Twenty years have slid by since Tiger Woods set out on his era-defining journey with that first record-breaking Masters win at the age of 21.
Since 1997, he’s amassed 14 major titles and 79 PGA Tour wins, against the backdrop of a very public divorce and a catalog of injuries.
Ongoing battles with back problems mean Woods won’t take to the tee at Augusta this week. Despite his absence, the American’s impact on one of golf’s most prestigious events in undeniable.
Throughout his career, he’s been the subject of images that have become iconic — burned into the memories of sports fans as well as the people who captured golf history in the making.
Below, photographers from Getty Images select…