"You can have so many different weather conditions. That's just one of the unique things about The Open and why it's my favourite major championship." Tiger woods
From a very young age Tiger Woods played to win. A burning desire to be the best and beat the game of golf drove him to become one of the most successful golfers of all time. Tiger would go on to lift the Claret Jug 3 times.
Ended 11 years without a Major when he won his fifth Masters green jacket in April to move only three behind Jack Nicklaus’s record of 18.
Is the only man in golf history to hold all four Majors at the same time. In 2000 Woods won the US Open by 15, The Open by eight with a record 19 under par at St Andrews, added the PGA Championship and completed his clean sweep at the following year's Masters. His 2008 US Open victory was followed by years of injury woe and personal strife. After four back operations and a slump down the world rankings to 1,199th he led with eightholes to go at Carnoustie last year.
Although he slipped to joint sixth it was his best showing in any Major since 2013 and two months later his 80th PGA Tour title – second only to Sam Snead – came at the Tour Championship, followed a week later by his first Ryder Cup since 2012. His first Major, the 1997 Masters, was achieved by a record 12 shots when he was only 21, while he has twice won The Open at St Andrews and once at Hoylake as well as 18 World Golf Championships.