Tiger Woods Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 01 Mar, 2017
Facts of Tiger Woods
Date of Birth: 1975 , December-30
Age: 43 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 6 Feet 1 Inch
Name Tiger Woods
Birth Name Eldrick Tont Woods
Nick Name "Tiger"
Father Earl Woods
Mother Kultida Woods
Nationality Cablinasian
Birth Place/City American
Ethnicity Cablinasian
Profession Golfer
Working For PGA
Net Worth $740 million
Married Yes
Married to Elin Nordegren (m. 20042010)
Children Sam Alexis Woods, Charlie Axel Woods
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 Synopsis

Tiger Woods was born in Cypress, California on December 30, 1975. He is the only child of an African-American Army officer father, Earl Woods and Thai mother Kultida Woods. He is an American professional golfer and is also one of the highest-paid athletes in the world.

Early Life and Education

Tiger Woods was known as Edrick in his childhood but later changed his name to Tiger in honor of his father's friend. He is Cablinasian by ethnicity and holds and American nationality.

Tiger Woods joined Western High School in Anaheim at the age of 15. Later, he attended Stanford University where he won many titles during his college days.

Career

Tiger woods set an amazing pro golf career motion in 1997, and became the youngest man and the first American to win the U.S masters, and won another 13 majors and was named PGA player of the year. He bought, even more, success, including four U.S PGA title, three U.S Open wins, three Open Championship wins, and three U.S Master wins, and in 2004 he won only one official PGA tour championship.

He won six championships and was voted the PGA Tour player of the year in 2005, and Wood’s winning ways continued as he won the BMW championship and the Tour championship, and was named Player of the year in 2007, and won the U.S Open on June 16, 2008.

Woods returned to the green in the Accenture Match play championship in Tucson, Arizona, on February 25, 2009, and competed again in the U.S Open and quickly fell out the contention for the win in June of 2009.

Although Wood’s comeback had not been as auspicious and remained number 1 in the world golf rankings, and became the leader in Top 10 finishes overall.

After a year he made a return to golf in April 2010, and his first competition at the Master Tournament in Augusta, Georgia, resulted in the fourth place finish, and withdrew from the Players Championship during the fourth round due to neck injury on may 9, and return to golf four weeks later at Memorial Tournament, but delivered his worst performance in the tournament. At the 2010 U.S Open, Woods finished a tie for fourth place.

After the year of turmoil, he finally got his golf game clicking again in 2012 and won the Arnold Palmer Invitational in March for his first PGA Tour victory since 2009, and he topped the field at the AT&T National with career victory no 74 and kept the record of 82 held by Sam Snead.

He won 5 tournaments and was named the PGA Tour Player of the year for the 11th time in 2013, and however, he primed to resume his March towards Nicklaus’s record of 18 major championships.

He appeared in two early tournaments in March 2014, and he returned in time to tee off at the Master’s in April, finishing a solid 5-under to reached in 17th place.

Personal Life

Woods married his longtime girlfriend Elin Nordegren, a Swedish model, in October of 2004. They were known to each other since 2001 and were engaged in 2003. Tiger also experienced a great personal loss in 2006, his father died after battling prostate cancer.

The wedding took place at Sandy Lane resort in Barbados.

Next season Tiger's wife gave birth to the first child, Sam Alexis Woods on June 18, 2007, and after some year the couple welcomed baby boy Charlie Axel Wood on February 9, 2008. The couple separated in 2010 and the divorce was finalized on August 23, 2010. The reason behind the divorce is believed to be the extra affair of Tiger with a porn star

Tiger Woods had affair with many women. He even dated Kristin Smith, Lindsey Vonn, Theresa Rogers, and many others.

Net worth

Golfer Tiger Woods ranked number 7 on Forbes first-ever list of America’s Wealthiest Celebrities with an estimated net worth of $740 million. He has earned a lot of money from prize, endorsement, salary from appearances and golf course design.

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