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Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods

 

EARLY LIFE

 

  • Woods was born in 30 December 1975 in Cypress, California, to Earl and Kultida “Tida” Woods. He is their only child and has two half-brothers, Earl Jr. and Kevin, as well as a half-sister named Royce from his father’s first marriage.
  • Earl was a retired lieutenant colonel and Vietnam War veteran who reported African American, Chinese, and Native American descent.
  • He was nicknamed Tiger in honor of his father’s friend Col. Vuong Dang Phong, who had also been known as Tiger.
EARLY LIFE



GOLF



GENIUS

 

  • As a young boy, Woods learned to play golf. His father, Earl, served as his teacher and mentor. By the age of eight, Woods had become extremely proficient at the game, even showing off his skills on television shows such as Good Morning America.
  • At age three, he shot a 48 over nine holes at the Navy course. At age five, he appeared in Golf Digest and on ABC’s That’s Incredible! Before turning seven, Tiger won the Under Age 10 section of the Drive, Pitch, and Putt competition, held at the Navy Golf Course in Cypress, California.
GENIUS

 

  • In 1984 at the age of eight, he won the 9–10 boys’ event, the youngest age group available, at the Junior World Golf Championships.
  • He went on to win the Junior World Championships six times, including four consecutive wins from 1988 to 1991.
  • When Woods was 13 years old, he played in the 1989 Big I, which was his first major national junior tournament.
GENIUS

 

  • Woods was 15 years old he became the youngest U.S. Junior Amateur champion. In 1992, he defended his title at the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship, becoming the tournament’s first two-time winner.
  • The following year, Woods won his third consecutive U.S. Junior Amateur Championship; he remains the event’s only three-time winner.
  • Woods graduated from Western High School at age 18 in 1994.
GOLF CAREER

 

  • Woods studied at Stanford University, and won a number of amateur U.S. golf titles before turning professional in 1996.
  • At age 19, Woods participated in his first PGA Tour major, the 1995 Masters. . At age 20 in 1996, he became the first golfer to win three consecutive U.S. Amateur titles and won the NCAA individual golf championship.
  • He left college after two years in order to turn professional in the golf industry. In 1996, Woods moved out of California
GOLF CAREER

 

  • Woods turned pro at age 20 in August 1996 and immediately signed advertising deals and ranked as the most lucrative endorsement contracts in golf history at that time.
  • Woods was named Sports Illustrated‘s 1996 Sportsman of the Year and PGA Tour Rookie of the Year. On April 13, 1997, he won his first major, the Masters, in record-breaking fashion and became the tournament’s youngest winner at age 21.
  • Two months later, he set the record for the fastest ascent to No. 1 in the Official World Golf Rankings.Woods finished the 1999 season with eight wins, including the PGA Championship.
GOLF CAREER

 

  • In 2000, Woods won six consecutive events on the PGA Tour.At age 24, he became the youngest golfer to achieve the Career Grand Slam.
  • At the end of 2000, Woods had won nine of the twenty PGA Tour events.When Woods won the 2001 Masters, he became the only player to win four consecutive major professional golf titles, although not in the same calendar year. This achievement came to be known as the “Tiger Slam.“
  • Woods began dominantly in 2006, winning his first two PGA tournaments. Woods continued to excel in 2007 and the first part of 2008.
GOLF CAREER

 

  • Woods had a much anticipated return to golf in 2009, when he performed well after knee injury.In 2011, Woods’ performance continued to suffer; this took its toll on his ranking.
  • The year 2013 would bring a return of Woods’ dominating play. In January, he won the Farmers Insurance Open by four shots for his 75th PGA Tour win.
  • In May 2013, his second career win at the event, notching his fourth win of the 2013 season. It was the quickest he had gotten to four wins in any season in his professional career.
GOLF CAREER

 

  • On February 5, 2015, Woods withdrew from the Farmers Insurance Open after another back injury.Woods had back surgery on September 16, 2015.
  • For the first time in his career, he missed all four majors in one year due to problems with his back. Woods’ back problems continued to hinder him in 2017.
  • At the last major of the year Woods finished second at the 2018 PGA Championship.On April 14, 2019, Woods won the Masters, which was his first major championship win in eleven years and his 15th major overall.
WEALTH

 

  • At age 43, he became the second oldest golfer ever to win the Masters.
  • Woods has appeared on Forbes’ list of the world’s highest-paid athletes.According to Golf Digest, Woods made $769,440,709 from 1996 to 2007.
  • In 2009, Forbes confirmed that Woods was indeed the world’s first professional athlete to earn over a billion dollars in his career.
  • As of 2017, Woods was considered to be the highest-paid golfer in the world.
CAREER ACHIEVEMENTS

 

  • PGA Tour wins (82)
  • European Tour wins (41)
  • Japan Golf Tour wins (3)
  • Asian Tour wins (1)
  • PGA Tour of Australasia wins (1)
  • Other professional wins (16)
  • Amateur wins (21)