The Tiger Timeline

A look back at the noteworthy events that have transpired during Tiger Woods' attempt to recover from his personal scandal

Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods will first and foremost be defined by his wins (14 major titles and counting), but the scandal that broke out around him in November 2009 will forever be an important part of his tale as well. The controversy changed the public's perception of the world's most famous athlete and it also altered the course of sports history. Woods was on the fast track to breaking golf's grandest record -- Jack Nicklaus' 18 majors -- until his world came crashing down. When he emerged, a bruised psyche along with injuries and other distractions all combined to have him seemingly lose his winning touch. But after two years of insisting he's close to returning to top form, Woods has finally started backing his claims up. A win at the 18-man Chevron Challenge, an unofficial event, answered some questions, but it was his impressive victory at Bay Hill that confirmed he's not ready to step to the side just yet. What his final major tally ends up being remains to be seen, but it's safe to say that after the rockiest stretch of his illustrious career, Woods will still be a major factor for the foreseeable future.

Rachel Uchitel and Tiger Woods

Late November-Early December, 2009

Woods' accident coincides with new revelations about his infidelity. As the days go on, more and more women come forward to say they, too, had relationships with Woods and the scandal becomes a worldwide sensation. Already known for breaking records, Woods picks up a dubious one when his story graces the cover of the New York Post (left) for 20 consecutive days, eclipsing the old mark established following the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
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