grand Slam by holding all four modern major championships simultaneously — the U.S. Open, Open Championship, and PGA Championship in 2000 and the 2001 Masters — although not in the same calendar year. This has been referred to as a Consecutive Grand Slam or, after the only player to achieve it, a Tiger Slam.  Only five golfers have won all four of golf’s modern majors at any time during their careers, an achievement which is often referred to as a Career Grand SlamGene SarazenBen HoganGary PlayerJack Nicklaus, and Tiger Woods. Woods and Nicklaus have won each of the four majors at least three times.

Hardly noted…

From 2005 to 2009 Tiger Woods won six major championships. Thats two Open Championships in 2005 & 2006, two PGA Championships in 2006 & 2007, The Masters in 2005 and The U.S. Open in 2008. Not only that, he also had FIVE runner up finishes in this span in Majors. From 2005 to 2009 Woods highest finish in the Masters Tournament was T6.

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