The years between have been filled with victory, harm, scandal, failure, and victory once more.
The 46-year-old Woods has maintained his supremacy as one of the top-earning athletes in the world
Nearly the course of his 27-year career, he earned over $1.7 billion in pay, endorsements, and other income.
Considering his lifetime earnings, he has a net worth of at least $1 billion, making him one of only three athletes who have achieved this status.
The other is NBA star LeBron James, who has used his notoriety and wealth to invest in a variety of companies.
Despite apparently declining a "mind-blowingly large" offer from the new Saudi-backed LIV Golf tour, Woods has attained that rarified air.
According to LIV CEO Greg Norman, the price of the transaction would have been in the "mid nine figures."
Less than 10% of Woods' career earnings and net worth have thus far come from triumphs in golf.
The majority of his wealth comes from sizable endorsement deals with more than a dozen companies, including Gatorade, Monster Energy, TaylorMade, Rolex, and Nike, his longest-standing sponsor. He signed with Nike in 1996.