Feb 23, 2021
Tiger Woods' career: Timeline of memorable moments leading to golf legend's car accident
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A timeline of memorable events in Woods' career:
August 1996 - Wins third straight U.
October 1996 - Wins the Las Vegas Invitational for his first PGA Tour victory in his fifth professional tournament.
April 1997 - Wins the Masters at age 21 with a record score (270) and a record margin of victory (12 shots) to become its youngest champion.
June 2000 - Wins the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach by 15 shots, the largest margin in major championship history.
April 2001 - Completes the "Tiger Slam," winning the Masters to become the only player to hold all four professional majors at the same time.
October 2004 - Marries Elin Nordegren.
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The area where Tiger Woods was involved in a car crash Tuesday morning has "treacherous terrain," according to Jorge Sedano of ESPN Los Angeles.
June 2007 - Nordegren gives birth to their first child, daughter Samantha, a day after Woods finishes runner-up in the U.S. Open.
June 2008 - Wins the U.S. Open in a playoff at Torrey Pines for his 14th major, four short of the record held by Jack Nicklaus. A week later, he has reconstructive surgery on his left knee to repair a torn ACL and two stress fractures in his left tibia. He is out for eight months.
February 2009 - Wife gives birth to their son, Charlie.
August 2009 - Loses a two-shot lead in the final round of the PGA Championship to Y.E. Yang, the first time Woods has lost a 54-hole lead in a major.
November 2009 - Crashes his SUV into a tree and a fire hydrant outside his Windemere, Florida home. Within a few weeks, his personal life unravels with reports of multiple extramarital affairs and he loses major sponsorship endorsements. He spends 45 days in a clinic and does not return to golf until the 2010 Masters.
August 2010 - His divorce is finalized.
March 2012 - Wins the Arnold Palmer Invitational for his first PGA Tour victory since the scandal in his personal life.
April 2014 - Has back surgery a week before the Masters and misses Augusta National for the first time.
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August 2014 - Misses the cut in the PGA Championship and says he will take the rest of the year off, including the Ryder Cup, to get healthy.
February 2015 - Looking like an amateur with his short game, shoots 82 in the Phoenix Open to miss the cut. A week later at Torrey Pines, withdraws after 11 holes. Announces he is taking time off to work on his game, saying that "my play, and scores, are not acceptable for tournament golf."
April 2015 - Returns at the Masters, his chipping issues gone, and ties for 17th.
June 2015 - Shoots an 85 in the third round of the Memorial, his highest score as a professional.
August 2015 - Misses the cut in his third straight major at the PGA Championship.
September 2015 - Has a second back surgery.
October 2015 - Has a third procedure on his back.
December 2015 - In a somber press conference at his Hero World Challenge, Woods says of his future, "So where is the light at the end of the tunnel? I don't know." He says he wants to play again and anything else he achieves will be "gravy."
January 2017 - Makes first PGA Tour start since 2015 and misses the cut at Torrey Pines.
April 2017 - Has a fourth back surgery, this one to fuse his lower back.
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May 2017 - Arrested and briefly jailed in Jupiter, Florida, on suspicion of DUI. Police find him asleep behind the wheel of his car in the early morning with the engine running. He attributes it to a bad combination of pain medication.
October 2017 - Woods pleads guilty to reckless driving and agrees to enter a diversion program. Prosecutors drop the DUI charge under the plea agreement.
December 2017 - Returns to competition at his Hero World Challenge, posts three rounds in the 60s and ties for ninth against an 18-man field, 10 shots behind.
July 2018 - Takes the lead in the final round of the British Open, only to make double bogey on the 12th hole and finish in a tie for sixth.
August 2018 - Closes with a 64, his lowest final round ever in a major, and is runner-up to Brooks Koepka in the PGA Championship.
September 2018 - Wins the Tour Championship for his 80th career victory on the PGA Tour, leaving him two shy of the record held by Sam Snead.
April 2019 - Wins the Masters for his fifth green jacket and 15th major title, his first in 11 years. He moves within three victories of Jack Nicklaus' record for major championships.
December 2020 - Has a fifth back surgery, a microdiscectomy.
Feb. 23, 2021 - Is in a single-car accident in suburban Los Angeles and is extricated from the rolled over vehicle, suffering leg injuries that require surgery.
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Arnold Palmer Invitational Fantasy Golf Power Rankings
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The PGA Tour pays its annual homage to one of modern golf’s forefathers with this week’s Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill Club & Lodge near Orlando, Florida. Below, we look at the fantasy golf power rankings and odds for the 2021 Arnold Palmer Invitational.© Provided by Golfweek Rory McIlroy
A field of 123 descends on Bay Hill this week. Viktor Hovland is the top player in the field at No. 4 in the Golfweek/Sagarin world rankings. Rory McIlroy (No. 9), Bryson DeChambeau (No. 11), Will Zalatoris (No. 12) and defending-champion Tyrrell Hatton (No. 13) are also among the week’s betting favorites.
Xander Schauffele, Dustin Johnson and Jon Rahm, ranked No. 1-3 in the Golfweek rankings, respectively, can be expected to return to competition for next week’s Players Championship.2021 Arnold Palmer Invitational: Fantasy Golf Top 30
Odds provided by BetMGM; access USA TODAY Sports’ betting odds for a full list. Odds last updated Tuesday at 7:25 a.m. ET.30. Shane Lowry (+12500)
The long-reigning Open Championship winner tied for 48th at last week’s WGC-Workday Championship in his 2021 PGA Tour debut. He missed the cut in each of his three appearances in this event dating back to 2015.29. Zach Johnson (+10000)
No one in the field has played more tournament rounds at Bay Hill than Johnson’s 66. He has averaged 1.38 strokes gained on the field per round.28. Henrik Stenson (+10000)
Only seven players in this field average more strokes gained per round than Stenson’s 2.00 over 44 career rounds here. This will be his first PGA Tour event since a T-23 finish at The RSM Classic in the fall swing.27. Kevin Na (+4000)
Tied for 11th last week at The Concession Golf Club with 1.42 SG: Around-the-Green per round. Doesn’t have a top-10 result in this event since 2015.26. Si Woo Kim (+10000)
Missed the cut here each of the last three years but comes into the 2021 event with a win already this season and an average of 0.26 SG: Off-the-Tee per round.25. Harris English (+4000)
Finished 66th in last week’s 72-man field following back-to-back missed cuts at the Waste Management Phoenix Open and Farmers Insurance Open. Tied for ninth here last year and excelled on and around the greens.24. Max Homa (+4000)
The winner of The Genesis Invitational tied for 22nd in last week’s elite field. He’s 33rd on Tour in Birdie or Better Percentage.23. Louis Oosthuizen (+3300)
Tied for sixth last week for his best finish in three events this year. He tied for ninth here in 2015 but hasn’t won anywhere in the world since the 2018 South African Open.22. Jason Day (+3300)
Started 2021 with back-to-back missed cuts but tied for seventh at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am and for 18th last week. He’s averaging 0.50 SG: Off-the-Tee and 0.81 SG: Tee-to-Green per round.21. Alex Noren (+8000)
Tied for 12th in a similar field at The Genesis Invitational. He gained 0.91 strokes per round on approach that week but also had one of his better performances of the season with the driver.
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Missed the cut each of the last two years here due to poor putting performances. He’s gaining strokes with the putter this season and is averaging 1.26 SG: Tee-to-Green per round.19. Sam Burns (+4000)
Tied for 14th on Tour in Par 4 Efficiency: 450-500 Yards and should be one of the few able to score this week on one of Bay Hill’s most common but difficult holes. Made the cut in each of his first three appearances in this event.18. Billy Horschel (+3500)
Tied for second last week with 1.39 SG: Putting per round on Bermuda greens. Also averaged 1.09 SG: Off-the-Tee last week and will need to lean on those same two strengths.17. Jordan Spieth (+2800)
Oddly will make his very first appearance at this event. Tied for 15th at The Genesis Invitational following a T-3 in Pebble Beach and a T-4 at the Phoenix Open.16. Christiaan Bezuidenhout (+8000)
Finished T-18 in his debut at this event last year. Last year’s tournament was played in strong winds, and he leaned on his putter with 0.99 SG: Putting per round.15. Hideki Matsuyama (+2800)
Hasn’t finished in the top 10 here since a T-6 in 2016. Tied for 14th in last week’s loaded field with 1.64 SG: Around-the-Green per round.14. Will Zalatoris (+4000)
Averaging 1.00 SG: Approach and 1.61 SG: Tee-to-Green per round through 28 measured rounds on his rookie PGA Tour season. Will need to be better with the putter after losing 1.20 strokes per round on the Bermuda greens last week.13. Tommy Fleetwood (+4000)
Finished T-10 in 2017 and T-3 in 2019 before a missed cut last year. He typically plays his best PGA Tour golf in Florida at this time of the year.12. Jason Kokrak (+4000)
Won last year’s CJ Cup at a comparable course in Shadow Creek. His putting stroke returned to form with 1.05 SG: Putting last week. Has averaged 1.33 strokes gained on the field over 28 rounds played here.11. Justin Rose (+6600)
Only three members of the field have more rounds played here than his 50 and his 1.42 strokes gained per round lead that group. He missed the cut last year but has a runner-up finish and two third-place showings since 2011.
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Hasn’t played since a T-5 finish at Pebble Beach but already has three top-10 finishes in four international events in 2021, including a victory at the European Tour’s Omega Dubai Desert Classic.9. Marc Leishman (+5000)
The 2017 champion was the runner-up last year. He typically putts well on these greens, and he averaged 1.23 SG: Putting last week on Bermudagrass.8. Sungjae Im (+2200)
Finished third or T-3 each of the last two years in this event. Last year’s tournament was the week after he got his first PGA Tour win at The Honda Classic. Leads the field with 2.99 strokes gained per round at Bay Hill.7. Viktor Hovland (+1100)
Has already played this event twice with a T-40 finish in 2019 and a T-42 last year. His much-improved short game and putting should boost him into contention this year.6. Francesco Molinari (+2800)
The 2019 champion withdrew last year due to a back injury. He’s returning to his old form with three top-10 finishes in just four PGA Tour events this calendar year.5. Patrick Reed (+2000)
Has a top finish in this event of T-7 in 2018. He already has a win in 2021, and he tied for ninth last week with another strong putting performance.4. Matthew Fitzpatrick (+2200)
Averages 1.31 strokes gained on the field per round over 20 career rounds at Bay Hill. Tied for ninth in poor weather last year and was the runner-up in better weather in 2019.3. Bryson DeChambeau (+1200)
Leads this field and the PGA Tour with 1.22 SG: Off-the-Tee per round through 22 measured rounds on the season. Runner-up in 2018 and finished fourth last year. He’s fourth on Tour in Birdie or Better Percentage.2. Tyrrell Hatton (+1800)
Last year’s champ was among the week’s leaders in SG: Approach and SG: Tee-to-Green. He tied for 22nd last week with 1.13 SG: Putting but 1.63 strokes lost around-the-green per round.1. Rory McIlroy (+850)
Second in this field by the Golfweek rankings and second in SG: Off-the-Tee. Seventh on Tour in BoB percentage. Won this event in 2018 and has three other top-10 finishes in his last four appearances.
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