With Tiger Woods capturing his fifth Masters and 15th major championship – a victory that transcended sport and permeated the culture because of the lessons it taught us about resilience and determination – we decided to take a look back at all of Woods’ major victories, a pictorial walk through recent history with one of the greatest of all time. Click on any image to enlarge it, launch a slideshow and read about its place in golf history.
1997 Masters – Woods shot 18-under par to win by 12 strokes. His most dominating performance at Augusta was a loud announcement that the golf world was about to change. He became the youngest winner of a major at 21 years, 3 months and 14 days old. It was the largest margin of victory in Masters history. (Photo: Timothy A. Clary, AFP/Getty Images)
1999 PGA Championship – Woods, 23, shot 11-under par to win by one shot over 19-year-old Sergio García at Medinah Country Club. (Photo: Harry How, Allsport/Getty Images)
2000 U.S. Open – Woods finished at 12-under par to win by 15 strokes at Pebble Beach. It is the largest margin of victory in a major championship. (Photo: Mike Fiala, Getty Images)
2000 Open Championship – The Old Course at St. Andrews was brought to its knees by four sub-70 rounds and a 19-under total. Woods beat Thomas Bjørn and Ernie Els by eight shots to achieve the career Grand Slam. He never found a bunker all week. (Photo: David Cannon, Allsport/Getty Images)
2000 PGA Championship – Woods finished at 18 under before outdueling Bob May in a playoff at Valhalla Golf Club. Woods became the first person since Ben Hogan in 1953 to win three major championships in the same calendar year. (Photo: Andy Lyons, Allsport/Getty Images)
2001 Masters – The Tiger Slam. Woods shot 16-under par to become the first person to hold all four professional major championship titles simultaneously. (Photo: Augusta National Archive, Getty Images)
2002 Masters – Woods shot 12 under to become the third player (Nick Faldo, Jack Nicklaus) to defend a title successfully at the Masters. Retief Goosen, three shots back, was his closest competitor. (Photo: Gary Hershorn, Reuters)
2002 U.S. Open – Woods, a winner at 3-under par, became the first golfer in 30 years (Jack Nicklaus, 1972) to win the first half of the Grand Slam. The 2002 U.S. Open was played at Bethpage Black, site of this year’s PGA Championship. (Photo: Robert Galbraith, Reuters)
2005 Masters – Woods shot 12 under and beat Chris DiMarco in a playoff, but the tournament will be remembered for one shot: Tiger’s miraculous chip-in on No. 16 in the final round. (Photo: Shaun Best JLS/SV/Reuters)
2005 Open Championship – Woods finished at 14-under par to cruise to a five-shot victory ahead of Colin Montgomerie. It was yet another lopsided victory at the Old Course for Woods. It was Woods’ second career Grand Slam and his 10th major – a first for a player younger than age 30 in the professional era. (Photo: Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
2006 Open Championship – Woods shot 18-under par to beat Chris DiMarco by two strokes at Royal Liverpool. He won a little more than two months after the death of his father, Earl Woods, and broke down in tears after sinking the final putt. (Photo: Andy Lyons, Getty Images)
2006 PGA Championship – Woods shot 18-under par to win by five strokes at Medinah. He led by two after the third round and pulled away, with Shaun Micheel as his closest competitor in the end, five strokes back. (Photo by Montana Pritchard, The PGA of America/Getty Images)
2007 PGA Championship – Woods shot 8-under par at Southern Hills to win by two shots over Woody Austin. It was Woods’ only major championship victory in the year that marked the 10-year anniversary of his first. (Photo Montana Pritchard, The PGA of America/Getty Images)
2008 U.S. Open – Woods shot 1-under par and beat Rocco Mediate in 19 extra holes at Torrey Pines. He did all this with a torn ACL and stress fractures in his right leg. (Photo: John Mummert, USGA)
2019 Masters – Woods shot 13-under par to win by one shot and end an 11-year major drought, a 14-year Masters dry spell, and continue arguably the greatest comeback in sports. (Photo: Lucy Nicholson)
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