Today in Sports History: June 3

In 2012, professional golfer, Tiger Woods, won his 73rd PGA Tour victory with a 2 stroke win against professional golfers Andrés Romero and Rory Sabbatini at the Muirfield Village Golf Course. 

Woods turned professional in 1996 and has won 15 majors and played 106 courses worldwide. Woods currently holds 82 PGA Tour wins while holding the record for most wins in history with Sam Snead. 

Woods won five Masters Tournaments, four PGA Championships, three U.S. Open Championships, and three British Open Championships. In 2001, he became the first golfer to compete and win in all four professional major championships at once. Woods also has 20 holes-in-one within his overall career. Three of them were on the PGA Tour in 1996 at the Greater Milwaukee Open, in 1997 at the Phoenix Open, and in 1998 at Sprint International. 

In 2006-07, Woods held seven wins consecutively within the PGA Tour, and in 2000, he won nine PGA Tour in one year. 

In 2019, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama for his incredible and outstanding accomplishments and career. 

Woods competed in this year’s PGA tournament for the first time since his car accident, but pulled out prior to the final round of the championship after playing at his worst game yet. 

This past year, he was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame for his outstanding performances thus far in his professional career.

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