That number, 15, is second only to Jack Nicklaus' 18 in golf history. You may view a separate list of Tiger Woods' major victories, which includes significant statistics and data about Woods' majors (those major triumphs are, of course, included in the list of all of Tiger's wins that follows).
Tiger Woods first put on his golf shoes at the age of three. He was playing baseball then, but he always wanted to be a golfer. When he was eight years old, his father bought him a set of wooden clubs and took him to the first hole they came to in Florida where they lived at the time. From then on, there was no looking back: Tiger Woods became an expert golfer who could turn pro at the age of sixteen. His career earnings as of December 2008 were $80 million, making him the best-paid athlete in the world.
He is also one of the most popular athletes in America, if not the world. More than 50 million people around the globe own some form of Tiger Woods merchandise including clothing, magazines, and DVDs. The "Tiger Woods" brand has become so famous that other brands have sought to cash in by naming their products after him including a new line of electric cars from Tesla and a state-of-the-art handheld device called the "Tiger Woods Touchscreen GPS."
Tiger Woods has won 15 major championships in his career and is three majors shy from tying Jack Nicklaus' all-time record. In 2019, Woods ended an 11-year major winless run by winning the Masters for the fifth time. He became only the second player after Sam Snead to win the same major five times.
Woods has also finished first or tied for first at nine other events, but none of those other titles can be considered "major" championships because they aren't sanctioned by any of the four men's professional golf organizations PGA, PGA Tour, European Golf Association (EGA), and Japan Golf Tour. The number of tournaments won exceeds the number of majors by one; thus, Woods is considered by most statistical analysts to be the greatest golfer of all time.
Tiger Woods first won a major championship when he was 23 years old, the 1997 U.S. Open. He went on to win five more majors before the end of his eighth season on the PGA Tour, which makes him one of very few players in history to win multiple majors each year during their prime years. The others are Walter Hagen, James Braid, Ben Hogan, and Gary Player.
It all started for Woods when he defeated Australian Steve Jones by one stroke at the 1997 U.S. Open.
On merit alone, Nicklaus has a record 18 major victories against Woods' 15. In addition, Nicklaus has 19 major runner-up finishes to Woods' seven. —- Woods has 82 PGA Tour victories to Nicklaus' 73. He's also only lost two majors, while Nicklaus had nine.
But it's not just about the numbers. Woods is incredibly dominant, winning eight Masters titles and five U.S. Opens in his career thus far. Nicklaus won three Masters and one U.S. Open during his reign as king of golf.
In short, it's hard to argue that Tiger Woods isn't the greatest player in golf history. The only thing that can take away from his accomplishments is time, and even then he will always be considered one of if not the best golfer ever.
30 —the only question is, what will he reveal us next? Woods has 46 PGA Tour titles and 10 major championships on his name. Nicklaus, his lifetime idol and largely regarded as the best golfer of all time, won 30 times before the age of 30, including seven majors. It's possible that Woods could match or even beat this mark.
In addition to being one of the greatest players of all time, Jack Nicklaus has also been called the "King of Closers" because he was so good in big situations. If Woods were to win another major, it would be known as the "Super-Tiger" because he is now the man to beat in any major. No one else can come close to his record.
There have been many questions asked about whether or not Woods will ever win another major. Most recently, this topic came up after he missed the cut at the Masters for the first time in his career. Some people think this might be the end of an era for Woods. However, anything is possible since history shows us that he can rebound from such disappointments.
Woods' current streak of 54 consecutive made cuts in official events is a record. He last missed a cut at the 2004 Buick Open. Before then, he had gone over two years without missing a single event he played in. His streak is likely to continue since it's not like he's trying hard not to lose anymore.
Tiger Woods has the most career victories (Top 50)
Tiger Woods has 14 top-five finishes in major championships in which he did not win. Jack Nicklaus finished second or third in the majors 27 times. Ben Hogan, Arnold Palmer, and Tom Watson all had near misses. They are, however, in such exceptional company that it is hardly a case of underachievement.
The most any player other than Woods has finished in the top two is Arnie Palmer's two times. The only player to ever finish on the podium three times was Hogan. He did so by winning the Masters in 1950 and 1951 and finishing second at the U.S. Open in 1949.
Woods' total includes two runner-up finishes: One at the 2000 U.S. Open and one at this year's Open. He also has 13 3rd places and one 4th place. That last result came at the 2005 Masters when he lost to Vijay Singh in a playoff. It was his first loss at the event.
Woods has won more than half of the majors he has played (27 out of 49). His overall record is 184 wins, 146 losses, and 47 ties. Nicklaus has more victories than Woods (18 more), but they are all within four strokes of each other. Woods has won five consecutive majors from 2000 to 2004, a record. He has also won three consecutive U.S. Opens, which is another record.
Tiger Woods is currently ranked 212 in the world in golf. He achieved this rank on July 5, 2013.
Woods first entered the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2013. The annual induction ceremony will be held in St. Augustine, Florida on January 18, 2014.
Woods was born on August 4th, 1977 in Cypress, California. He is an American golfer who has been called "the greatest player of all time" by some critics and "the king of golf" by others.
He is the most successful golfer in history, having won more than $100 million in career prize money. His record number of major championships (9) is only second to Sam Snead's 11 majors.
Woods first came onto the global scene as a teenager when he won the 1997 U.S. Amateur Championship. This success led to his first World Golf Championships event two years later. In 1999, at the age of 19, Woods became the youngest person ever to win the Masters Tournament when he defeated David Duval with a 14-foot (4 m) putt for the title.