The history of sport and golf will not be complete without the mention of this great man named Tiger Woods. Tiger Woods has cemented his name into the greats in the sport. What was his background like when growing up? How did he become famous in golf sport?. Read this detailed profile about Tiger Woods to find out.
TIGER WOODS BIOGRAPHY
Tiger Woods was not always known as Tiger Woods. The name given at his birth was Eldrick Tony Woods and it was after a friend of his father died he was given the name ‘Tiger’. Tiger Woods was born on the 30th of December 1975 which makes him about 46 years of age. He was born to Earl and Kultida Woods and has about 3 half-siblings which were a result of his father previous marriage.
TIGER WOODS EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND
For his elementary education, Tiger Woods graduated from Western High School where he completed his primary and secondary education. For his tertiary education he was admitted to Stanford University where he was a beneficiary of a scholarship which he earned from his tender golfing career.
TIGER WOODS CAREER
After passing his teenage years to the age of 20, he became a professional golfer and signed deals big sporting brands. At the age of 21, he proved that you’re not too young to shine by winning his first Masters title and set the record as the youngest winner of that title. He didn’t stop breaking records there as he continued in that fashion by making his debut at the Official World Golf ranking by becoming the No.1 golfer and becoming the first person since 1974 with eight wins in 1999. In 2001, the golfing season ended with him becoming the first person in the history of golf sport to win four major titles at the same time. However, his form dropped in the next season but he was not weighed down as in 2005 and 2006, he won the PGA Tour events and had 54 wins at the end of those years.
His career was not always rosy as in 2008, his golfing career paused for a while as he had a serious injury to his knee. He returned the next year and had picked up the Presidents Cup.
Tiger Woods career was hindered by controversies and is performance for a time dropped seeing him fall from number 1 to number 7 in the world rankings. That didn’t last for long as he came back to his usual form and won the Farmers Insurance Open in January 2013 and reaffirm his position as number 1. The years 2015, 2016, 2017 saw little of Tiger Woods on the field as his injury problems surfaced and as a result hindered his performance at the Farmers Open, U.S Open, Open Championship, Masters.
In 2018, he returned to the field in fine form as he scooped the Tour Championship title. In 2019, he got his first ever Masters title in eleven years.
In 2020, he participated at a Championship competition in Japan and won over his opponent Hideki and that made him have the most victories on the PGA Tour.
TIGER WOODS CONTROVERSIES
At some point in his career, he was reported to have had an affair with one Rachel, a popular night club owner. Two days later, he was involved in an accident which resulted in injuries and booked for careless driving. Later, he published a statement on his website stating that what had happened was his responsibility.
Days later, a voice mail which he sent to a strange woman leaked to the public and that resulted in several women claiming that they once had an affair with the former world number 1. This resulted in the termination of contract from several sponsors.
TIGER WOODS AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS
Tiger Woods have been a beneficiary of major awards and recognitions throughout his career. He has been awarded with:
‘Induction into the California Hall Of Fame’, ‘Associated Press Award’ for the Athlete of the Last Ten Years.
TIGER WOODS NET WORTH
He is estimated to be valued over $50,000,000.
TIGER WOODS QUOTES
‘If you were asked to be a model for someone, I feel you should accept it because you can influence a person’s life in a positive way, and that’s what I wish to do. That is what this is about’ – Tiger Woods
– ‘You can win all the tournaments you want, but the majors are what you’re remembered for. It’s how you’re measured as a champion in our sport. The majors are where it’s at.’ – Tiger Woods
That’s all on Tiger Woods.
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