Today in Sports History: April 14

In 2002 Tiger Woods became the third golfer to win back-to-back Masters Tournaments. He won the 66th Masters Tournament at the Augusta National Golf Course by 3 strokes in front of South African golfer, Retief Goosen.

Woods turned professional in 1996 and since then has had 82 PGA Tour victories, 12 International victories, and 14 additional victories. He has won 15 majors thus far including five Masters Tournaments, four PGA Championships, three U.S. Open Championships, and three British Open Championships. In 2001, he was the only golfer to win all four major championships at the same time. 

His playoff record for the PGA Tour is 11 wins and one loss. He has also been a 9-time team member of the Presidents Cup and was the 2019 Presidents Cup Captain. He has also been a 8-time member of the Ryder Cup and 3-time team member of the U.S. World Cup Team.

In 1996, Woods was awarded the Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year, and the PGA Tour Rookie of the Year. He was also awarded the Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year in 1999, 2000, and 2006, and again the Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year in 2000. 

In 2019, he received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from former President Donal Trump honoring him with the highest honor a civilian may have in the United States. 

Recently in 2022, Woods was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame as a part of the Class of 2022 for his incredible career and outstanding accomplishments. 

Woods played in the 2022 Masters tournament last weekend.

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