What is Tiger Woods Golf Handicap

What handicap does Tiger Woods have?

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Whenever I tell someone that I play golf, I am regularly asked about my handicap. And just as regularly, my counterpart cannot do anything with the answer and asks:

"What handicap does Tiger Woods have?"

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The answer is unsatisfactory: Tiger Woods has no handicap as a professional golfer! Only amateur golfers have a handicap ... If you hear this question often, these facts may help you to shine with a little expertise from Tiger's amateur days:

  • Tiger Woods allegedly mimicked his father's golf swing in his cot when he was 6 months old.
  • When he was 2 years old, he putted on a US talk show on television.
  • When Tiger was 3 years old, he played 9 holes with 48 strokes
  • When he was 5 years old, Tiger Woods was featured in the American golf magazine "Golf Digest"
  • At the age of 8 he won the "Optimist International Junior" golf tournament for the first time (6 times in total)
  • At the age of 11, Tiger Woods had a handicap of -2
  • He was US Junior Champion 3 times
  • Scratch golfer became Tiger at the age of 13: handicap zero
  • He won the US Amateur Championship for the first time when he was 18 (3 times in total)
  • Tiger turned pro at the age of 20

But the most important thing to remember as a golf beginner:

Professional golfers have no handicap!

Here you can find out more about the handicap system and how it works.


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