2. Tiger Woods
Country: United States.
World ranking: 6.
Worldwide victories: 92.
Majors: Masters (1997, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2019), PGA Championship (1999, 2000, 2006, 2007), U.S. Open (2000, 2002, 2008), British Open (2000, 2005, 2006).
PGA Championship highlight: The only player in the stroke-play era to win the PGA in consecutive years. Woods did that twice.
Bethpage history: Won the 2002 U.S. Open for the second leg of the calendar Grand Slam. Tied for 6th at the 2009 U.S. Open and tied for 38th at the 2012 Barclays, the first visible sign of back trouble.
Backspin: His victory at the Masters puts Woods on top of the golf world in the eyes of fans given the magnitude of his comeback. The last time Augusta National and Bethpage Black were the opening two majors, he won the both in 2002. Woods has not played since winning the Masters, the first time he won a major having to contend with so many players on the back nine.