6 facts about the GOAT named Tiger
You don't have to be a golf expert or even a sports fanatic to know Tiger Woods. 🏒
The athlete has dominated the pro golf universe for ages. After a lifetime of famed wins, broken records, and even dramatic public leaks about his personal life, Woods proved just last year that his golf career isn't over yet. In 2019, after numerous back surgeries and personal scandals that had golf experts speculating that his career was over, he claimed his fifth Masters title — successfully proving the haters wrong and achieving a comeback that's been described as the greatest in sports history. No big deal, right?
You know his name, his drama, and his comeback — but how well do you really know Tiger Woods?
1. He's been legendary since childhood
As a child, Woods won three straight US Amateur titles. That's beyond a promising start, but a sign of a future golf superstar.
2. He broke records early on
By the time most kids are even finished with university, he broke records at age 21 by becoming the youngest Masters champion ever, winning by the largest margin in the tournament history. That beats a straight — A report card any day.
3. His partnership with Nike has stood the test of time
Tiger Woods x Nike have a decade of partnership going on. Their golf leather shoes feature one of the most impressive technologies that Nike has to offer, and that's what we call a serious and healthy relationship. You'll find more of 'em leather goods at Nike's website.
4. His legacy is unchallenged
Though plenty have tried, no one has beat him as the best player in the game of golf. We're not even being dramatic, he's literally the only player to ever hold all four professional major titles at one time — including the US Open, British Open, the PGA Championship, and the Masters.
5. He doesn't dominate just in America
Like we said, he's the best in the world. Besides winning both the US Open and the British Open across the pond, he has a total of 107 worldwide wins.
6. He's a philanthropist
Woods founded the TGR Foundation, which is dedicated to providing STEM classes and university access programs to underprivileged kids. They recently hit the milestone of serving 1 million children, so the difference he's made def runs deep.
We see you, Tiger. Good to have you back. 👋
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