• Peter Burtnett

Tiger Woods goes for history at Harding Park


Tiger Woods laughs during a Tuesday practice round ahead of this week's PGA Championship.

Photo courtesy of Tom Pennington, Golf Digest.

Peter Burtnett

Co-founder, ISM

With an incredible 82 wins on the PGA Tour, Tiger Woods has a chance to take his place alone at the top if he can win the PGA Championship at Harding Park this weekend.

Currently tied with Sam Snead at the top of the list for most PGA Tour wins of all-time, Tiger also has a chance to pull within two of Jack Nicklaus' 18 Major wins.

Through his career, which has spanned over nearly 25 years of consistent success, Tiger has been the most influential golfer of his generation. Through all the ups-and-downs of his career, Tiger can add to his decorated journey and stand alone as the most successful PGA Tour golfer of all time.

Beginning with his playoff win at the Las Vegas Invitational in Oct. 1996, through his Masters win in April 1997, and all the PGA Tour wins that followed, Tiger has helped revitalize the game of golf and bring a younger, more diverse fanbase to one of the oldest games.

Tiger has won a major in three separate decades, and can become the first golfer to win a major in four different decades if he can win at Harding Park.

But perhaps the most impressive part of his career is his ability to come back from injuries and off-the-course issues. After winning the BMW Championship in Sept. 2009, Tiger went two-and-a-half years without a PGA Tour win, dealing with marital issues and repercussions of a knee surgery a year earlier.

After stringing together nine PGA Tour wins over the next two years, Tiger then dealt with a five-year period of off-and-on injuries, particularly to his back. It wasn't until the Tour Championship in Sept. 2018 that he finally won another tournament, but in April 2019, his comeback story was wrapped up perfectly with an inspiring win at the 2019 Masters.

Now, as Tiger goes for history and a lead alone at the top with 83 PGA Tour wins, the eyes of the golf world will be focused on Harding Park in San Francisco, California.

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