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Tiger Woods Profile

Player: Tiger Woods (Eldrick Tont Woods)

Nationality: American

Age/ DOB: December 30, 1975 (38)

Children: Charlie Axel Woods, Sam Alexis Woods

Siblings: Earl Woods, Jr., Royce Renee Woods, Kevin Dale Woods

Parents: Earl Woods, Kultida Woods

Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)

Weight: 185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st)

Residence: Jupiter Island, Florida

Career:-

College Stanford University (two years)

Turned professional 1996

Professional wins (106):-

PGA Tour wins (79)
European Tour wins (40)
Japan Golf Tour wins (2)
Asian Tour wins (1)
PGA Tour of Australasia wins (1)
Other professional wins (15)

Amateur wins (21)

Major Championships Wins: 14
Masters Tournament Won: 1997, 2001, 2002, 2005
U.S. Open Won: 2000, 2002, 2008
The Open Championship Won: 2000, 2005, 2006
PGA Championship Won: 1999, 2000, 2006, 2007

Achievements and awards:

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

Biography:

Tiger Woods was raised in Orange County, California, and started to play golf at the age of two.

At three years of age, he scored 48 over nine holes at the Cypress Navy course. At the age of five, he appeared in Golf Digest and on ABC’s That’s Incredible.

In 1984 at the age of eight, he won the 9–10 boys age group at the Junior World Golf Championships and had already broke 80.

Woods went on to win the Junior World Championships six times, including four consecutive wins from 1988 to 1991.

Woods scored his first sub-70 score at the age of 12. He went on to become the youngest ever U.S. Junior Amateur champion at the age of 15.

Woods successfully defended the U.S. Junior Amateur Golf Championship, becoming the first multiple winner and was named Golf Digest Amateur Player of the Year, Golf World Player of the Year, and Golfweek National Amateur of the Year.

The following golf season, Woods won his third consecutive U.S. Junior Amateur Championship. In 1994, at the TPC at Sawgrass in Florida, he became the youngest-ever winner of the U.S. Amateur Golf Championship.

Woods was a winning team member of the US Golf team at the 1994 Eisenhower Trophy World Amateur Golf Team Championships and played in the 1995 Walker Cup.

In 1995, Woods successfully defended his U.S. Amateur golf title at the Newport Country Club in Rhode Island and was an NCAA First Team All-American

At the age 20 in 1996, he became the first golfer to win three consecutive U.S. Amateur golf titles and won the NCAA individual college golf championship.

Woods turned professional in August 1996 and was named Sports Illustrated’s 1996 Sportsman of the Year and PGA Tour Rookie of the Year.

Woods won his first major, the 1997 Masters golf tournament at Augusta National, Georgia, USA, becoming the tournament’s youngest-ever winner. The same season, Woods set the record for the fastest-ever ascent to No. 1 in the Official World Golf Rankings (OWGR).

Woods was named “Athlete of the Decade” by the Associated Press in 2009. He has also been named Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year a record-tying four times, and is the only person to be named Sports Illustrated’s Sportsman of the Year more than once.

To date, Woods has won 106 professional events, which includes 14 major golf championships. He currently chases Jack Nicklaus, who holds the record of 18 major golf wins.

Woods has recorded 79 PGA Tour wins and is only three wins from equalling Sam Snead’s record of 82 victories.

Author

Graham J Gordon, The Editor and Owner, GolfblogspotUK

The GolfblogspotUK website is owned and run by former Walker Cup player and European Tour card holder, Graham J Gordon, from Scotland, the Home of Golf. The owner is a golf fanatic who had to retire early from competitive tour play due to a back injury that required surgery. Graham wishes to share his knowledge and own experiences of the game with the GolfblogspotUK community and to receive your feedback on all aspects of the sport. Graham has been playing the game for over 20 years and received a great deal of pleasure from the sport. He has met several friends and visited many different places around the world, thanks to playing the great game of golf. Time to put a little back into the game to help others.

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