Tiger Woods' PGA Tour Finishes As An Amateur

Tiger Woods appeared in multiple PGA Tour tournaments before he turned pro, beginning when he was 16 years old. How did he do in those tournaments? Below, we list them — all the PGA Tour events Woods played as an amateur, including his scores and where he finished.

In all, Woods appeared in 14 PGA Tour tournaments as an amateur, over the course of five years, from age 16 through age 20. During that time, Woods was absolutely dominant at the amateur level, completing a run of three consecutive wins in the U.S. Boys' Junior, followed by three successive wins in the U.S. Amateur Championship. But his record in those 14 PGA Tour events might be just a bit less impressive than you would guess.

A few firsts for Woods in PGA Tour tournaments:

  • Tiger's first appearance on the PGA Tour was in the 1992 Los Angeles Open.
  • The first major he played was the 1995 Masters.
  • The first time he made the cut on the PGA Tour was in the 1995 Western Open.
  • His first round in the 60s on tour was a 69 in the fourth round of the 1995 Western Open.
  • The first major in which he made the cut was the 1995 British Open.
  • And the first tournament in which he finished under par (in fact, the only PGA Tour event in which he finished under par while an amateur) was the 1996 British Open.
Woods' best round as an amateur in a PGA Tour event was a 66 in the second round of that 1996 British Open. A couple months after that, Woods made his debut as a pro golfer in the 1996 Greater Milwaukee Open.

The List: Woods' PGA Tour Record Before Turning Pro

1992 (16 years old)

  • Nissan Los Angeles Open, 72-75—147 (+5) missed cut

1993 (17 years old)

  • Nissan Los Angeles Open, 74-78—152 (+10), missed cut
  • Honda Classic, 72-78—150 (+6), missed cut
  • GTE Byron Nelson Golf Classic, 77-72—149 (+9), missed cut

1994 (18 years old)

  • Nestle Invitational, 80-77—157 (+13), missed cut
  • Buick Classic, 75-70—145 (+3), missed cut
  • Motorola Western Open, 74-75—149 (+5), missed cut

1995 (19 years old)

  • Masters Tournament, 74-75—149 (+5), missed cut
  • U.S. Open, 74-85—159 (+19), withdrew
  • Motorola Western Open, 74-71-77-69—291 (+3), tied 57th
  • British Open, 74-71-72-78—295 (+7), tied 68th

1996 (20 years old)

  • Masters Tournament, 75-75—150 (+6), missed cut
  • U.S. Open, 76-69-77-72—294 (+14), tied 82nd
  • British Open, 75-66-70-70—281 (-3), tied 22nd

Popular posts from this blog

The Vijay Singh Cheating Incident Explained