Tiger Woods ended his 11 year Major Championship drought and made history as he won a fifth Green Jacket at the Masters Tournament.
We could be entering a second era of Woods after he dominated the game for much of the last 20 years before a series of injuries, and here are some of the numbers behind a truly remarkable career so far.
41– the victory is Woods’ 41st on the European Tour.
4– number of back operations since March 2014.
1,199– Woods’ position in the Official World Golf Ranking in November 2017. Victory at Augusta National Golf Club means he will move up to sixth.
14– years between Woods’ fourth and fifth victories in the Masters, a record gap for the Masters surpassing the 13 years of Gary Player between 1961 and 74.
15– career Major wins, second only to Jack Nicklaus’ 18.
683– weeks he has spent at World Number One during his career, a record.
281– consecutive weeks spent as the world’s best golfer, which is also a record.
1997– the year of his first Major triumph, at the Masters. He broke 20 Masters records that year,
5– Woods is one of five players to have won all four Major titles.
48– His score for nine holes at the age of three on the Navy golf course in Los Alamitos.
1– Woods is the only player to hold all four Major titles at the same time, winning the U.S. Open, Open Championship and US PGA Championship in 2000 and the 2001 Masters.
2- Woods and Nicklaus are the only players to have won the Masters in three different decades.