Tiger Woods

Eldrick Tont Woods Biography

Full Name Tiger Woods
Age 48 Years old.
Birth Name Eldrick Tont Woods
Birth Date 1975-12-30
Gender Male

Eldrick Tont Woods, professionally known as Tiger Woods is an American professional golfer. He comes to light for being tied for first in PGA Tour wins, ranks second in men's major championships, and holds numerous golf records. He has won over 100 Tour events and became the youngest player to complete the PGA Career Grand Slam. He has won 15 majors, including 5 Masters Tournaments. Tiger started playing golf before the age of two under the tutelage of his father Earl Woods, who was one of Kansas State University's first African-American college baseball players. He was also named after Col. Vuong Dang Phong, who was a friend of his father and was also called Tiger.

Tiger reached number one in the Official World Golf Ranking for the first time in June 1997, less than a year after turning pro. He fell to number 58 in the world rankings in November 2011 before ascending again to the number-one ranking between March 2013 and May 2014. As well, Woods has been the number one player in the world for the most consecutive weeks and for the greatest total number of weeks of any golfer in history. He has also been awarded PGA Player of the Year a record 11 times and has won the Byron Nelson Award for lowest adjusted scoring average a record eight times. 

Nationality American
Religion Buddism
Horoscope Capricorn

Tiger Woods Background

Tiger Woods was born on 30th December 1975 with the real name of Eldrick Tont Woods in Cypress, California, U.S. He is American by nationality and African-Ameircan by ethnicity. Similarly, he follows the Buddhism religion and her race is black. Tiger's present age is 47 which he celebrated back in 2022 and as per his birthdate, his zodiac sign is Capricorn. His father, Earl Woods is a Retired Lieutenant Colonel & Vietnam war veteran and his mother's name is Kultida Woods. He has three half-siblings two brothers, Earl Jr. and Kevin, and one sister named Royce. 

Ethnicity American
Place Of Birth Cypress, California
Birth Nation USA
Father Earl Woods
Mother Kultida "Tida" Woods
Siblings 3
Brothers Earl Jr. and Kevin Woods
Sisters Royce Woods

Regarding Woods's education, he graduated from Western High School, in Anaheim, California in 1994. He was voted "Most likely to succeed" among his fellows on graduation. He then joined Stanford University in the same year under a golf scholarship. In University, Tiger was declared a major in Economics. But he dropped out of college after 2 years to concentrate on his pro career as a golfer.

Tiger Woods Golf Career

  • At the age of three, he shot 48 over nine holes at the Navy course, and at the age of five, he appeared in Golf Digest and on ABC's That's Incredible!.
  • At the age of eight, he won the 9-10 boys' event at the Junior World Golf Championships.
  • At the age of 13, he played in the 1989 Big I, which was his first major national junior tournament.
  • He became the youngest U.S. Junior Amateur champion at the age of 15.
  • Later, he finished his first PGA Tour event, the Nissan Los Angeles Open, and was also named Golf Digest Amateur Player of the Year, Golf World Player of the Year, and Golfweek National Amateur of the Year.
  • He also became the youngest winner of the U.S Amateur Championship in the year of 1994.
  • He became the first golfer to win three consecutive U.S. Amateur titles and won the NCAA individual golf championship at the age of 20.
  • On 13th April 1997, he won his first major, the Master, and Woods finished the 1999 season with eight wins.
  • Woods won six consecutive events on the PGA Tour in the year 2000.
  • He also won the 2001 Masters and won four consecutive major professional golf titles.
  • In the year 2005, he won six official PGA Tour and in the year 2006, he won two PGA tournaments.
  • In the year 2008, he underwent knee surgery and missed two months on the tour.
  • Later after his recovery and playing for the 2009 seasons, Woods returned to competition in April at the 2010 Masters, where he finished tied for fourth place.
  • In the year 2011, he missed several games because of his leg injuries.
  • In the year 2012, he started with two tournaments (the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship and the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am).
  • In the year 2013, January, he won the Farmers Insurance Open. But, Woods injured himself during the final round of the Honda Classic and was unable to finish the tournament in the season of 2014.
  • On 5th February 2015, Woods withdrew from the Farmers Insurance Open after another back injury.
  • On Sunday, 11th March 2018, he finished one-shot back and tied for second at the Valspar Championship in Florida, his first top-five finish on the PGA Tour.
  • He then tied for sixth with a score of five-under-par at the 2018 Open Championship and returned to the winner's circle for the 80th time in his PGA Tour career on 23rd September 2018, when he won the season-ending Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club on the second time and that tournament for the third time.  
  • He also won the Masters on 14th April 2019, which was his first major championship win in eleven years and his 15th major overall, and finished 13 under par to win by one stroke over Dustin Johnson, Xander Schauffele, and Brooks Koepka.
  • Subsequently, Tiger became the second oldest golfer ever to win the Masters at the age of 43, after Jack Nicklaus who was 46 when he triumphed in 1986
  • In October 2019, he played in his first 2020 PGA Tour event at the Zozo Championship which was the first-ever PGA Tour event played in Japan. 
  • Furthermore, Tiger had microdiscectomy surgery on his back for the fifth time on 23rd December 2020 as the operation was to remove a pressurized disc fragment that was pinching his nerve and causing him pain during the PNC Championship.  
  • Later he returned to play in his first professional tournament since his 2021 motor vehicle crash at the 2022 Masters Tournament and made the cut and finished in 47th place at 13-over par, 23 shots behind the winner Scottie Scheffler.
  • Besides his golf career, he has also a golf instruction column for "Golf Digest" magazine from 1997 to February 2011. In 2001, he wrote a best-selling golf instruction book, "How I Play Golf", which had the largest print run of any golf book for its first edition, 1.5 million copies.
  • He published a memoir, "The 1997 Masters: My Story" in March 2017, co-authored by Lorne Rubenstein, and announced he would be writing a memoir book titled "Back".

Awards and Achievements

  • World Golf Hall of Fame - 2021 (member page)
  • Haskins Award - 1996
  • PGA Tour Rookie of the Year - 1996
  • PGA Player of the Year - 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2013
  • PGA Tour Player of the Year - 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2013
  • PGA Tour leading money winner - 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2013
  • Vardon Trophy - 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2013
  • Byron Nelson Award - 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
  • FedEx Cup Champion - 2007, 2009
  • Presidential Medal of Freedom

Tiger Woods Persona Life: Wife, Kids & Girlfriend

Marital Status Divorced
Children 2; Sam Alexis Woods, Charlie Axel Woods
Spouse Elin Nordegren

Tiger Woods is a married man. He is currently dating his beautiful girlfriendErica Herman since late 2017 who is a restaurant manager. The couple's relationship is outstanding till now and hopes it will remain the same in the future too. There is a greater possibility of his marriage after all he seems happy in his relationship with his girlfriend. Furthermore, talking about his sexual orientation, he is straight.

Previously, Tiger became engaged to Elin Nordegren in November 2003 who is a Swedish former model and daughter of former minister of migration Barbro Holmberg and radio journalist Thomas Nordegren. The couple gave birth to a daughter in 2007, whom they named Sam Alexis Woods. Their son, Charlie Axel Woods, was born in 2009. However, after six years of marriage, Woods and Nordegren divorced on 23rd August 2010.

Moreover, on 18th March 2013, Tiger announced that he and Olympic gold medal skier Lindsey Vonn were dating. The couple split up in May 2015. From November 2016 to August 2017, Woods was rumored in a relationship with stylist Kristin Smith. 

Tiger Woods Career Earning: Net Worth

Tiger Woods has a net worth of 1.1 billion USD as of 2023 and he also earns a handsome amount of salary which is between $50-$60 million per year. He has established an identity already and he's also superbly ambitious and continues to work even harder to reach his set objectives. He signed endorsement deals with numerous companies shortly after his 21st birthday in 1996, including General Motors, Titleist, General Mills, American Express, Accenture, and Nike.

Net Worth 1.1 billion USD
Salary $50-$60 million per year
Source of Wealth Golf Career

In 2005, Tiger became the face of TAG Heuer's world's first professional golf watch and he is also the face of EA's Golf Video game series. Moving on, in 2007, he signed up to be the face of Gillette Champions and Gatorade. Last year, he signed a deal with Fuse Science Inc., a sports nutrition firm. In addition, his major source of income is his golf career. Additionally, Tiger was the first golfer to have a net worth of over one billion dollars in 2022. 

Tiger Woods Height & Weight

Hair Color Black
Eye Color Brown
Height 6.1
Weight 84
Bicep Size 14 in
Shoe Size 11

Tiger Woods stands at a tall height of 6 ft 1 in or 185 cm and his body weighs around 84 kg or 185 lbs. He has good-looking black hair and dark brown eyes color. Tigher's body build type is athletic and his body measurements are 41-33-14 inches. His ethical background is probably one of the reasons for his bold and extremely attractive personality.