Tigers Best Wins of All-Time

Tiger Woods is till regarded as one the greatest golfers in the world before his knee surgeries and the scandal. The ’97 Masters is where it all begun and is one of the best Masters ever, and he became the first non-white person to get victorious at Augusta and at the time, his 12-stroke win was the most a major championship had been won by. With more than ten years of supremacy and accolades unduplicated in the modern sports world, he is still a favorite to watch.

The 2008 U.S. Open

Tiger Woods put on a performance in the third round of the 108th U.S. Open Championship that awed many. His left knee was severely injured, but Woods roared back from a five-stroke deficit with six holes left to lead at Torrey Pines. They went back and forth, facing tie or elimination, Woods stroked the putt, and it went into the hole inside the right edge. This elevated Tiger to the status of Nicklaus, as both had been victorious in the US Open at least three times. It was his 14th major title for Woods, made his unbeaten streak to 14-0 when tied or leading a major tournament after 54 holes.

The 2007 PGA Championship

On a hot day in a course that had not been favorable to him, Woods started the 89th PGA title with a 1-over-par 71, leaving him six strokes behind the lead. Woods later took control of the tournament with a setting a record of 63 in the second round to jump two strokes in front of Scott Verplank. The was his 59th victory on the PGA TOUR and his 13th major championship. He managed 13-0 in majors when leading or tied after 54 holes.

The 2006 PGA Championship

Being in control from the beginning, Woods made it to his 12th major championship, jumping to second place on the list behind Jack Nicklaus, his top rival. He played a closing round 4-under-par 68 and managed three in a week. Woods had been victorious in the 1999 PGA at Medinah making him the first golfer to win the tournament at the same course. This win made him the fifth player to hold three or more PGA titles, and winning each one by at least five strokes. This success made Wood the first golfer to ever take the PGA title two times on the same course, and the first in the era of the modern Grand Slam to win two major championships in consecutive years.

The 2006 British Open

In the 2006 British Open Tiger Woods played a controlled, meticulous golf and exhibited mental toughness during the game, he pulled away for a two-stroke winning against over Chris DiMarco in the 135th Open Championship. Woods claimed his third Claret Jug is making him the first back-to-back winner since Tom Watson in 1982-83.

The 2005 British Open

In the Open Championship, Woods took the early lead, opening with rounds of 66 and 67. After combating extreme conditions on Saturday, Woods’ third-cycle 71 putting him ahead Jose Maria Olazabal with a two-shot lead. Colin Montgomerie and Olazabal, who were favorites, attempted to keep up some fresh energy Sunday, yet Tiger’s knowledge of St. Andrews demonstrated and as he went from a nine to a five-shot win. With the triumph, Woods and Jack Nicklaus are the main players to win the grand slam two times.

Top Rivals to Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods is the best golfer of all time.  But, have you ever wondered who his biggest rivals were?  Not just he played against, but in the annals of history how does he compare with the all-time greats?

These are players who have played the best and provided the toughest challenge to Tiger being known as the best player. Throughout the years that he has played golf, he has been able to provide the best opposition to the players who he has played with.

He has been compared to some players with extra ordinary skills who have given him the biggest rivalry in the game.  Here is our top list.

1. Jack Nicklaus

This is the opponent that many people regard as the best.  His accomplishments offer the highest level of competition to Tiger Woods. Many people also say that to some extent this golfer is better than Tiger Woods but it’s difficult to make a direct comparison due to playing in different eras.

He had the skills and knowledge on how to best play the game and even Tiger himself has acknowledged that he is one of the best players ever. He has the record that Tiger sought most in terms of total major victories.

2. Trevor Immelman

Many people refer to him as the one hit wonder who was able to offer the best competition to Woods in his career. He took Tiger down in one of the best Masters tournaments of all time.  Though he didn’t go head to head with Woods many other times and didn’t win near as many tournaments.

3. Phil Mickelson

This is one of the players who have had the ability to win three major tournaments. He took down Tiger at the Masters back in 2004.  How good would Mickelson have been if he didn’t have to go directly against Tiger in his prime?  He could have won a lot more golf tournaments.

4. Ben Hogan

Though he struggled for many years to become a good golf player, Ben was able to accomplish a lot after he figured things out.  Known as having an excellent swing and an unmatched work ethic, he really paved the way for Palmer and Nicklaus.

5. Bobby Jones

The original pioneer of American golf.  He won more times than anyone else during his era.  He dominated all amateur and professional golf.  He won the grand slam of golf and is considered to be one of the all-time greats for good reason.

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