Tiger Woods' USGA Championship Wins

The United States Golf Association (USGA) stages the biggest golf tournaments in the United States for amateurs and professionals. How many of those USGA championships has Tiger Woods won?

Woods has nine overall victories in USGA championships: three in the U.S. Junior Amateur, three in the U.S. Amateur, and three in the U.S. Open. That total (9) ties Woods with Bobby Jones for the most wins by any golfer in USGA championships. Woods won six USGA tournament titles as an amateur and three as a professional. At one point, he won USGA tournaments in six consecutive years.

The List: USGA Championships Won By Tiger Woods

  • 1991 U.S. Junior Amateur: Woods was the medalist in stroke-play qualifying. In the championship match, he defeated Brad Zwetschke on the first extra hole.
  • 1992 U.S. Junior Amateur: Woods was the stroke-play qualifying medalist again. In the championship match, he won over Mark Wilson, 1-up.
  • 1993 U.S. Junior Amateur: Woods defeated Ryan Armour on the first extra hole to make it three consecutive U.S. Junior Am titles.
  • 1994 U.S. Amateur: In the 36-hole championship match, Tiger bested Trip Kuehne by a 2-up score.
  • 1995 U.S. Amateur: Another 2-up win in the final for Woods, this time over Buddy Marucci.
  • 1996 U.S. Amateur: Woods was the medalist in stroke-play qualifying. In the championship match, he defeated Steve Scott on the second extra hole.
  • 2000 U.S. Open: Won with a record-low score of 272 and by a record-high margin of 15 strokes over runners-up Ernie Els and Miguel Angel Jimenez.
  • 2002 U.S. Open: Won by three strokes over runner-up Phil Mickelson, 277 to 280.
  • 2008 U.S. Open: Won on the first extra hole of a scheduled 18-hole playoff against Rocco Mediate; they were tied at 283 at the end of regulation.
At the time of Woods' first USGA championship, at the 1991 Junior Am, he was 15 years, 6 months and 28 days old. That was a record (since broken) for youngest winner not just of that championship, but of any USGA men's championship.

Woods is the only golfer to win the Junior Am three times and the only one to reach the championship match three times.

When Woods won his first U.S. Amateur in 1994, he was 18 years, 7 months, 29 days old. That was the tournament record (since broken) for youngest winner. Woods' three wins is not the tournament record, but he is the only golfer to win the U.S. Amateur three consecutive years.

Woods is also the only golfer so far who has one both the U.S. Junior Amateur and the U.S. Amateur; and the only golfer so far who has won both those championships plus the U.S. Open.

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