Tiger Woods' trophy room is missing 67 trophies. Rory McIlroy said it showed him the only tournaments that matter are majors.

Tiger Woods' trophy room is missing 67 trophies. Rory McIlroy said it showed him the only tournaments that matter are majors.
Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy.Darren Carroll/PGA of America via Getty Images
  • Tiger Woods has won 82 times on the PGA Tour.
  • But the only trophies on display at Woods' house, according to Rory McIlroy, are from wins at majors.
  • McIlroy said Tiger's display case taught him a valuable lesson about what matters in golf.

Tiger Woods has won 82 times on the PGA Tour, but you wouldn't know it by looking at his trophy case.

At a press conference ahead of the Masters, Rory McIlroy revealed that Woods only displays trophies from wins at golf's four major events.

"I went over to Tiger's house a few weeks ago to see him, and in his family room he's got his trophy cabinet and it's his 15 major trophies," McIlroy said. "I said, 'That's really cool. Where are all the others?'"
Advertisement
McIlroy said Woods didn't even seem to know, telling him, "my mom has some, and a few are in the office, and a few are wherever."

McIlroy is a former world number one golfer and spent more than 100 weeks as the top-ranked player in the sport. But even for him, the moment was something of a revelation.

"That was all he cared about, all he cared about," McIlroy said. "So how easy that must have felt for him to win all the others. That was just always in my mind - he talked about these are the four weeks that matter. So, the weeks that didn't matter, you know, he racked them up at a pretty fast clip."
Advertisement

McIlroy said that was all he could think about as he drove home from Woods' house.

"I'm just thinking to myself, how easy it must that have felt for him if all he cared about were four weeks a year. The other stuff must have been like practice. So that's like a really - that's a cool perspective to have," he said.McIlroy is one of the few players in golf who's just one major away from joining Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, Ben Hogan, Gary Player, and Gene Sarazen as a career grand slam winner. If he takes home the green jacket at Augusta National this weekend, McIlroy will join that exclusive club.
Advertisement

McIlroy hasn't been playing his best golf to start 2021, but a bit of inspiration from Tiger's trophy case might give him a boost.

{{}}