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Our super-handy guide to Tiger Woods' 82 PGA Tour titles

August 25, 2021

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There are a plethora of incredible stats that tell the story of Tiger Woods’ legendary pro career, which turns 25(!) years old this month. But we’ll focus on one that has been closely tracked throughout: his 82 PGA Tour wins. That being said, have you ever actually counted to 82? That’s a lot of counting! So to help make this total easier to keep track of, we decided to break up Woods’ wins into different tiers to rank them by importance.

Whether Woods should be credited with more than 82 victories—which puts him in a tie for the all-time record with Sam Snead—remains a debate. But we’ll focus on the ones that count for now, because again, it’s a lot to keep track of. Hopefully, this handy list helps:

The “Wins You’ll Be Telling Your Grandchildren About” Tier

J.D. Cuban

2019 Masters (“THE RETURN TO GLORY!”)

The “Wins You’re Already Telling Your Grandchildren About” Tier

Stephen Munday

1997 Masters (He won by 12 shots. LOL.)

2000 U.S. Open (He won by 15 shots. More LOL.)

The “He Won A Major On A Broken Leg!” Tier

2008 U.S. Open (No, really, he did.)

The “IN YOUR LIFE! HAVE YOU SEEN ANYTHING LIKE THAT?” Tier

Augusta National

2005 Masters (Poor Chris DiMarco.)

The “He Won A Three-Hole Playoff To Win A Major” Tier

John Biever

2000 PGA Championship (Poor Bob May.)

The “He Completed The Tiger Slam” Tier

2001 Masters (He won FOUR majors in a row! LOL.)

The “He Completed The Career Grand Slam” Tier

2000 Open Championship (Note: He was only 24.) (Also note: He won by eight shots. Again, LOL.)

The “Other Major Wins That Would Be The Highlight Of Anyone Not Named Tiger Woods' Career ” Tier

1999 PGA Championship, 2002 Masters, 2002 U.S. Open, 2005 Open Championship, 2006 PGA Championship, 2007 PGA Championship

The “Break Out Some Tissues” Tier

Ross Kinnaird

2006 Open Championship (Woods' first major win following his dad's death.)

The “Break Out Some Tissues” Tier (Non-majors division)

Tim Bradbury

2018 Tour Championship (Woods' first win following his back fusion.)

The “Better Than Most!” Tier

2001 Players Championship (Iconic putt, iconic call.)

The “He Closed Out A Tournament With A Highlight-Reel Shot In The Dark” Tier

2000 WGC-NEC Invitational (See? It really was dark.)

The “He Won In A Seven-Hole Playoff” Tier

2001 WGC-NEC Invitational (Poor Jim Furyk.)

The “Nobody Was Better At Match Play WGC Wins” Tier

2003 WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship, 2004 WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship, 2008 WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship

The “Other WGC Wins That Would Be The Highlight Of Basically Anyone Not Named Tiger Woods' Career” Tier

1999 WGC-NEC Invitational, 1999 WGC-American Express Championship, 2002 WGC-American Express Championship, 2003 WGC-American Express Championship, 2005 WGC-NEC Invitational, 2005 WGC-American Express Championship, 2006 WGC-Bridgestone Championship, 2006 WGC-American Express Championship, 2007 WGC-CA Championship, 2007 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, 2009 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, 2013 WGC-Cadillac Championship, 2013 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational

The “He Came From Seven Shots Back With Seven Holes To Play At Pebble Beach” Tier

2000 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am (Poor Matt Gogel.)

The “He Lost His Mind And Threw His Hat At The Ground In Celebration” Tier

Andy Lyons

2008 Arnold Palmer Invitational (Poor Bart Bryant.)

The “Other Walk-Off Birdie Putts” Tier

2000 Tournament of Champions, 2001 Arnold Palmer Invitational, 2009 Arnold Palmer Invitational

The “He Made Jack Nicklaus’ Jaw Drop” Tier

Andy Lyons

2012 Memorial (Jack said he's "never seen a better shot" than Tiger's final-round flop and who are we to argue with an 18-time major champ?)

The “He Hit An Absurdly Daring 6-iron Out Of A Fairway Bunker On The 72nd Hole To Wrap Up A Win” Tier

2000 RBC Canadian Open (Poor Grant Waite.)

The "He Did A Badass Club Twirl On The 72nd Hole" Tier

Chris Condon

2013 Players Championship (Told you it was badass.)

The “For Some Reason They Decided To Have A Sudden-Death Playoff Between The 54-hole Co-Leaders And He Nearly Made A Hole-In-One To Win” Tier

1997 Mercedes Championships (Poor Tom Lehman.)

The “He Won Despite Throwing Up During The Final Round Due To Food Poisoning” Tier

2003 Bay Hill Invitational (We decided not to show any visuals of this. You're welcome.)

The “Welcome To The Pros, Here Are Some Vegas Showgirls To Hand You Your First Winner’s Check” Tier

ASSOCIATED PRESS

1996 Las Vegas Invitational (See? That really happened.)

The “Oh, Yeah, He Obviously Won The First FedEx Cup” Tier

2007 Tour Championship (Considering he won by eight, he should have gotten a bonus on top of the $10 million bonus.)

The "He Won When Someone Else Was DQ'd For Using An Illegal Putter Grip" Tier

1996 Walt Disney World/Oldsmobile Classic (Poor Taylor Smith.)

The “Other Important Wins But We Don’t Have All Day Here” Tier

1999 Tour Championship, 1999 Memorial Tournament, 2000 Memorial Tournament, 2001 Memorial Tournament, 2009 Memorial Tournament, 2000 Bay Hill Invitational, 2001 Bay Hill Invitational, 2002 Bay Hill Invitational, 2012 Arnold Palmer Invitational, 2013 Arnold Palmer Invitational, 2005 Ford Championship at Doral, 2006 Ford Championship at Doral, 2007 BMW Championship, 2009 BMW Championship

The “Other Wins We Can’t Remember Anything About Because 82 Wins Is A LOT Of Freaking Wins” Tier

1997 GTE Byron Nelson Golf Classic, 1997 Motorola Western Open, 1998 BellSouth Classic, 1999 Buick Invitational, 1999 Motorola Western Open, 1999 National Car Rental Golf Classic, 2002 Buick Open, 2003 Buick Invitational, 2003 Western Open, 2005 Buick Invitational, 2006 Buick Invitational, 2006 Buick Open, 2006 Deutsche Bank Championship, 2007 Buick Invitational, 2007 Wachovia Championship, 2008 Buick Invitational, 2009 AT&T National, 2009 Buick Open, 2013 Farmers Insurance Open

The (Gulp) “We Hope This Wasn’t His Last Win” Tier

2019 Zozo Championship