Eldrick Tont Woods (born 1975), who goes by his nickname, Tiger, is a professional golfer. He has won only 1 major golf tournament in the past 10 years. In his career, he has won 15 majors, second only to Jack Nicklaus' record haul of 18. On October 27, 2019, Woods tied Sam Snead's record of 82 PGA Tour victories.
Woods' 2000-01 run of four consecutive major titles is the greatest of the modern era. Dubbed the "Tiger Slam" by the media, he won the 2000 US Open, the 2000 Open Championship, the 2000 PGA Championship and the 2001 Masters. It is currently the closest any golfer has come to replicating Bobby Jones' true (single season) grand slam of the 1930 Open Championship, 1930 US Open, 1930 US Amateur and the 1930 British Amateur (the major titles of his day).
Woods is perhaps the most self-centered and overpromoted favorite of the liberal media in the world. He appears frequently on magazine covers and Nike ads, and after a gap of eleven years since winning a major tournament, finally regained the Masters title in 2019. His remarks to the press are often self-centered. At the Masters in 2013, he was given merely a two-stroke penalty for a rules infraction that many felt should have resulted in disqualification from the tournament.
In 2012, the liberal media declared Woods to be a favorite to win the Masters. In fact, he turned in his worst performance there in 17 years, and his swearing and kicking of a club were captured by a camera. After he learned that people did not appreciate that, he declared:
|“||I certainly heard that people didn’t like me kicking the club. I didn’t like it either. I hit it in the bunker, and it didn’t feel good on my toe, either.||”|
Despite showing promise of becoming the greatest golfer ever, Woods's career and athletic achievement slumped amid reports of adultery. His wife subsequently obtained a divorce.
- Masters Tournament: 1997, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2019
- PGA Championship: 1999, 2000, 2006, 2007
- US Open: 2000, 2002, 2008
- The Open Championship: 2000, 2005, 2006