‘Tiger’ review: HBO’s two-part documentary puts Tiger Woods’ life and career back under the microscope
Tiger Woods clinched his 5th Masters and 15th significant title with success at Augusta in April.
The previous world No. 1 had actually not won the Masters because 2005, and it was his very first significant win because 2008.
A month after winning the Masters, Woods got the country’s greatest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Flexibility, from President Donald Trump.
Woods won the season-ending Trip Champion in September 2018. It was his very first title in 5 years following a succession of back injuries.
Indications that Woods was back to his finest were apparent at August’s PGA Champion, where he ended up runner-up to Brooks Koepka. It followed a remarkable proving at July’s British Open, where he quickly topped the leaderboard.
Woods made a remarkable go back to competitive golf in 2018 after several back surgical treatments recently. He played his very first Masters in 3 years in April 2018.
The four-time champ had back blend surgical treatment — his 4th treatment — in April 2017 and went back to the video game pain-free in December. He ended up connected 32nd at Augusta.
Woods was promoted as one of the favorites after impressing in his early-season occasions. He likewise set tongues wagging by playing a practice round with old competing Phil Mickelson, right.
Woods finished tied second at the Valspar Championship in March 2018 and followed it up with a tie for fifth at the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill. The hype needle moved into overdrive.
Woods set out on his legendary path by becoming the youngest winner of the Masters — at 21 — with a record 12-shot win in 1997.
One of his most remarkable feats was winning his first US Open by an unprecedented 15 shots at Pebble Beach, California, in 2000, sparking a streak never seen before or since.
Woods’ victory in the 2001 Masters meant he held all four of golf’s major titles at the same time, dubbed the “Tiger Slam.”
Woods’ win rate, his dedication to fitness training and his desire to succeed were changing golf. Prize money rocketed because of Woods. Off the course, he married girlfriend Elin Nordegren in 2004.
Woods showed rare emotion when he broke down in tears on the shoulder of caddie Steve Williams following his win in the 2006 British Open at Hoylake, months after his father and mentor Earl passed away.
Despite being visibly hampered and in pain from a knee injury, Woods won the US Open in breathtaking fashion at Torrey Pines, California, in 2008. It was his 14th major title to leave him only four behind the record of Jack Nicklaus. He was later diagnosed with knee ligament damage and two fractures of his left tibia. He missed the rest of the season after surgery. It is still his last major title.
In December 2009, Woods crashed his car into a fire hydrant outside his home. As the big picture emerged it was discovered Woods had been conducting a series of extra martial affairs. He took three months away from the game to sort out his private life.
In February 2010 Woods addressed the world’s media to explain and apologise for his actions. His infidelity led to divorce and was the beginning of a downhill slide in Woods’ playing career. By October he lost the world No. 1 ranking, a position he had held for 281 consecutive weeks
Woods was back in the winner’s circle in 2013, lifting five titles, including the Arnold Palmer Invitational, to get back to the top of the rankings.
Later in 2013 there were signs all was not well as Woods was seen to be in pain as he picked the ball out of the hole at the Barclays tournament in August. He missed the Masters the following April for the first time since 1994 to undergo back surgery.
Woods pulled out of the Farmers Insurance Open in February 2015, and struggled with injury and form for the rest of the season.
Woods cut a dejected figure at that year’s US Open as he struggled with his game and carded rounds of 80 and 76 to miss the cut.
In August 2015 Woods made his last appearance for 15 months to undergo follow-up back surgeries. At one stage during his rehabilitation, Woods spoke of there being “no light at the end of the tunnel” — and with one eye on his fading career, he suggested “everything beyond this will be gravy.”
Woods made a much-anticipated return to golf in December 2016, showing signs of promise with the highest number of birdies in the field — 24 — but he likewise made a number of costly errors to finish third from last in the 18-man event.
He missed the cut in his very first event of 2017 in the United States and pulled out after the first round of the Dubai Desert Classic in February, citing back spasms. He underwent a fourth back prodecure in April.
In August Woods entered a first-offender program and pleaded guilty to reckless driving on October 28. He will avoid jail unless he commits significant violations of his probation.
Woods returned to golf after 301 days at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas on November 30 2017. He carded a three-under first-round 69 and appeared discomfort-free and hungry to resume his profession.
Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.