World's top golfer Eldrick (Tiger) Woods who is amongst the highest billed stars to grace the Centenary celebrations of Mombasa Golf Club in August 2011 will miss the historic event. The golfer had been approached by Three C consultant principal architect Mr. Francis Wangalibo to be guest star during this year's historic event. According to IMG Golf Client Services associate Cindy Kravitz on behalf of Mark Steinberg,Tiger Wood's agent,the highest paid golfer will be committed.
Mombasa Golf club will marking a 100 years of golfing this year. Already, corporate firms are fighting for sponsorship slots. Nairobi's business magnate Wilson Kiambati who is also owner of the upmarket trendy magazine 'The Beast' has already taken the platinum spot and will be the title sponsor of the historic event. Tiger has had an unprecedented career since becoming a professional golfer in the late summer of 1996. He has won 95 tournaments, 71 of those on the PGA Tour, including the 1997, 2001, 2002 and 2005 Masters Tournaments, 1999, 2000, 2006 and 2007 PGA Championships, 2000, 2002, and 2008 U.S. Open Championships, and 2000, 2005 and 2006 Open Championships. With his second Masters victory in 2001, Tiger became the first ever to hold all four professional major championships at the same time. He is the career victories leader among active players on the PGA Tour, and is the career money list leader.
‘While we appreciate your interest in Tiger and Mark, unfortunately they must both politely decline due to scheduling. Congratulations on 100 years in golf and all the best for a spectacular celebration!...Was all they said. However, the centenary celebrations will still go on with some of the top golfing names set to grace the event.
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In winning the 2000 British Open, Woods became the youngest to complete the career Grand Slam of professional major championships and only the fifth ever to do so, following Ben Hogan, Gene Sarazen, Gary Player and Jack Nicklaus. Tiger also was the youngest Masters champion ever, at the age of 21 years, three months and 14 days, and was the first major championship winner of African or Asian heritage.
Woods holds or shares the record for the low score in relation to par in each of the four major championships. His records are 270 (18-under par) in the 1997 Masters, 272 (12-under par) in the 2000 U.S. Open, 269 (19-under par) in the 2000 Open Championship, and he shares the record of 270 (18-under par) with Bob May in the 2000 PGA Championship, which Tiger won by one stroke in a three-hole playoff.
He is the career victories leader among active players on the PGA Tour and is the career money list leader. He is third in PGA Tour career victories, trailing only Sam Snead (82) and Jack Nicklaus (73).
Tiger increased his record total on the PGA Tour career money list to $94,157,304 through 2010, and had won $113,602,123 worldwide. In addition to his playing exploits, Woods is busy off the course, too.