The former world number one Golfer turned 45 on December 30 with records waiting for him to break in the next 5 years.
Woods was born on December 30, 1975, and has been playing professionally for 25 years. He owns 15 major in a record 82 PGA Tour titles – comparable to legendary Sam Snead, 683 weeks to hold number one in the world (OWGR), receiving nearly 121 million USD through 368 events.
But at this age, “Super Tiger” is still expected by golfers to surpass Snead and level the 18 major record of “Golden Bear” Jack Nicklaus. And he has half a decade to do that, because at the end of this time, Woods turns 50 – the milestone for the Champions arena.
But will that possibility come true? Over a quarter of a century with 1,322 crowns, Woods had nine operations, four of them on his back, and the rest on his knees.
In early 2020, Woods ranked sixth in the world. It was the result of important victories in the previous year – winning the Masters for the fifth time, winning the Zozo Championship and hitting the record for most titles in the American arena. At the end of 2019, Woods leads the US team to win the Presidents Cup. Only he won three and drew two matches.
All season, his smoldering body allowed only Woods to attend nine top-notch events with his best performance being T9 at the Farmers Insurance Open. With the major group alone, Woods finished T37 at the PGA Championship, was eliminated at the US Open, and T38 in the Masters. “I’m not at optimal form. Whenever I have a good serve I use a bad iron. When my batting performance is good I put the ball down or vice versa,” Woods said before leaving the US Open in mid-November.
And today, Woods ranks 41st OWGR.