Today in Sports History: August 27

In 1995, Tiger Woods won the 95th US Golf Amateur Championship. The win marked Woods’ second consecutive year claiming the title. Woods is the first and only player to ever win three consecutive Amateur titles (1995-97). Woods turned pro on August 27, 1996, at the age of 20. Within his first calendar year on tour, Woods racked up six PGA Tour victories including the 1997 Masters Tournament. At the time, Woods was the youngest Masters champion in tournament history. At age 24, Woods became the youngest golfer to achieve the career grand slam which includes the Masters Tournament, PGA Championship, U.S. Open, and the Open Championship. Only five golfers have achieved this feat and Woods is the only player to have won all four consecutively, dubbed the Tiger Slam. In his career, Woods has won 82 PGA Tour events which ties him for most all-time. On top of that, Woods is a 15x major championships winner. Woods is currently recovering from a car accident that occurred in 2021 and his last win came at the Zozo Championship in 2019.

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