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From record wins to DUIs and cheating scandals – how Tiger Woods’ career gripped the world

TIGER Woods’ rollercoaster career has gripped the world for nearly a quarter of a century.

He shot to fame in 1997 when he won the Masters by a massive 12 strokes aged just 21.

He set 20 new Masters records in the tournament at Augusta despite only being a pro for a year.

In 2000, his unstoppable run of form saw him land the US Open, the PGA Championship and the British Open.

The following year, he won the Masters yet again, becoming the only player to win four consecutive majors, dubbed the “Tiger slam”. 

In 2006, he dedicated his victory at the British Open to his father Earl, who had died just a few months before.

But his image was shattered in 2009 after it emerged he repeatedly cheated on his wife Elin Nordegren.

He had crashed his SUV into a fire hydrant after Swedish Elin reportedly chased him out of their house with a golf club. 

He then suffered back problems as his career stalled.

In 2017 he was arrested for driving under the influence of a massive dose of painkillers. 

But he bounced back, and his epic win at the 2019 Masters was his fifth at Augusta and his 15th major — 11 years after the last. 

The father of two has been dating Erica Herman since 2017.

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