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American Professional Golfer

  • Tiger Woods was born Eldrick Tont Woods on December 31, 1975 at Long Beach Hospital in Orange County, California, USA.
  • He appeared on CBS News and Mike Douglas Show putting with Bob Hope at age 2
  • He shot 48 for Nine holes at the Navy Golf Club in Cypress, California at age 3
  • Appeared on "That's Incredible" at age 5.
  • At age 6 Tiger Woods made his first birdie on a 91 yard par three.
  • By age 7 his father, Earl had him listening to subliminal tapes to improve his mental game.
  • As a kid, his goal was to be beat his father.
  • At the age of 8, he won his Optimist International Junior World Title. He won 5 more later.
  • He studied at Stanford University and was part of its Golf team.
  • At the age of 24, he was the youngest to win the British Open in 2000.
  • In 2007, Tiger became only the second golfer after Sam Snead to win five or more events in eight different seasons. He made it nine seasons in 2009 to own the record by himself.
  • His wife Elin Nordegren, a Swedish model in 2001. They divorced on August 23, 2010. She is reported to have received a settlement of approximately $100 million.
  • He is a Buddhist.
  • Tiger owns a 150-foot yacht called Privacy.
  • Tiger was named Athlete of the Decade by the Associated Press for the first 10 years of the 21st century.
  • His estimated earnings in 2010 is at US$90.5 million from winnings and endorsements. In July 2010, Forbes announced Woods as the richest sportsman in the world, earning a reported $105m according to them and $90.5m according to Sports Illustrated.
  • Tiger announced his return to golf competitions on March 16, 2010 after his car accident and problems with personal life.

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