Born: Dec. 30, 1975
Lives: Orlando, Fla.
Wife: Elin (married Oct. 5, 2004)
Parents: Earl (deceased) and Kultida
Education: Western High School, Anaheim, Calif.; Stanford University
Weight: 185 pounds
U.S. Junior Amateur champion: 1991-1993
U.S. Amateur: 1994-1996 (only player to win three consecutive titles)
NCAA Championship: 1996
PGA Tour wins: 52 (tied for 5th all time with Byron Nelson)
Tour Earnings: $63,422,324 (First all time)
Lowest single-season scoring average (adjusted): 67.79 (2000, Tour record)
Lowest single-season scoring average (actual): 68.17 (2000, Tour record)
Lowest 72-hole score: 259 (21 under), 2000 WGC NEC Invitational (Tour record 254, held by Tommy Armour III)
Most strokes under par: 25, 2000 Johnnie Walker Classic and 2002 WGC American Express Championship (Tour record 31, held by Ernie Els)
Most victories in one season: nine (2000)
Major Championships: 12 (second all-time). Only player to win four consecutive professional majors (2000-2001); second player (after Ben Hogan) to win three in a season (2000); fifth to earn career grand slam.
International wins: 11
Ryder Cup appearances: 1997, 1999, 2002, 2004
Most Tour wins between ages 20-29: 34 (Jack Nicklaus second with 30)
Most Tour wins after 25 starts: 6 (Ken Venturi second with 5)
Most Tour wins after 75 starts: 17 (Nicklaus is second with 12)
Most Tour wins after 100 starts: 28 (Nicklaus is second with 17)
Youngest to reach world No. 1 ranking: 21 years, 24 weeks (previously held by Bernhard Langer [29 years, 31 weeks] in 1986)
Most strokes under par in a major: 19 in the 2000 British Open. Woods also has two of the three 18-under major scores and holds or shares the under-par record in all four events.
Lowest score after 36 holes: 125, 2000 WGC NEC Invitational (tied with Mark Calcavecchia and Tom Lehman)
Lowest adjusted season scoring average: 67.79 in 2000. Woods also has the second, third and fourth lowest averages.
Most consecutive rounds at par or better: 52, 2001-2001
Most consecutive events at par or better (stroke play only): 35, 1999-2001
Most consecutive cuts made: 133, 1998-2004 (Byron Nelson second with 113)
Most prize money, career: $60,898,324
Tour records and statistics courtesy of PGATour.com
August 11, 2006
The Ryder Cup Matches have undergone significant changes since their inception in the 1920s, the addition of players from continental Europe to the contest in 1979 being arguably the most significant. Here is the record of the event's storied history.
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