How many times has Tiger Woods won the Masters? Golfer’s net worth, career earnings and titles history

Tiger Woods has made a return to the Masters and even despite not competing for the green jacket in 2022, fans are still massively interested in the US star’s golfing history.

Just over a year after being involved in a life-threatening car crash, one of golf’s true greats returned to the course on Wednesday to jubilant scenes.

Showing few signs of nerves, Tiger Woods parred his first five holes before landing a first birdie on the sixth.

He ended his round one under-par but in the end a lack of playing caught up to him. Whilst he made the cut, the former number one isn’t in the mix as the final round continues.

But here at NationalWorld we have taken a look back on his professional career for all of those fans out there interested when it comes to his Masters wins and his life off the course.

How many titles has Tiger claimed during his professional career?

Tiger is one of the most successful golfers of all-time and has 82 PGA Tour titles to his name.

That places him alongside the legendary Sam Sneath, who won the same number of titles during a career spanning six decades.

Tiger’s first PGA Tour win came at the Las Vegas International in October 1996 as he came through a play-off against Davis Love III.

His last tournament win came in October 2019 when he finished three shots clear of Hideki Matsuyama to claim the Zozo Championship in Japan.

When did he win his first major championship?

Woods memorably won his first major just seven months after turning professional when he realised his undoubted promise to claim the US Masters in April 1997.

Rather than edging to a narrow win, Wood romped home to secure the green jacket by a remarkable 12 shots, leaving the likes of Tom Kite, Tom Watson and Fred Couples trailing in his wake.

Who many times has Tiger Woods won the Masters?

Woods shocked the world when he made a stunning comeback to win the 2019 Masters by just one shot.

With in-form trio Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka and Xander Schauffele all leading the chasing pack, Woods birdied the 16th hole and parred the 17th to ensure he could afford to bogey the final hole to secure a remarkable win.

He did exactly that and racked up the 15th major win of his career - a total that includes five Masters, four PGA Championships, three US Opens and three Open Championships.

Only Jack Nicklaus has achieved more with the icon winning 18 major titles during a glittering career.

What is Tiger Woods’ total prize money during his career?

Since turning professional in 1996, Tiger has amassed a mighty £92.7million in prize money.

That amount has been racked up with 199 top-ten finishes during his career.

What is Tiger Woods’ net worth?

Sponsors swarmed around Tiger as he made his name as one of golf’s greatest players of all time.

The likes of Nike, EA Sports and Gillette all used Woods to promote their products over the last 25 years.

That makes his net worth come in at around £608million, leaving him as the second highest-earning athlete in history.

His career earnings of £1.5billion are only surpassed by the £1.99billion amassed by NBA legend Michael Jordan.

Is Tiger his real name?

No, his real name is Eldrick Tont Woods.

His Tiger nickname was given to him by his father, Earl Woods.

Wood senior served in the US Army in Vietnam, and that’s where he told people he met one of his best friends, a Vietnamese soldier named Colonel Vuong Dang Phong.

Phong’s nickname was Tiger, and Earl paid tribute to him by calling his son by the same name.

Is Woods married?

No, not at present.

Woods got engaged to Swedish model Elin Nordgren in 2003 and the couple got married just over a year later.

They have two children together - a daughter named Sam who was born in 2007 and son Charlie, who arrived in 2009.

Woods and Nordgren divorced in 2010 after claims of infidelity came to light.

At the time, Woods said: “I was unfaithful, I had affairs and I cheated. What I did was unacceptable.

“I hurt my wife, my kids, my mother, my wife’s family, my friends, my foundation and kids all around the world who admired me.”