For those who haven’t heard by means of now, Tiger Woods will tackle Rory McIlroy, Jason Day and Hideki Matsuyama in Monday’s “The Problem: Japan Skins.” However whilst it’s a brand new festival created by means of GOLFTV, Tiger teeing it up in made-for-TV occasions is indisputably one thing golfing lovers have got used to seeing since Woods grew to become professional in 1996. In truth, Woods up to now has performed in 23 of them—we’re counting occasions consisting of 36 holes or fewer with a most box of 4 gamers—a testomony to his long reign as the sport’s largest draw.

But whilst Woods has been the primary enchantment for plenty of of those occasions, from the outdated Monday Evening Golfing collection to “The Fit” a yr in the past to this yr’s Problem, he hasn’t been the dominant pressure in them that one may be expecting. General, Woods has been at the successful aspect in 11 of his 23 appearances. And the craziest section is that that features a ridiculous seven wins in 8 begins on the PGA Grand Slam of Golfing, by which he took at the 3 different primary champs from that yr (or, no less than, 3 different high quality gamers).

Woods’ effects had been in particular disappointing (if you’ll be able to even name silly-season occasions “disappointing”) within the former Skins Recreation, going winless in six makes an attempt. The usage of that as a barometer, it’s now not sudden that oddsmakers have McIlroy (2-to-1 odds) and Matsuyama (5/2) liked to win probably the most cash over this yr’s Masters champ (3/1) within the four-man box. However ahead of we get to that festival, right here’s a glance again in any respect 23 of Tiger’s earlier made-for-TV appearances, ranked.

23. 2001 Skins Recreation: Extremely, Woods performed in six Skins Video games (1996, 1997, 2001, 2002, 2004 and 2005) and not gained. However 2001 used to be the one time he were given close out within the former Thanksgiving weekend particular. Now not that he used to be by myself that yr as Greg Norman swept all the $1 million handbag in opposition to Tiger, Colin Montgomerie and Jesper Parnevik. Chances are you’ll take into accout this used to be the yr you needed to “validate” your pores and skin. Don’t fear, that may NOT be the case in Japan this week.

22. 1996 Skins Recreation: Woods’ first Skins Recreation look yielded a somewhat higher go back (two skins for $40,000), however gained’t precisely be remembered in the similar method as his “Hi, global” announcement a couple of months prior.

Skins Game
Craig Jones

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21: 1997 Skins Recreation: Even after successful the Masters by means of 12 photographs, Woods may just handiest muster 3 skins for $60,000. A pattern used to be obviously growing. And now not a just right one.

20. “Struggle at The Bridges” (2005): A part of the Monday Evening Golfing collection that started with the “Showdown at Sherwood” in 1999, this used to be meant to be a conflict of the Giant 4 on the time, however Vijay Singh refused to play—perhaps because of a war of words with Phil Mickelson at that yr’s Masters over Mickelson’s spikes. As an alternative, Tiger and Singh’s alternative, John Daly, misplaced to Mickelson and Retief Goosen, who wound up filling in for Ernie Els, Five and three. Possibly that’s why Woods used to be so decided to overcome Daly in that epic playoff at Harding Park a couple of months later.

19: “The Fit” (2018): On a Shadow Creek route arrange for fireworks, Woods and Mickelson struggled to make birdies. Tiger supplied the day’s largest spotlight (by means of a ways) with a birdie chip-in on 17 that squared the event, however misplaced in a playoff on a makeshift, 93-yard, lighted par Three that Woods controlled to omit thrice. As an entire, the development additionally didn’t ship on a promise that it might be as a lot about leisure with trash-talk and aspect bets as it might in regards to the festival. The $Nine million winner-take-all (wink, wink) handbag used to be intriguing, however lovers have been relieved to get their a refund after plunking down $19.99 on Pay-In line with-View and getting refunded when Turner Sports activities had technical difficulties.

18. “Struggle at The Bridges” (2003): Regardless of top-ranked Tiger teaming up with Global No. 2 Ernie Els, the tandem misplaced to Mickelson and Sergio Garcia, Three and 1. We’re guessing Woods gained’t spend an excessive amount of time on that during his upcoming memoir.

17. 2005 Skins Recreation: In Tiger’s ultimate Skins Recreation look, he ignored an eight-footer for birdie on 18 that gave Fred Funk six skins for $550,000 and $925,000 for the development. Woods gained the opposite $75,000, however he needed to be kicking himself for dropping to a 49-year-old who have been outdriven by means of fellow competitor Annika Sorenstam previous within the day.

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16. 2002 Skins Recreation: Woods earned his largest payday on the Skins Recreation to this point ($125,000), however nonetheless were given drubbed by means of his good friend Mark O’Meara and misplaced a last $200,000 pores and skin to Mickelson. It’s additionally unclear how a lot Woods if truth be told netted after his caddie, Steve Williams, threw a fan’s digicam right into a lake after believing his boss used to be distracted by means of its clicking on a bunker shot. “I feel Tiger wound up paying for the digicam,” Williams informed Golfing Digest in 2015.

15. “The Fit at Undertaking Hills” (2013): For a moment consecutive yr, Tiger shot 68 in a one-on-one showdown with McIlroy in China. And for a moment consecutive yr, McIlroy shot 67 to win. “I wish to play all my tournaments in China the place I will be able to beat Tiger,” McIlroy joked after. He’ll see if he can stay that run in opposition to Tiger moving into Asia this week.

14. “Duel at Lake Jinsha” (2012): As discussed, Rory beat Tiger by means of the equivalent rating in an exhibition the yr ahead of, which used to be the general authentic Monday Evening Golfing tournament. This one will get the brink over 2013 as a result of Woods lipped out a bunker shot on ultimate gap that might have tied the event. Additionally, the usage of DUEL within the name is somewhat spicier then event.

Woods And McIlroy Stages Duel In China
Hong Wu

13. 2004 Skins Recreation: Woods’ closest name on the Skins Recreation ended with a tee shot into the water at the fourth playoff gap, the 204-yard, par-3 17th at L. a. Quinta’s Trilogy Golfing Membership, which gave Fred {Couples} his file 6th win within the tournament. Nonetheless, Tiger took house $310,000, and no less than he made Mr. Skins sweat for as soon as. Neatly, in idea. Freddie doesn’t sweat over anything else.

Merrill Lynch Skins Day 2
Streeter Lecka

12. 1997 PGA Grand Slam of Golfing: Making his first look within the tournament pitting the yr’s 4 primary champs, Tiger misplaced to U.S. Open winner Ernie Els by means of 3 photographs. Woods would play on this tournament seven extra instances and not lose once more. Unbelievable.

11. “Struggle at Bighorn” (2000) Tiger performed lovely smartly, however misplaced 1 as much as Sergio Garcia. Realizing how their “contention” (truly extra a feud) grew to become out, this most certainly burns Tiger to this present day. However kudos to Sergio. Now not numerous other people can say they took down Tiger all through that historical 2000 marketing campaign. This additionally drew a ludicrous 7.6 score.

10. “Struggle on the Bridges” (2004): Tiger and Hank Kuehne (random!) beat Mickelson and Daly, 2 and 1. This did now not do a ludicrous 7.6 score.

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9. “Struggle at Bighorn” (2001): Monday Evening Golfing went with a blended doubles foursomes layout as Tiger and Sorenstam defeated David Duval and Karrie Webb at the first playoff gap. We’d put this upper, but it surely used to be Sorenstam and now not Tiger who made a 10-foot birdie putt on ultimate gap of legislation to stay the event going.

8. 2006 PGA Grand Slam of Golfing: Tiger gained his ultimate look on this tournament, however handiest by means of two photographs over Jim Furyk. An attractive vulnerable effort by means of Woods at Poipu Bay by means of his lofty requirements.

7. 1999 PGA Grand Slam of Golfing: Woods defeated Davis Love III within the ultimate in the second one of 2 years this tournament used a match-play layout.

6. 1998 PGA Grand Slam of Golfing: Woods defeated Vijay Singh within the ultimate within the first of 2 years this tournament used a match-play layout. Yeah, those two are tossups.

5. 2000 PGA Grand Slam of Golfing: Woods beat Vijay once more, however this time in a playoff. Drama!

4. “Struggle at Bighorn” (2002): Tiger teamed with Jack Nicklaus—speak about a dynamic duo!—to overcome Garcia and Lee Trevino, Three and a couple of. Woods made 9 birdies in 16 holes. While you provoke a man with 18 majors, you’ve accomplished smartly for your self.

Golf legend Jack Nicklaus (2nd R front) hugs his p

3. 2005 PGA Grand Slam of Golfing: With rankings of 67-64, Woods gained by means of seven photographs over Mickelson, who used to be returning to the development after his second-round 59 the former yr. Message gained.

2. “Showdown at Sherwood” (1999): The OG of made-for-Tiger/made-for-TV occasions. What a name! What a matchup! Woods gained this struggle of the arena’s peak two gamers, 2 and 1, to gather a test for $1.1 million. And the 6.Nine Nielsen score crowned each golfing broadcast from the yr rather than the general around of the Masters. Monday Evening Golfing used to be a pressure to be reckoned with! A minimum of, for a couple of years.

1. 2002 PGA Grand Slam of Golfing: Woods shot a second-round 61 to win by means of 14 photographs over Davis Love III and Justin Leonard. Now not reasonably the 15-shot margin during which he gained the 2000 U.S. Open at Pebble Seaside, however take into accout this used to be a 36-hole tournament. Even Tiger seems like he feels unhealthy for destroying the sector on this photograph:

PGA Grand Slam of Golf
Jamie Squire

Kidding. He used to be most certainly ticked he didn’t win by means of 20.

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