Tiger Woods

Golfer

1975 –

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Who is Tiger Woods?

Eldrick Tont "Tiger" Woods is an American professional golfer whose achievements to date rank him among the most successful golfers of all time. Currently the World No. 1, he has been one of the highest-paid athletes in the world for several years according to Forbes.

Woods turned professional in 1996, and by April 1997 he had already won his first major, the 1997 Masters in a record-breaking performance, winning the tournament by 12 strokes. He first reached the number one position in the world rankings in June 1997. Through the 2000s, Woods was the dominant force in golf, spending 264 weeks from August 1999 to September 2004 and 281 weeks from June 2005 to October 2010 as world number one. From December 2009 to early April 2010, Woods took leave from professional golf to focus on his marriage after he admitted infidelity. His multiple infidelities were revealed by several different women, through many worldwide media sources. This was followed by a loss of golf form, and his ranking gradually fell to a low of No. 58 in November 2011. He ended a career-long winless streak of 107 weeks when he captured the Chevron World Challenge in December 2011. After winning the Arnold Palmer Invitational on March 25, 2013, he ascended to the No.1 Ranking once again.

Famous Quotes:

  • I've done it before. It won't be the last time. You're going to go years where you just don't win. That's okay, as long as you keep trying to improve.
  • I think the best thing is being able to play golf competitively for a living. Ever since I was a little boy, that's something I've always wanted to do, and now I get a chance to live out my dreams.

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Born
Dec 30, 1975
Cypress
Also known as
  • Eldrick Woods
  • Righty
  • Mr. T
  • Eldrick Tiger Woods
  • Eldrick Tont "Tiger" Woods
  • Eldrick Tont Woods
  • Tiger E. Woods
  • Tiger
  • Urkel
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Children
Religion
  • Buddhism
Ethnicity
  • Chinese American
  • African American
  • Thai American
  • Asian American
  • Native Americans in the United States
  • Multiracial American
  • Indigenous peoples of the Americas
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Stanford University
  • Western High School
Lived in
  • Windermere
  • Orange County
  • Jupiter Island

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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