Tiger Woods in the Majors

Facts and Stats About Woods' Major Championship Performance

Tiger Woods celebrates on the 18th green after winning the 135th Open Championship at Royal Liverpool Golf Club in Hoylake, Great Britain on July 23, 2006
Tiger Woods always knew had to celebrate a win, and he got to celebrate a lot of major wins. Here, he lets out a yell after claiming the 2006 British Open. Pete Fontaine/WireImage/Getty Images

Below is the list of Tiger Woods' wins in majors, plus more facts and stats about his performance in golf's major championships.

Later in his career and plagued by injuries, Woods had been stuck on 14 major championship wins from 2008 until he won the 2019 Masters. That's second all-time, behind Jack Nicklaus and ahead of third-place Walter Hagen.

Woods' 15 Majors in Chronologic Order

  • 1997 Masters: Won by 12 strokes over Tom Kite, set records as youngest champ and for largest margin of victory and lowest 72-hole score.
  • 1999 PGA Championship: Beat Sergio Garcia by one stroke.
  • 2000 U.S. Open: Finished 15 shots ahead of runners-up Miguel Angel Jimenez and Ernie Els. Tied scoring record, set margin-of-victory record, was the first golfer to finish a U.S. Open double-digits under par.
  • 2000 British Open: Finished 8 ahead of runners-up Thomas Bjorn and Ernie Els, tying the largest winning margin since 1900. The 19-under final score was lowest in golf history at that point.
  • 2000 PGA Championship: Beat Bob May in a 3-hole playoff. Set tournament scoring record at 18-under par.
  • 2001 Masters: 2 ahead of runner-up David Duval.
  • 2002 Masters: Won by 3 over Retief Goosen.
  • 2002 U.S. Open: Won by 3 over Phil Mickelson.
  • 2005 Masters: Beat Chris DiMarco on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff.
  • 2005 British Open: Won by 5 over Colin Montgomerie.
  • 2006 British Open: Won by 2 over Chris DiMarco.
  • 2006 PGA Championship: Won by 5 over Shaun Micheel.
  • 2007 PGA Championship: Beat Woody Austin by 2 strokes.
  • 2008 U.S. Open: Beat Rocco Mediate on the 19th hole of the playoff.
  • 2019 Masters: Completing his comeback after years of injury woes and other problems, Woods won his first major in nearly 11 years, and his first Masters in 14 years.

Fun Facts About Tiger's Majors Wins

Woods played in three playoffs at majors and won all three.

There are two accomplishments by Tiger in majors that are the most famous: His 3-win season and the "Tiger Slam." In 2000, Woods won the U.S. Open, British Open and PGA Championship, becoming just the second golfer ever to win three of the professional majors in the same calendar year. (Ben Hogan, in 1953, was the first.).

Woods then won the first major of 2001, The Masters: His fourth consecutive win in a major. And it meant that he held all four major championship trophies simultaneously - the only golfer ever to do that, and what is known as the "Tiger Slam."

Tiger's Wins By Major

When Woods won the 2000 British Open at age 24, he completed the Career Grand Slam - the fifth golfer to achieve that feat, and the youngest to do so.

Woods' Second-Place Finishes in Majors

  • 2002 PGA Championship: Finished one stroke behind Rich Beem.
  • 2005 U.S. Open: Lost by 2 to Michael Campbell.
  • 2007 Masters: Lost by 2 to Zach Johnson.
  • 2007 U.S. Open: Lost by 1 stroke to Angel Cabrera.
  • 2008 Masters: Finished 3 shots behind Trevor Immelman.
  • 2009 PGA Championship: Lost by 3 to Y.E. Yang.

Tiger's Top 5s and Top 10s in Majors

  • Wins: 15
  • 2nds: 6
  • 3rds: 4
  • 4ths: 5
  • 5ths: 1

That's a total of 31 Top 5 finishes in major championships. Woods finished in the Top 5 of all four majors in the same year twice: In 2000, (5th, 1st, 1st, 1st at the Masters, U.S. Open, British Open and PGA Championship, respectively) and in 2005 (1-2-1-4).

Woods has an additional eight finishes from sixth place through 10th place in majors, for 38 career Top 10s in majors. The one major in which Woods posted the most Top 10s is The Masters, where he finished in the Top 10 14 times.

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