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 oldest championship in all of golf, the British Open -- which is commonly known just as "The Open" -- is the third of the four major tournaments in golf. Here are the players who have risen above and can proudly proclaim themselves as Open champions.
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