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Tiger Woods has spent the last ten years astounding the golf world, both as an amateur and a professional. He has brought mainstream attention to a previously marginalized sport. The general masses love a hero---a prodigy---a star, and that's just what they've gotten in Woods. He's either been the youngest, the first, or the all-time record holder for countless championships and stats. Here's a breakdown of his accomplishments.

HE WAS THE YOUNGEST

1. He was the youngest to win the Insurance Youth Golf Classic in 1990

2. He was the youngest winner of the U. S. Junior Amateur championship in 1991 at age 15.

3. He was the youngest winner of the U.S. Amateur in 1994.

4. He became the youngest winner of the Masters Tournament on April 13, 1997.

5. In 1997 he became the youngest-ever No. 1 golfer at age 21.


HE WAS THE FIRST

1. He was the first to win the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship twice in 1991.

2. He was the first to win three consecutive U.S. Amateur Championship victories in 1996.

3. He was the first golfer of African American or Asian American descent to win the Masters Tournament on April 13, 1997.

4. He was the first golfer in more that 20 years to win eight PGA tournaments in one year in 1999.

5. He was the first to finish the U.S. Open at 12 under par in June 2000.


RECORDS BROKEN
1. He is the only player to have won the U.S. Junior Amateur and the U.S. Amateur titles.

2. He broke the record for most victories at the youngest age for a career start by winning 21 professional victories at age 23.

3. He achieved the No. 1 position on the Official World Golf Ranking quicker than anyone had previously.

4. He broke the record for lowest score at the Masters Tournament in 1997 with 270, and with his 12 stroke margin he broke the record for largest margin in a major championship in the 20th century.

5. In 1999 Woods earned more than $6 million in prize money, the most ever won in a single season.

6. He broke the record for points received in a single season in 1999 with 750 points.

7. His 15-stroke victory at the U.S. Open in June 2000 was the largest winning margin at a major championship.

8. He has the record for highest points average in the history of the Official World Golf Ranking.