Tiger Woods wins Bob Jones Award, highest USGA honor

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Tiger Woods wins Bob Jones Award, highest USGA honor

Tiger Woods, who has won nine USGA championships, is the recipient of the Bob Jones Award.

Tiger Woods has been chosen to receive the USGA's highest accolade, the Bob Jones Award, which honors his dedication to sportsmanship and reverence for the game's traditions. With 82 career wins on the PGA Tour, including 15 majors, Woods is mostly recognized for his accomplishments on the golf field.

According to USGA CEO Mike Whan, this award honors the lifelong influence of an individual's journey that has permanently altered the perception and development of golf. It goes beyond mere skill on the golf field. In terms of on-course achievements, very few can match Tiger Woods, and when it comes to the influence he has had on the game and upcoming generations of players, he is unmatched.

Woods received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from Donald Trump in 2019 and was admitted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2022. Nine USGA titles have been won by Woods, including the Bethpage Black (2002), Torrey Pines (2008), and U.S. Open at Pebble Beach (2000). He has three U.S. Junior Amateur and three U.S. Amateur victories in a row.

"I'm truly humbled to receive the award that bears his name and join the many who have received it before me who continue his legacy," Woods said in a statement. Bob Jones was a cornerstone of our sport due to his ethical approach to it.

Jones won the 1930 Grand Slam, which consisted of the British Open, British Amateur, U.S. Open, and U.S. Amateur. Later on, he co-founded Augusta National Golf Club and created the Masters.

Outside of golf, Woods established the TGR Foundation, which gives educational opportunities and STEM-based learning at the TGR Learning Lab in California first priority. He also started a business to design golf courses. One of his courses in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, hosted a PGA Tour event last fall.

At Pinehurst No. 2 in North Carolina on June 12, Woods will get accolades as part of the U.S. Open. Previous winners include former president George H.W. Bush, Ben Hogan and Mickey Wright, Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer, and others.