This Day In Sports History (August 21st) — Tiger Woods

tiger woods 2000 pga championship

It was on this day in 2000 that Tiger Woods won the PGA Championship.  It was the second PGA Championship title of Tiger’s career, and his fifth victory at a Major.

Tiger Woods was an impressive 18-under par after 72 holes, and while that was enough to set a PGA Championship record (which he equaled once again in 2006), it was not enough to earn him the title without a three-hole playoff, as he was still tied with Bob May after four rounds of play.  However, Woods would birdie the opening playoff hole, and record back-to-back pars on the following two holes to wrap up the tournament and become just the first player since Ben Hogan in 1953 to win three Major Championships in a single calender year (he also won the US Open and the British Open).

Tiger would also go on to win the 2001 Masters, making him the first, and only, player in the Masters era to win four consecutive Major Championships.

Notable Birthdays

B.J. Upton, MLB – Born on August 21, 1984 (age 29) in Norfolk, Virginia

Jim McMahon, NFL – Born on August 21, 1959 (age 54) in Jersey City, New Jersey

Wilt Chamberlain, NBA – Born on August 21, 1936 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania