Turned professional in 1996 at Greater Milwaukee Open
First top-10 finish was at Quad City Classic (T-5) after
holding a one-stroke lead through 54 holes.
Began final round of Las Vegas Invitational four strokes
back, closed with 64 to force playoff with Davis Love III,
then parred first extra hole for first TOUR win.
Earned $297,000 and was first sponsor's exemption to win
TOUR event since Phil Mickelson at 1991 Northern Telecom
At Walt Disney World/Oldsmobile Classic shot a closing
66 for one-stroke win.
Named PGA TOUR Rookie of the Year.
Named Sports Illustrated's Sportsman of the Year
Set 72 hole record at Masters Tournament (70-66-65-69-270).
The resulting 12-stroke margin of victory was another Masters
Member of 1997 Ryder Cup Team.
Named PGA of America and Golf Writers Association of America
Player of the Year for 1997.
Associated Press chose his Masters win top sports story
Associated Press' Male Athlete of the Year (first golfer
in 26 years).
1999 record earnings of $6,616,585 was nearly $3 million
more than his nearest competitor, David Duval.
Was named PGA TOUR Player of the Year, PGA of America
and GWAA Player of the Year for second time.
Made the cut in all 21 tournaments
Regained No. 1 position from Duval in Official World Golf
Ranking following third victory of season and 10th of career
at Motorola Western Open.
Became youngest player since Seve Ballesteros to win two
majors with his victory at PGA Championship.
Won the World Golf Championships -- American Express Championship
and became first player since Johnny Miller in 1974 to win
eight times in year and first since Ben Hogan in 1953 to
win four consecutive starts.
His 16 top-10s were the most in a single season since
Payne Stewart had 16 in 1986.
Won the 1998, 1999 and 2000 PGA Grand Slam of Golf.
Won 1991, 1992 and 1993 U.S. Junior Amateur Championships
when no one before or since has won more than one.
In 1994, at TPC at Sawgrass, became youngest winner of
U.S. Amateur at age 18.
His six consecutive years of winning a USGA championship
are second only to Bobby Jones' eight.
Named year's top amateur player by Golf Digest and Golfweek
in 1992 and Golf World in 1992 and 1993.
Golf World's "Man of the Year" in 1994.
Won 1996 NCAA Championship and was named Collegiate Player
of the Year.
Only Woods, Jack Nicklaus and Phil Mickelson are the only
players to win NCAA and U.S. Amateur in same year.