“A cat has nine lives” – over a century old adage. The myth goes on to say. For three he plays, for three he strays and for the last three he stays. Although the proverb is not thought to be taken literally. It's a statement is commonly used to describe the hardy nature of something or someone. Some even think this nine lives myth is somewhat fitting to Woods. Particularly his determined and persistent ability to always find his way to the green no matter how many times he falls.
Like a true feline’s dexterity and agility, Tiger Woods is a true symbol of power and a near-immortal in golf.
The man is a living legend. To grasp a glimpse as to how much of a legend Tiger Woods really is. We’ll start by how many weeks he was golf’s worlds no1. – A total of 683 weeks. – The world’s second best is Rory McIlroy, has been on top of the world a total of 95 weeks.
Tiger is the only player in the world to win the U.S. Open, the U.S. Amateur, and the U.S. Junior. He has won each of the above-mentioned championships a total of three times.
He went 142 consecutive PGA Tour championship events without missing a cut. That broke Byron Nelson’s previous record of 113.
Tiger Woods posted one score higher than 73 during his entire 2000 champaign, a first-round 75 at the Masters – The only major he didn’t win that year.
He has won 11 PGA Player of the year awards in the 70 years of its existence. Tom Watson is second with 6.
Tiger handily pummeled Stephen Ames, 9 and 8, in a round of 64 at the 2006 WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship. This was after Ames questioned the state of Wood’s game.
Woods has three winning streaks of five or more on the PGA Tour. No other player in the past 65 years has even won four straight.
Tiger Woods averaged more than $120 million per year, from 2007 to 2009 before dropping to $74.2 million in 2010.
He has also been the outright 54-hole leader at a PGA tour event 45 times. He has won on 43 of those occasions.
Tigers 52 consecutive rounds of par or better from the year 2000 to 2001, is a PGA Tour record.
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