Tiger Woods Biography

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Tiger Woods Biography
Golfer (1975–) Tiger Woods is a professional golfer who set
an amazing career in motion in 1997, when he became the youngest man and the first African
American to win the U.S. Masters. Who Is Tiger Woods?
Pro golfer Tiger Woods was born in Cypress, California, in 1975. He won the U.S. Masters
at Augusta in 1997 with a record score at age 21, making him the youngest man and the
first African American to earn the title. Woods won another 13 majors and was named
the PGA Player of the Year 10 times over the next 12 years, but he struggled to regain
his top form after personal problems surfaced in 2009. With his victory at the 2019 Masters,
Woods claimed his first major title in nearly 11 years.
When Was Tiger Woods Born? Tiger Woods was born on December 30, 1975. Who Has the Most Wins on the PGA Tour?
Currently, Sam Snead has the most wins with 82. Woods is just behind him with 81 wins. Wife
Woods was married to Swedish model Elin Nordegren from 2004 to 2010. The couple have two children,
Sam Alexis (b. 2007) and Charlie Axel (b. 2009). Parents
Eldrick Tont Woods, better known as Tiger Woods, was born on December 30, 1975, in Cypress,
California, the only child of an African-American Army officer father and a Thai mother. When
Woods was a child, his father began calling him “Tiger” in honor of a fellow soldier and
friend who had the same moniker. 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. Golf Prodigy
Woods studied at Stanford University, and won a number of amateur U.S. golf titles before
turning professional in 1996. He shot to fame after winning the U.S. Masters at Augusta
in 1997 — with a record score of 270 — at the age of 21. Woods was the youngest person
to earn the title, and the first African-American to accomplish this feat. In his first appearance at the British Open
later that year, Woods tied the course record of 64. The next few years brought even more
successes, including four U.S. PGA titles, three U.S. Open wins, three Open Championship
wins, and three U.S. Masters wins. In 2003 among Woods’s five wins were the Buick
Invitational and the Western Open. The next year, Woods won only one official PGA Tour
championship. While he may have had some challenges on the course, his personal life was running
smoothly. Woods married his longtime girlfriend Elin Nordegren, a Swedish model, in October
of 2004. Returning to dominate the sport, he won six
championships in 2005 and was voted the PGA Tour Player of Year for the seventh time in
nine years. Death of Tiger Woods’ Father
Woods experienced a great personal loss in 2006, when his father died in May after battling
prostate cancer. Woods remarked on his website at the time, “My dad was my best friend and
greatest role model, and I will miss him deeply.” Despite his grief, Woods returned to golf
and won several events, including the PGA Championship and the British Open. Birth of Daughter, More Championship Wins
The next season was marked by many wins personally and professionally. His wife gave birth to
the couple’s first child, Sam Alexis Woods, on June 18, 2007. After taking some time off
to welcome his daughter, he won the World Golf Championship and the PGA Championship
in August 2007. The next month, Woods’ winning ways continued,
as he garnered the top spot at the BMW Championship and the Tour Championship. He was named Player
of the Year by the other participants in the PGA Tour and won his eighth Arnold Palmer
Award for being the lead money earner. Woods won the U.S. Open on June 16, 2008,
in a 19-hole playoff, overcoming sporadic pain in his left knee from arthroscopic surgery
performed on April 15. Woods shot a par 4 on the first and only hole of sudden death
while American Rocco Mediate, 45, settled for a bogey. The sudden death duel at Torrey Pines in San
Diego followed an 18-hole playoff, which saw the two finish at par. In that playoff, Woods
led Mediate by three shots after the first 10 holes. Mediate then birdied three of the
next five holes and took the lead. But on the final hole, Woods birdied while Mediate
shot par, forcing the sudden death playoff. “I think this is probably the best ever,”
Woods said. “All things considered, I don’t know how I ended up in this position, to be
honest with you.” The victory gave Woods his third U.S. Open championship and 14th major
title, just four behind the all-time record held by Jack Nicklaus. Injury and Birth of Son
Two days later, Woods announced he would miss the rest of the season because his left knee
required more reconstructive surgery. He also revealed he had suffered a double stress fracture
in his left tibia two weeks before the U.S. Open tournament, ignoring doctors’ advice
to take six weeks off to let it heal. Woods and his wife announced September 2,
2008, that they were expecting their second child in late winter. “Elin is feeling great
and we are both thrilled,” Woods said on his website. “While my injury has been disappointing
and frustrating, it has allowed me to spend a lot of time watching Sam grow. I can’t begin
to tell you how rewarding it is being a dad and spending time with her and Elin.” The
couple welcomed baby boy Charlie Axel Woods on February 8, 2009. On February 25, 2009, Woods returned to the
green in the Accenture Match Play Championship in Tucson, Arizona. Woods played against South
African golfer Tim Clark, losing 4 to 2 in his first tournament since his injury. In
June of 2009, Woods competed again in the U.S. Open. After putting a four-over-par in
the first round, Woods quickly fell out of contention for the win. Although Woods’ comeback had not been as auspicious
as he’d hoped, he remained No. 1 in the world golf rankings, and continued to be the leader
in Top 10 finishes overall. But after losing the PGA title to Yang Yong-eun, Woods finished
the year without a single major win — the first time he had done so since 2004. Marital and Infidelity Issues
While his life on the green seemed lackluster, his personal life was in an even more serious
tailspin. In late November, reports surfaced about a tryst between Woods and nightclub
manager Rachel Uchitel. Both parties denied a relationship, despite photographic evidence
that seemed to indicate otherwise. On November 27, as the story gained traction,
media outlets announced that Woods had collided into a fire hydrant outside his home at 2:30
in the morning. Reports said that Woods’s wife had broken the back window of the golfer’s
SUV with a golf club in order to get him out of the locked car. The golfer’s injuries were
not serious, and he was quickly released. The accident aroused suspicions with fans
and the media, who instantly pushed for a statement from Woods. But the golfer remained
silent on the matter, and mysteriously dropped out of his charity golf tournament, the Chevron
World Challenge. He then announced that he would not be attending any other tournaments
in 2009. As the silence grew, so did reports of other
Woods mistresses. On December 2, 2009, Woods offered an apology to his fans and family,
expressing regret for unnamed “transgressions.” But as the mistress count rose to more than
a dozen women, with phone evidence to back many claims, Woods was unable to suppress
media inquiries into his life. Woods was said to have offered his wife a
renegotiation of their prenuptial agreement in order to compel her to stick by him, but
reports soon surfaced that Nordgren had purchased a home in Sweden with her sister. Photographers
then spotted the former model without her wedding ring. Hiatus and Return
On December 11, 2009, Woods apologized again to fans — this time, admitting to infidelity.
He then announced that he would be taking a hiatus from golf in order to tend to his
family. Several days later, he lost his endorsement deal with the management company Accenture,
and was suspended from his Gillette endorsement. Other companies, including Nike, Tag Heuer
and EA Sports, continued to stand by Woods. Woods made a return to golf in April of 2010,
but the golfer was not quite at the top of his game. His first competition at the 2010
Masters Tournament in Augusta, Georgia, resulted in a fourth place finish. On May 9, after
missing the cut for the Quail Hollow Championship, Woods withdrew from the Players Championship
during the fourth round due to a neck injury. Woods made his return to golf four weeks later
at the Memorial Tournament but delivered his worst performance in the tournament since
2002. At the 2010 U.S. Open, Woods finished in a tie for fourth place. Divorce
Woods’ personal life also seemed to be taking a turn for the worse, as news of a possible
divorce settlement hit media outlets. The rumored $750 million settlement allegedly
included properties in Sweden, and the family home in California for Nordegren, in exchange
for his wife’s permanent silence on Woods’ philandering. Reports also said Nordegren
retained full physical custody of their 3-year-old daughter and 1-year-old son, and Woods agreed
not to introduce his children to a new woman unless he married her. After years of turmoil, Woods finally got
his golf game clicking again in 2012. He won the Arnold Palmer Invitational in March for
his first PGA Tour victory since 2009. That summer, he topped the field at the AT&T National
to surpass Nicklaus with career victory No. 74, leaving him eight behind the record of
82 held by Sam Snead. Lindsey Vonn
In March 2013, the 37-year-old Woods confirmed to media outlets that he was dating 28-year-old
Lindsey Vonn, a professional alpine ski racer from Minnesota and four-time World Cup winner.
Vonn was previously married to Thomas Vonn, a former ski racer; the couple separated in
2011, after four years of marriage, and officially divorced in January 2012. The 2013 season was a triumphant one for Woods.
He won five tournaments, including the Arnold Palmer Invitational, the Farmers Insurance
Open and the Players Championship, and was named the PGA Tour Player of the Year for
the 11th time. However, just as Woods appeared primed to
resume his march toward Nicklaus’ record of 18 major championships, injuries flared up
to derail his performance. The golfer underwent back surgery in March 2014, and struggled
after returning to competitive play. The following year, he appeared in two early
tournaments before taking a break to let a sore back heal and work on his game. Woods
returned in time to tee off at the Masters in April, finishing a solid 5-under par to
claim a tie for 17th place. A few weeks later, he announced the end of his relationship with
Vonn, noting that their “hectic” schedules kept them from spending time together. Arrest and Apology
The golfing legend continued to experience ups and downs in his professional and personal
life. He suffered from back injuries in the ensuing years and underwent his fourth back
surgery in April 2017. A month later, police found Woods sleeping in his car, which was
running and had its brake lights and blinkers on, at the side of the road near his Florida
home. He was arrested for suspicion of driving under
the influence, however, a breath alcohol test showed no signs of alcohol in his system.
In a statement, Woods said that he had “an unexpected reaction to prescribed medications.”
He also thanked the police for their professionalism and issued an apology. “I would like to apologize with all my heart
to my family, friends and the fans,” he said in the statement. “I expect more from myself
too.” In June 2017, Woods reportedly checked into
a clinic to receive professional help to manage medication intake for pain and a sleep disorder.
In late October, he pleaded guilty to a reckless driving charge for the May incident and agreed
to enter a program for first-time offenders to avoid a conviction for driving under the
influence. Regaining His Stride
On October 30, Woods made news again for reasons related to his profession, announcing that
he would return to competitive golf for the start of his personal tournament, the Hero
World Challenge, at the end of November. Also around that time, he confirmed that he was
in a relationship with restaurant manager Erica Herman. In 2018, the veteran golfer finally found
his game clicking into place again. After tying for second place at the Valspar Championship,
his best finish since 2013, he got off to an excellent start with a 4-under 68 in the
opening round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational, before finishing in a tie for fifth. Following
another strong showing, at the British Open in July, Woods resurfaced in the Top 50 of
the world golf ranking. In August, it was announced that the rumored
one-on-one showdown between Woods and Phil Mickelson was formally on for Thanksgiving
weekend. Woods lost the $9 million, winner-take-all match to his longtime rival, though he delivered
the highlight of the day by sinking a 22-foot chip shot on the par 3 17th hole. The golfer’s strong play continued into the
following year, with a 10th place showing at the WGC-Mexico Championship in February
leaving him on the cusp of cracking the Top 10 again. 2019 Masters Win and Presidential Medal of
Freedom On April 14, 2019, Woods completed a final-round
2-under 70 at the Masters for his first major championship in nearly 11 years. It was his
fifth win at the Masters and the 15th major title of his career, reviving his chances
of reaching the record 18 held by Nicklaus. On May 6, Woods received the Presidential
Medal of Freedom from Donald Trump, who noted the golfer’s ability to battle back from adversity
and his “relentless will to win, win, win.” “This has been an unbelievable experience,”
Woods told a gathering of family and supporters. “You’ve seen the good and the bad, the highs
and the lows, and I would not be in this position without your help.”

 

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  1. Dennis The Menance

    October 31, 2019 4:32 pm

    When I was GM of a Major Limo Co., out of Chicago and Primary Sponsor of a Amature Tournement at a Private CC( Had Sports Players-Bulls-Jordan, Bears, BlackHawks and of course, Mr. Cub-Ron Santo,I acknowledge a new Kid, name Woods..( I always wanted and have supported the UnderDog- Girls and Minorities) and he stood out like a Blocak Spot n a Golf Cours Putting Green! And also Partnered him up to have one of his Idols, The "Mex" and Arnold Palmer and Jack N. in the Same Limo from the Hotel and on the Course( It was al a Best Ball Play and a Very Successfull Luncheon and Auction..I still have a Autgraphed Score Card that was his and 1 from The Mex..( That will be passed down in my Familly as some of my Collectanbles..

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