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Tiger Woods Bio (2020)
Everything There Is To Know & More

By Ryan Williams
Tiger Woods Bio
18 September 2020
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Tiger Woods Biography: Eldrick Tont AKA “Tiger” Woods is an American professional golfer, entrepreneur, endorser, and philanthropist.

Tiger rose to fame when he won the 1997 U.S. Masters at Augusta and became the youngest person to receive the award and regarded as one of the greatest golfers of all time.

In our Tiger Woods Bio, you’ll find out everything there is to know and more.

We’ll be looking at:

  • His Early Life
  • His Family and Relationships – Good, Bad and Ugly!
  • Scandals – yes, there were a few of these!
  • Much more…

So, are you ready to tee-off?

Off we go…

Who is Tiger Woods?

Eldrick Tont Woods (Tiger Woods) was born on December 30, 1975, and is of Thai-African-American descent.

He was raised in California and introduced to golf by his father when he was two. His father was also the one who gave him his “Tiger” nickname in honor of his father’s close friend.

For more on Tiger Woods, here are some quick facts about him:

Tiger Woods Bio
Expert On: Golf
Date of Birth: 30.10, 1975
Current Occupation: Professional Golf Player, Businessman
Nationality: American
Martial Status: Divorced
Languages: American-English
Religion: Buddhist
Height: 185cm
Weight: 84 kg

Eye Colour: Brown
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
Place Of Birth: Cypress, California, United States of America
Famous Friends: Micheal Jordan, Fred Couples, Notah Begat III, and more athletes
Favorite Color: Black
Favorite Food: McDonald’s
Smoking/ Drinking: Occassionally
Tattoos: None
Tiger Woods Net Worth: $800 Million
Tiger Woods has a Net Worth of $800,000,000 according to bouncemojo.com”

The Young Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods was only two years old when he first learned how to play golf – showing his dad his abilities – and believe me, they weren’t like the other kids!

Hence…

….why his father decided to train him to become a world-class sportsman.

Growing up, Woods spent most of his time practicing and playing golf. But besides that, he also enjoyed playing video games and other sports like swimming and diving.

Woods studied in Western High School where he was voted as the “Most Likely to Succeed” in his batch.

Someone had a crystal ball there!

Fast forward to university – Tiger Woods earned scholarships from different universities – however, he chose Stanford.

But…

….after two years in college, the golf prodigy decided to quit school and train instead to become a professional golfer.

Young Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods Family & Relationships

The people behind Tiger Woods

Born to Earl Woods, former lieutenant colonel, and Kultida Woods, a housewife, was Eldrick Tont Woods.

His mother is a mix of Thai, Dutch, and Chinese descent, while his father is an African American.

Earl was also Woods’ very first coach – he trained him from when he was just three years old.

On the other hand

…Kultida was responsible for her son enjoying other hobbies aside from golf.

His parents have been supportive of his career since day 1 and have always attended his tournaments ever since then.

Unfortunately, in 2006, Earl Woods died after battling prostate cancer for several years – leaving Kultida as a widow.

Tiger Woods Dad

Tiger Wood’s love life

Woods and Elin Nordegren tied the knot in 2004 and ended their marriage in 2010, the couple has two kids. Sadly after numerous cheating scandals, the couple divorced in 2010.

Woods with his current girlfriend, Erica Herman during the Presidents Cup Gala Night in 2019.

In 2017, Woods started dating Erica Herman (direct operations manager of his restaurant) and they have been in a relationship ever since.

Tiger Woods Erica Herman

Tiger Woods Education

Woods finished high school in Anaheim, California.

He went on to study at Stanford University under a golf scholarship for two years but left to pursue his golf career.

Tiger Woods Career

It’s a long story filled with a huge amount of success and stardom in the name of Golf – are you ready?

Tiger won the Masters – 2019

Tiger won the Masters for his fifteenth overall major championships, his first in 11 years. Months later, he had knee surgery and by the time it was healed, he announced in October 2019, that he would be playing his first 2020 PGA Tour event at the Zozo Championship in Japan.

Tied second at the Valspar – 2018

He completed one-shot back and tied second at the Valspar title in Florida which was his first Top 5 finish at the PGA tournament. Also, he took the lead in the last round of the British Open and finished in a tie for 6th. He also won the Tour Championship for his 80th career triumph in the PGA tournament, leaving him two short of the record.

First PGA Tour – 2017

In 2017, he made his first PGA Tour and missed the cut at Torrey Pines. In October, he pleaded guilty to reckless driving and consented to attend a diversion program. In December, he came back to the tournament at the Hero World Challenge, posted three rounds during the 60s and tied for ninth against an 18-man field, 10 shots behind.

Hero World Challenge Golf Tournament – 2016

In 2016, he missed several competitions while recovering from back surgery. After 15 months of being off the golf tours, he eventually made a comeback in the Hero World Challenge golf tournament.

Phoenix Open & Masters – 2015

He was thought to be a beginner with his short game at the Phoenix Open and pulled back after 11 holes at the Torrey Pines. In April, he returned to the Masters and tied for 17th. In the Memorial, he shot an 85 in his third round which was his highest score as an expert.

Back Surgery – 2014

He missed the Augusta National for the first time due to back surgery. He also missed the cut in the PGA Tournament and had a break for the rest of the year (missing the Ryder Cup), to get healthy.

Farmers Insurance Open, PGA title, and WGC-Cadillac Championship – 2013

In 2013, Woods’ commanding play returned when he won the Farmers Insurance Open for his 75th PGA title and WGC-Cadillac Championship that gave him his 17th WGC award for the seventh time. Days after, he won the Arnold Palmer Invitational and finished in a tie for 8th which has put him back near the top in the world rankings.

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Arnold Palmer, and PGA Tour Memorial Competition – 2012

He started with two competitions where he began well yet battled in the last round. He won the Arnold Palmer Invitational, his first win on the PGA Visit since 2009. He also scored his 73rd PGA Tour win at the Memorial Competition, tying with Jack Nicklaus as runner up for most PGA Visit victories, and beat him after at the AT&T National.

Masters, Emirates Australian, and Chevron World Challenge Open – 2011

Wood’s exhibition was not happy, yet he bounced back to No.5 after falling to No.7 with a solid performance at the 2011 Masters, where he tied in 4th. In mid-November, he won third place at the Emirates Australian Open and rose to the 50th in the ranking. He also broke his bad record with a triumph at December’s Chevron World Challenge.

Masters – 2010

He came back to the 2010 Masters where he finished tied in fourth place just a few months after he broadcast a conciliatory sentiment for his wrongful conduct. He followed the Masters with less than impressive displays which made the remainder of the season embarrassing –  while completing the season positioned as No. 2 across the globe.

Presidents Cup – 2009

He had an eagerly awaited come back to golf in 2009 when he did quite well. His rebound incorporated an astounding performance at the 2009 Presidents Cup, yet he failed to win a major. 

US Open and PGA Tour – 2008

He kept excelling in the first part of 2008 when, on his return for the 2008 US Open, he claimed to be the sixth person to win it thrice or more. Also, he was made the only golfer to win two tournaments in the same season and the first to win the PGA Tour seven times in the same events.

U.S. Open, PGA Championship, and PGA – 2007

Woods won runner-up in the U.S. Open. Also, he became the only player who had consecutive wins of the PGA Championship in two different events. He was awarded the PGA Player of the Year, PGA Tour Player of the Year, Golf Writers Association of America Player of the Year, and more.

PGA competitions, Masters – 2006

In 2006, he started by winning his first two PGA competitions, but he failed to catch his fifth Masters title in April. Moreover, after his father’s death, he immediately came back and finished the year by winning 6 successive tours. At the close of the season, he had 54 successes including 12 majors.

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Won Six PGA Tour Visits, Won an Open Championship – 2005

In 2005, he bounced back and won six PGA Tour visits and recovered the top position in July in the wake of trading it to and fro with Singh over the main half portion of the year. Also, he won an Open Championship wherein he was named as the second golfer to have won four consecutive major championships more than once.

A Bad Year – 2003-2004

He did not win any competitions during these years.

Mercedes Championships at the Kapalua Resort in Hawaii – 2002

In 2002, he hit a 498-yard drive on the standard-5 18th in the Mercedes Championships at the Kapalua Resort in Hawaii. The shot was considered to be the longest drive throughout the entire existence of the PGA Tournaments – according to Shotlink.

Youngest Golfer Ever To Accomplish The Career Grand Slam – 2001

He became the youngest golf player ever to accomplish the Career Grand Slam. In addition, he won the 2001 Masters and was the only player to win four back-to-back titles in major golf events simultaneously. Moreover, he also completed an achievement called the “Tiger Slam.”

The Greatest Performance in Golf History”2000

He won during the U.S Open at Pebble Beach by 15 shots, making it the biggest edge in his major title history which was labeled The Greatest Performance in Golf History”. ”Also, he won six tournaments on the PGA Tour, which was considered to be the longest winning streak since 1948.

Completed The Season with Eight Successes – 1999

He completed the season with eight successes in 1999, including the PGA title, an accomplishment not seen since John Miller in 1974. Furthermore, he may have experienced severe myopia and went on to have surgery, yet he still managed to win these tour events.

Swing Change – 1998

In 1998, he had his dull moments and had a swing change. He was qualified to play during the third round at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am but decided not to continue due to the bad weather – yet it was his best decision before his comeback.

Youngest Champion – 1997

Once again, he became the first African American and the youngest champion in his first major tournament, the U.S Masters. Months later, he set the record as No.1 in the Official World Golf Ranking.

Winning Thrice In A Row – 1996

In 1996, at the age of 20 and an amateur,  he made an extraordinary competitive career achievement by winning thrice in a row in the US. He promoted deals with Nike, Inc. – the most rewarding endorsement contract in golf history. Further, he was named Sportsman of the Year and PGA Tour Rookie of the Year.

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Tiger Woods Scandals & Controversies

Tiger Woods vs Palm Beach, Florida – 2017

In 2017, Woods was jailed for reckless driving. He pleaded guilty and was given a year on probation, a $250 fine, and had to do 50 hours of community service in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. He was also given regular drug tests and an alcohol ban during his probation.

Tiger Woods vs Elin Nordegren – 2010

Despite announcing his therapy to fix their marriage early in 2010 – Woods and Nordegren divorced and ended their seven years of union. After it was settled, Nordegren received a $100 million settlement fee for their divorce.

Tiger Woods vs Infidelity Scandals – 2009

After four years of marriage, Woods had an adultery scandal with a nightclub manager in New York, the latter denied the accusations.

Days after his infidelity issue, Woods crashed his Cadillac Escalade SUV into a fire hydrant and a tree near his place. He experienced minor facial lacerations and was rushed to the hospital for treatment. He didn’t join any tournament in 2009 due to this accident.

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   Interesting Facts About Tiger Woods

  1. Woods started playing golf as a toddler! And when he turned 3, he’d already shot a 48 over nine holes in a golf course where he and his father played.
  2. He also takes part in other sports like basketball, diving, and soccer.
  3. The first golf course he owned was in Montgomery, Texas and he opened it in 2016.
  4. He wears the color red on his finals for luck.
  5. He had laser eye surgery to fix his eyesight and this gave him 20/15 vision.
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Tiger Woods Movies

In 1998, his life story was turned into a film by LeVar Burton, where it starred Keith David and Khalil Kain. The movie’s title was The Tiger Woods Story, and it earned three nominations from the Daytime Emmy Awards.

Tiger Woods Movies

The Tiger Woods Story

This movie shows the life story of golf superstar – Tiger Woods.

How I Play Golf

In this book, Tiger Woods shares his secrets on how he paved the way to success.

The 1997 Masters: My Story

Twenty years after his first Masters win – Tiger Woods talks about his experiences through this book.

Tiger Woods Books

Aside from playing golf, Woods’ also ventured into writing. He has published two successful books in 2001, and 2017. The first book was entitled How I Play Golf where he shares the secrets to his success. The next one was named The 1997 Masters: My Story that was about his thoughts on his 1997 win.

The Tiger Woods Story

This movie shows the life story of golf superstar – Tiger Woods.

How I Play Golf

In this book, Tiger Woods shares his secrets on how he paved the way to success.

The 1997 Masters: My Story

Twenty years after his first Masters win – Tiger Woods talks about his experiences through this book.

Business Interests

Tiger Woods also invested in his brand named TGR – Tiger Woods Ventures. It features his restaurants, sports lounges, golf course design firm (TGR Design), and his foundation. To know more about this, take a look at Tiger Woods’ Net Worth.

Tiger Woods Lifetime Achievements

Here are the lifetime achievements Woods has accomplished throughout his career:

  1. He won 14 major championships up to date.
  2. To add to that, he also won 79 PGA Tours.
  3. Woods topped the Official World Golf Rankings for 545 weeks.
  4. Ge was once named the PGA Player of the Year.
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Top 3 Quotes From Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods Quotes

“You can always become better.”

Tiger Woods Quotes

My main focus is on my game.”

Tiger Woods Quotes

You’ve got to stay patient, stay in the moment, keep grinding… You never know what can happen. And it turned out well.

Top 3 Memes – Tiger Woods

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Tiger Woods Meme

3 Lessons From Tiger Woods

  1. A reminder from Woods to be patient with your progress and never lose hope that you’ll achieve what you’re aiming for. Just hustle and strive harder, and soon you’ll be able to take that rest.
  2. Woods reminds people to be the best version of themselves as much as possible. He says we must be an excellent example because anyone can influence another person – anytime. That’s why he now tries his best to be a role model to others despite his controversies and issues in the past.
  3. Woods also explained how he stays positive despite the failures he has had in the past. He tries to make the negatives a lesson for the decisions he makes for his future.
Tiger Woods Bio
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FAQs: Frequently Asked Questions (with Tiger Woods)

Q: What is the secret of Tiger Woods’ victories?

A: According to Woods, the secret to his victories is his religion – Buddhism.

Q: What clubs does famous golfer Tiger Woods use?

A: He mostly uses Taylor Made products when training for his tournaments.

Q: Is Tiger Woods married?

A: No, he is a divorcee. However, Woods is currently in a relationship with his former restaurant manager, Erica Herman.

Q: How many Masters did Tiger Woods win?

A: Tiger Woods won four Masters throughout his career.

Q: Why is Tiger Woods called Tiger and not Eldrick?

A: It was his father who first gave him his nickname as a tribute to a soldier his father was close to.

Summary: Tiger Woods Bio

Well,  that was Tiger Woods’ biography, he surely had a rollercoaster of controversies but he was still able to move on from them every time – Kudos for that.

My biggest takeaway from this is to always do your best to achieve your goals every day.  Keep hustling and you’ll surely earn the benefits of your hard work very soon.

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