Tiger Woods

August 20, 2000: Tiger Woods wins the PGA Championship in a playoff with Bob May, giving him his third major of the year, a feat last accomplished in 1957 by Ben Hogan, and hasn't been done since.

Woods started his professional career in 1996 after two years at Stanford. An instant sensation, Tiger was named Sports Illustrated's 1996 Sportsman of the Year, and signed record-breaking endorsement deals with both Nike and Titleist.

The following year, Tiger won the Masters by a record margin of 12 strokes. At 21 he was also youngest player to win the tournament and also became first non-white player to win. The feat is remembered as not only one of the most iconic moments in golf history, but also in sports history as a whole.

In 2000, Tiger won the U.S. Open by 15 strokes, while breaking or tying nine tournament records.

Tiger went on to win both The Open Championship and the PGA Championship that year, making him the first player to win three majors in a single season since Hogan. Winning The Open that year also made him the youngest player to ever achieve a Career Grand Slam.

Woods dominated the golf scene until he had a career slump in 2003 and 2004, winning no majors those years after accruing eight to that point. However, Woods came back big in 2005, winning two majors that year.

After that, Woods was back to his old self, winning four more majors. Most notably, Woods won the 2008 U.S. Open where he famously played on one leg after having knee earlier that year, and missing the rest of the year for further knee surgery.

Woods returned in 2009, and despite playing well, was unable to win a major that year. At the end of 2009, Woods' now-infamous cheating scandal came to light, and he decided to take a break from golf.

Since his return in 2010, Woods has never truly looked the same as he once did, and has been unable to win another major yet.

In the 2015 PGA Championship, Woods missed the cut for the third time this year, something he has never done before.

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