Eldrick Tont Woods who is popularly known as Tiger Woods, is an American professional golfer born on December 30, 1975.
Facts About Tiger Woods
- Full Name: Eldrick Tont Woods
- Nickname: Tiger
- Date of Birth(Age): December 30, 1975
- Height: 6ft 1 in
- Nationality: United states
- Spouse: Elin Nordegren (2004-2010)
Early Life And Background
Tiger Woods was born in December 1975 in Cypress, California to his Parents, Earl and Klutida Woods as the only child.
He has two half brothers, Earl Jr. and Kevin, and a half siter, Royce from the 18-year marriage of Earl Woods and his first wife, Barbara Woods Gray.
His mother Kultida is originally from Thailand and of mixed race, Thai, Chinese and Dutch.
Wood’s nickkname, Tiger was given to him in honor of his father’s friend Col. Vuong Dang Phong, who was also known as Tiger.
Wood who grew up in Orange County, California, was introduced to Golf at a very tender age.
At the age of eight, he won the 9-10 boys event, the youngest age group available at the junior world Golf Championships. He also went on to win the Junior World Championships six times.
At 13 years, he played in the 1989 Big I, which was his first major national junior tournamnet and at 15 years old, he became the youngest ever U.S junior amateur champion.
At the age of 19, Woods took part in his first PGA tour major, the 1995 masters and tied for 41st as the only amateur to make the cut.
Tiger Woods started his professional career at 20 years old in 1996 and at the end of April 1997, he had won three PGA tour events.
He got to the number one position in the world rankings in June 1997 which was barely a year after becoming a professional golf player.
However, Wood had dominated the golf scene sll through the 2000s, having won the 2000 U.S Open. He was also the top-ranked golfer in the world from August 1999 to September 2004.
Moreover, Woods took a break from Golf from 2009 to 2010 to attend to marital issues.
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Woods got engaged in November 2003 to a swedish model, Elin Nordegren, the daughter of former minister of migration, Barbro Holmberg and radio journalist, Thomas Nordegren.
Both married on October 5, 2004 and had two children. They eventually divorced after six years on August 23, 2010.
Achievemnets and Awards
Woods had achieved more than he could have imagined within a short time. Some of them include:
- PGA tour Rookie of the year
- 11 times PGA Player of the year
- 11 times PGA Tour Player of the year
- 10 times PGA Tour Leading Money Winner
- He won the Vardon trphy 9 times
- He won the Byron Nelson Award 9 times
- He won the FedEx cup Chanpion two times
Tiger Woods who has a lot of endorsement deal with numeorus companies including Nike, Rolex, Motocorp, is said to have an estimated net worth of $43.3 million USD as at 2018 according to Forbes.