Tiger Woods turned 40 on Dec. 30, meaning he’s now old enough to be eligible for the Hall of Fame. With his 14 majors and 79 PGA Tour titles, Woods will undoubtedly be included in the World Golf Hall of Fame’s next class, to be inducted in 2017.
What’s particularly crazy, though, is that if you isolated Wood’s wins to the individual states that they happened in, he’d still be eligible for the Hall in four different states.
In 2014, the criteria for admission to the Hall of Fame was updated. Male players now need 15 wins in International Federation of PGA Tour (increased from 10), or two victories at a major championship or the PLAYERS. We’ll look a little closer at how Woods performed in those states.
California. 1997 Mercedes Championship, 1999 Buick Invitational, 2000 Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, 2000 U.S. Open, 2003 Buick Invitational, 2003 WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship, 2004 WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship, 2005 Buick Invitational, 2005 WGC-American Express Championship, 2006 Buick Invitational, 2007 Buick Invitational, 2008 Buick Invitational, 2008 U.S. Open, 2013 Farmers Insurance Open.
That’s 14 wins in total, two of which were in major championships. As a comparison, Mark O’Meara made the 2015 class with 16 wins and two majors in his career.
Georgia. 1997 Masters, 1998 BellSouth Classic, 2001 Masters, 2002 Masters, 2003 WGC-American Express Championship, 2005 Masters, 2007 Tour Championship.
Although Woods has only won seven competitions in Georgia, he’s won more than enough majors to make up for it. His four wins at Augusta match what the likes of Bill Casper, Vijay Singh and Nick Price achieved in their careers.
Continue to the next page for Tiger’s many wins in Florida and Illinois