Tiger Woods

Born: Dec. 30, 1975

youngest (18) and first minority to win U.S. Amateur in 1994, won it again in '95 and '96; in first full year on the PGA tour, he won 6 of 25 events and broke the single season money record; won 1997 Masters by a record 18 under par and 13 stroke margin of victory; won second major at 1999 PGA Championship; in 2000 won the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach by a record 15 strokes, the British Open by 8 strokes and the PGA Championship in a playoff; one of only five players to win all four Grand Slam titles (others are Hogan, Nicklaus, Player and Sarazen); held all four Major titles simultaneously after his win at 2001 Masters; won 2 more majors in 2002 (Masters and U.S. Open); the all-time career money leader on the PGA Tour. 2004 was a rocky year for Tiger, as he lost his number one ranking to Vijay Singh and failed to win a single stroke-play tourney. Reclaimed number one title in March 2005.