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A look at Tiger Woods' chaotic year


Returns to competitive golf at the Accenture Match Play Championship after an eight-month break following reconstructive knee



Birdies 72nd hole to win the Arnold Palmer Invitational, his first win after the comeback.


Shot a final-round 68 to finish tied for sixth at Masters


Finishes tied for sixth in U.S. Open at Bethpage Black, where he won the 2002 Open.


Misses cut in the British Open at Turnberry, only the second time Woods missed a cut in a major.


After winning Buick Open and Bridgestone Invitational, he gives up a 54-hole lead for the first time in a major, finishing second to Y.E. Yang in PGA Championship.


Wins BMW Championship and FedEx Cup.


Wins all five of his matches in leading the American team to victory in the Presidents Cup Matches.

NOV. 27

In the early morning hours after Thanksgiving, Woods crashes his SUV into a fire hydrant and a tree on a neighbor's property in Isleworth, Fla., a gated community near Orlando. He is taken to a hospital and first reports had his wife Elin breaking the rear window in the vehicle with a golf club to get him out. He releases a statement later in the day saying that his wife courageously assisted him. Shortly thereafter, a rumor firestorm starts to swirl around him about sexual affairs, first with nightclub hostess Rachel Uchitel from New York, then other women from Orlando to Las Vegas to Los Angeles. Woods withdraws from his tournament in California that benefits his Tiger Woods Foundation.

DEC. 2

Woods issues a statement admitting that he let his family down with unspecified "transgressions" that he regretted "with all of my heart." During the next few days, several women come forward to detail their sexual exploits with Woods.

DEC. 11

Woods issues a statement in which he acknowledges "infidelities" and says he is taking an indefinite break from golf in an attempt to heal his marriage and family life.


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