How many times has Tiger Woods won the Masters and when did he last win the green jacket?
Fans are looking forward to the comeback of Tiger Woods in the Masters Tournament, and the golfing great may just add another trophy to his collection.
Sports fans can’t wait to watch the much-anticipated comeback of Tiger Woods at the Masters Tournament which tees off on Thursday, April 7.
Tiger Woods: Two dozen years of Augusta
This tournament is the first major golf championship event of the year, and is held annually at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia. This will the 24th time for Woods to join this contest.
It will be his first PGA Tour competition since he was involved in a car accident in February last year which left him with severe leg injuries. As he is still recovering from his many surgeries, there is not much pressure on him to win.
But if the 46-year-old manages to pull off one of the biggest comebacks in sports history by winning the Masters only 14 months after a life-threatening crash, he would be claiming his sixth career green jacket.
Tiger Woods’ Masters history
The only time Woods failed to make the cut at the Masters was in 1996, when he was still an amateur. The year after that he came back with a vengeance and won his first title in Augusta at age 21. He set a record in the competition by ending the game with a 12-stroke advantage- still the biggest margin of victory in the history of Augusta.
Woods won the tournament again in 2001, then repeated the feat the following year to grab back-to-back victories in 2002.
He became only the third golfer to clinch consecutive Masters trophies after Jack Nicklaus, who won in 1965 and 1966; and Nick Faldo, who was champion in 1989 and 1990.
In 2005, Woods won his fourth Masters Tournament. Then it took him more than ten years to get his fifth green jacket, winning at Augusta in 2019 at age 43.