On this day: Tiger Woods roars to his 12th major victory

We look back at some of the most memorable moments in history to happen on this day down the years.

Sport360 staff
by Sport360 staff
20th August 2016

article:20th August 2016

Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods

When Tiger Woods was at his peak as a golfer, there have been few, if any, players in history who’ve been as dominant. The American has an amazing 14 major championship titles to his name, with the 12th having come on this day in 2006.

The setting was Medinah for the 88th edition of the PGA Championship, with Woods winning the tournament for the third time in his career, finishing five shots ahead of runner-up Shaun Micheel.


Woods was unstoppable in the third round, shooting a course record with a 7-under 65, before holding on to the lead on the final day to move to 12-0 in majors when leading or sharing the lead after 54 holes.

1991: Dan Marino passes Joe Montana as the highest-paid NFL player with a five-year, $25m contract.

1993: Colin Jackson runs the 110m hurdles in a world record of 12.91s.

2009: Usain Bolt wins the 200m at the 12th World Championships in Athletics.

2012: South Africa become the top-ranked Test cricket nation following their victory over England.


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