No. 10 ' 2002 PGA Grand Slam of Golf
Poipu Bay Golf Course
66-61 ' 127 (-17)
The 2002 Grand Slam of Golf was Tiger Woods' final event of the year and ended up being the exclamation point to an historic four-year run. From 1999 to 2002, he amassed 26 PGA Tour wins, including seven majors. His 14-shot victory at the Grand Slam of Golf at Poipu Bay in Hawaii was impressive not only in size, but also because it came at a two-day event. Even if fellow competitors Rich Beem, Justin Leonard and Davis Love III had played a three-man best ball, their score still would not have beaten Tigers.
No. 9 ' 2003 Bay Hill Invitational
Bay Hill Club & Lodge
70-65-66-68 ' 269 (-19)
Most players buckle under the pressure of defending their title at a PGA Tour event. Like most other rules, however, this one doesnt apply to Mr. Woods, who won the Bay Hill Invitational for the fourth consecutive time.
Battling a case of food-poisoning, Woods showed no signs of fatigue as he cruised to an 11-shot victory. It was his 37th PGA Tour victory, and 28th out of 30, when holding at least a share of the 54-hole lead.
No. 8 ' WGC-American Express Championship
63-64-67-67 ' 261 (-23)
Despite the event being held at its fifth venue in as many years, Tiger was undeterred, shooting four rounds in the 60s en route to his fifth World Golf Championships American Express Championship title, and 12th overall in the WGC series.
His win across the pond was his sixth in a row, and came during the same week as Lord Byron Nelsons passing. Tiger would go on to win one more event in succession, bringing his total to seven. It is the longest winning streak on Tour since Nelson won a record 11 straight in 1945.
No. 7 ' 2007 Tour Championship
East Lake Golf Club
64-63-64-66 ' 257 (-23)
With his 8-stroke victory at East Lake Golf Club, Tiger flirted with the 72-hole PGA Tour scoring record before settling for a personal-best 23-under-par score. In addition, Tiger achieved another first: hoisting two trophies at one tournament.
With his win at East Lake he also won the inaugural FedExCup title. The FedExCup is a points race that begins in January, with the points reset after the majors for a four-week stretch of PGA Tour playoffs. Woods skipped the first playoff event in New York, tied for second outside Boston, and then won the last two tournaments to win by an overwhelming margin.
The only thing Tiger left in question is why he didnt kiss the FedExCup trophy
No. 6 ' 2000 WGC-NEC Invitational
Firestone Country Club
64-61-67-67 ' 259 (-21)
At the 2000 World Golf Championships NEC Invitational, some might recall Tiger's course-record-tying 61 on Friday, his 21-under-par winning score and 11-shot victory. But what most people will remember ' and no one actually saw ' is the approach shot he hit into the 72nd hole, when the tournament was all but decided.
Battling to finish the event before darkness, tournament officials left it up to the players to decide if they'd like to continue playing or suspend play due to darkness. In the final group, Tiger and playing partner Hal Sutton were most affected by the dwindling sunlight, but agreed to finish. The last hole was played in almost complete darkness. As Tiger hit his approach into the final green, no one could follow the ball in the air. But when the ball hit the green and stuck one foot from the hole, the crowd erupted and Tiger tapped in for birdie, and the win.
No. 5 ' 2008 Buick Invitational
Torrey Pines Golf Course
La Jolla, Calif.
67-65-66-71 ' 269
With his 11-shot victory at the 2008 Buick Invitational, Tiger joined Arnold Palmer in 4th place on the all-time PGA Tour wins list. He also won his fourth consecutive Buick Invitational, which tied the record for most consecutive wins at one tournament (he has also won four straight titles at Bay Hill, and is the only player in history with such a streak at two different events).
Who knew that his romp at Torrey was merely a prelude to the drama that would unfold there later that year?
No. 4 ' 2006 WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship
La Costa Resort and Spa
Although Geoff Ogilvy won the event, Tigers dismantling of first-round opponent Stephen Ames was the most one-sided match of the tournament. On Monday while he was on the range, Ames was asked by a reporter if he would take a carefree approach into his round against the world No. 1, since he wasnt expected to win.
'Anything can happen,' Ames said. 'Especially where he's hitting the ball.'
When judgment day arrived, Woods made seven birdies on the front nine and won every hole. He eliminated Ames as early as mathematically possible, 9 and 8.
No. 3 ' 2000 Open Championship
Augusta National Golf Club
70-66-65-69 ' 270 (-18)
In his first Open Championship at St. Andrews as a professional, Tiger dismantled the field by a record 8 shots. In doing so he completed the career grand slam at age 24, two years younger than Jack Nicklaus was when he did it. Tigers record-setting performance included shot after shot hit with razor-like precision. Unfathomably, Tiger avoided all 112 bunkers every day of the championship. His 19-under-par score set a new record for low aggregate score at the Open Championship.
No. 2 ' 1997 Masters
Augusta National Golf Club
70-66-65-69 ' 270 (-18)
In what CBSs Jim Nantz dubbed, A win for the ages, Tiger laid the smack down on Augusta National and all those who competed in the 1997 Masters. His 18-under-par total broke Jack Nicklaus 32-year-old scoring record, and his 12-shot margin of victory was the largest in tournament history. Tiger also became the youngest Masters champion ever, at the age of 21 years, 104 days.
On a spring Sunday in Augusta, Ga., the legend of Tiger Woods was born.
No. 1 ' 2000 U.S. Open
Pebble Beach Golf Links
Pebble Beach, Calif.
65-69-71-67 ' 272 (-12)
The 100th U.S. Open at Pebble Beach was the stage for the most dominant performance in the history of golf. Tiger dissected one of the toughest U.S. Open venues ever to the tune of 12 under par, shattering the previous record by four shots. His 15-shot victory was the largest in any major in the history of golf. In all, nine records were either broken or tied.