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PGA TOUR Victories (20)
International Victories (57)
Additional Victories (70)
Did not play in an event during the year.
Made two Champions Tour starts and was scheduled to make a third appearance, at the Pacific Links Hawaii Championship, before withdrawing to attend the funeral service for Maria Floyd, wife of fellow World Golf Hall of Fame member Raymond Floyd.
In mid-February, underwent surgery on his left shoulder for a second time to repair a torn labrum.
Did not play any Champions Tour events.
Underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder in September and was out for the remainder of the season.
Made three starts on the European Tour.
Played in seven TOUR events, making only one cut.
Made only seven starts on TOUR and played on the weekend four times.
Played in 13 TOUR events on a reduced schedule, making the cut 10 times and withdrawing once.
Played in 11 TOUR events. Inducted into World Golf Hall of Fame.
Despite playing a reduced schedule due to medical reasons, still managed 84th-place ranking on official money list with $580,510. Received honorary life membership on European Tour. Sidelined by arthroscopic hip surgery June 28. Right hip had bothered him for a number of years. Pain linked to left shoulder problems that required reconstructive surgery in 1998. After missing cut at U.S. Open and with intense pain and discomfort, opted for surgery.
Played reduced schedule as he continued to recover from previous year's shoulder surgery. On September 12, fell out of top 50 in Official World Golf Ranking after 700 weeks, or since the Ranking began. April shoulder surgery was performed on April 22 by Dr. Richard Hawkins at the Steadman Hawkins Sports Medicine Foundation in Vail, Colo. Procedure involved the shaving of bone spurs that caused tendinitis in his rotator cuff. Hawkins used a heat probe to shrink the shoulder socket capsule.
Ended his run as the world's best player when he dropped from No. 1 in the Official World Golf Ranking for a final time, on January 4.
Won twice, finished second twice and third once. For a sixth year in a row, was among the top 15 on the official money list. Stretched his TOUR-leading streak of consecutive years with a win to six. Took an extended break from golf at the conclusion of 1996 and the beginning of 1997 to deal with a chronically sore back.
Became the first to surpass $10 million in career earnings although his year was somewhat inconsistent after his complete domination a year earlier.
Began a streak of 96 weeks as the No. 1 player in the world when he ascended to the top position for a seventh time. Won his third Arnold Palmer Award (1986 and 1990) as PGA TOUR Player of the Year, and was also selected as PGA Player of the Year and the Golf Writers Association of America Player of the Year. Was the first player to earn $1 million in a season four times. Added three tournament titles to his resume, the first time he had won that many TOUR events in a season and did not miss a cut for the fourth time in his career (1983, 1987 and 1994).
Held the No. 1 position in the Official World Golf Ranking for 27 weeks, from February until August, taking the top spot after winning the Johnnie Walker Classic in Thailand, replacing Nick Faldo. Added top-10s in two major championships.
Won his first major championship in a season that saw him win twice on the PGA TOUR and once internationally.
Went winless for the first time since his first professional year since 1976. In 17 TOUR starts, best finish was a runner-up performance. Had six top-10s overall.
Had back-to-back T5s in June. Regained the No. 1 position in the Official World Golf Ranking in mid-October. Recorded a multi-victories PGA TOUR season for a second consecutive season, capturing the Doral-Ryder Open and the Memorial Tournament. Lone international title came at the Australian Masters.
Took the No. 1 position atop the Official World Golf Ranking on March 26 for one week then returned to the top spot on August 20. Made 17 PGA TOUR starts, winning twice in the late summer.
Won five times internationally and added his sixth TOUR title.
Moved to No. 1 in the Official World Golf Ranking for the first time. Won 10 international individual tournaments, one PGA TOUR event and one international team event, finishing first on the TOUR money list (winning the Arnold Palmer Award) and even with all the success, including his first major championship triumph, the season was somewhat bittersweet because of all the close calls he endured. Held the distinction of leading all four majors entering the final round but won just The Open Championship.
Finished in the top 10 on the TOUR money list for the first of nine times in his career. Won three times internationally, all in Australia, at the Victorian Open, the Australian Masters and the Australian PGA Championship.
Only made five PGA TOUR starts but again had a top-five showing at the PGA Championship.
Made eight PGA TOUR cuts, with a pair of top-five performances in major championships his best tournaments.
Made his U.S. debut on the PGA TOUR.
Won four times in a season for the first time.
Made his professional debut early in the year, finishing third at an event at Batemans Bay GC.
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