Tiger Woods

December 30, 1975, was the date of the birth of American professional golfer Tiger Woods. He holds many records and ranks second in men’s major championships. Championship golfer and most famous athlete, Tiger Woods, is considered the finest—a World Golf Hall of Fame inductee.

Woods turned professional at age 20 in 1996 after a stellar junior, collegiate, and amateur career. He won three PGA Tour events by April 1997, including his first major, the 1997 Masters, by 12 shots. The Official World Golf Ranking placed him number one for the first time in June 1997, less than a year after turning pro. Woods ruled golf in the first decade of the 21st century. He was world number one from August 1999 to September 2004 (264 weeks) and June 2005 to October 2010 (281 weeks). 13 significant titles were won during this time.

Woods has many golf records. He has the most straight and total weeks as number one golfer. He won 11 PGA Player of the Year awards and 8 Byron Nelson Awards. In eleven seasons, Woods led the money list. His career highlights include 15 significant titles (second only to Jack Nicklaus, 18) and 82 PGA Tour wins (equal to Sam Snead). Woods has the most central and PGA Tour victories. He is the youngest career Grand Slam winner after Gene Sarazen, Ben Hogan, Gary Player, and Jack Nicklaus. He is the second golfer after Nicklaus to complete a Grand Slam three times.

Woods was hospitalize during a single-car accident in February 2021. His right leg and ankle were broken, requiring immediate surgery. Woods told Golf Digest in November 2021 that he would play “a few events a year” after retiring from professional golf. The 2022 Masters marked his PGA Tour return after the vehicle incident.

Tiger Woods Career:

Colleges actively recruited Tiger Woods. Stanford University won the 1994 NCAA title. His first college tournament was the 40th Annual William H. Tucker Invitational in September 1994, after attending Stanford on a golf scholarship. His college teammate Notah Begay III called him “Urkel.” He won Pac-10 Player of the Year, NCAA First Team All-American, and Stanford Male Freshman of the Year in 1996 after defending his U.S. Amateur title at Newport Country Club in Rhode Island.

Woods tied for 41st in his first PGA Tour major, the 1995 Masters, at 19; two years later, he won by 12 shots. The first golfer to win three U.S. championships. He also won an NCAA individual.  Wood tied the amateur aggregate scoring record 281 as the leading amateur at The Open Championship. He quit college after two years to play golf professionally. Woods left California in 1996 owing to high taxes, he said in 2013.

Woods earned his 15th major title on April 14, 2019, his first in 11 years. He finished 13 under par over Dustin Johnson, Xander Schauffele, and Brooks Koepka. It was his second Masters win after Jack Nicklaus, who won at 46 in 1986. A year after knee surgery, Woods announced on social media that he had an arthroscopic Tour Championship treatment. Woods also said he’s walking and would play in Japan.

The Zozo Championship was Woods’ first PGA Tour event outside the U.S. in October 2019.  defeated Hideki Matsuyama by three strokes after leading every round of the rain-delayed competition. Woods tied Sam Snead with 82 Tour wins.

Woods had his fifth back microdiscectomy on December 23, 2020. A compressed disc fragment pinched his nerve during the PNC Championship, causing agony.

After his 2021 collision, Woods played his first professional tournament at the 2022 Masters Tournament.

Tiger Woods Family and Background:

Although he is their only kid, he is also related by blood to two half-brothers and a half-sister from his father’s first marriage. He was a Vietnam War veteran and former US Army officer born to African-American parents and had European, Native American, and maybe Chinese ancestry. While serving a tour of duty in Thailand in 1968, Earl met Kultida (née Punsawad). The woman is mixed-race since she has Dutch, Chinese, and Thai ancestry. Tiger is half Thai, half African American, half Native American, quarter Chinese, and quarter Caucasian, according to ESPN. He identified as “Cablinasian” (a syllabic acronym made up of the words Caucasian, Black, American Indian, and Asian).

Eldrick was his initial name, with an “E” for Earl and a “K” for Kultida at the end. Tont is a typical Thai middle name. Colonel Vuong Dang Phong, a close friend of his father’s who had also gone by the name Tiger, gave him the moniker. Cheyenne Woods, her niece, made her professional debut in the 2012 LPGA Championship while playing golf for Wake Forest University.

Woods was raise in Orange County. Before he was two, his physically fit father taught him golf. Earl was a single-digit handicap amateur golfer and one of Kansas State University’s first African-American college baseball players. Even though Woods’ father played baseball, he gave up on that dream after rupturing his rotator cuff. Due to his employment in the armed forces, Tiger’s father had access to the Los Alamitos Navy golf course close to the Joint Forces Training Base. Tiger has played several municipal courses and the par-3 Heartwell golf course in Long Beach.

Tiger Woods Net Worth:

American professional golfer Tiger Woods has a $1.1 billion net worth. Tiger makes between $50 and $60 million a year. He earned $63 million between June 2019 and June 2020. Since 1996, Tiger has earned more than $1.8 billion. After accounting for inflation, his career earnings easily exceed $2 billion. He is the highest-paid golfer in history and once held the title of highest-paid personality on earth.

Among the many honors he has received are five Masters victories, 82 PGA Tour victories, and victories in 15 major professional tournaments. He has held the top spot more often than any other player for a straight week. He has the all-time lowest scoring average. His has won the PGA Player of the Year award 11 times, Sportsman of the Year from Sports Illustrated twice, and AP Male Athlete four times. Woods is among the best golfers of all time and one of the most well-known athletes in history. In 2021, he was admitted to the World Golf Hall of Fame.

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