Tiger Woods – a golfer, was born on December 30, 1975 in the city of Cypress, California. The best known player is the one leading in professional golf who has won 14 top ranks.
In his biography Tiger Woods 14 times was the owner of the main golf titles. He is the greatest sports star since Jack Nicklaus. Before becoming an adult, formed an athlete, Tiger already in his childhood showed his uniqueness. Father Tiger – Earl – showed his son golf, when he was only 9 months old. At the age of two, Woods made the famous event now – pushing the ball into the hole on the Mike Douglas show.
Woods won three consecutive titles in amateur golf: from 1994 to 1996. In 1996, he started golf professionally, signing a contract with Nike for $ 40 million. For ten seasons Woods received public recognition, winning 46 competitions in the Association of Professional Golf.
At the first competitions “Masters” in 1997, Tiger won. Later, the athlete won the PGA championship, the British, and also the American championships. Thanks to this, Tiger Woods took the place among those players who in their career won all the major competitions in golf.
In April 2001, Woods again won the Masters, becoming the first holder of all titles in the new century.
From 1999 to 2000, Tiger won six consecutive victories, a record that no one has repeated since Ben Hogan’s in 1948. Strengthening his reputation as a successor to Jack Nicklaus, Woods won the British championship in 2005 – this year Nicklaus last appeared at the competition. Despite the fact that the 2005-2006 season was not easy for Tiger, he again won the British championship in 2006, and the PGA championship in 2006 and 2007.
Additional information: For his biography Tiger Woods won the highest competitions at least twice. “Masters” – in 1997, 2001, 2002, 2005, PGA in 1999, 2000, 2006, 2007, the British championship in 2000, 2005, 2006, the championship of the USA in 2000, 2002, 2008.
Father Woods fought in Vietnam, and named his son “Tiger” in memory of an employee of the South Vietnamese army.
The athlete married Swede Elin Nordegren on October 5, 2004 on the island of Barbados. June 18, 2007 they had a daughter, Sam Alexis Woods. To reporters, Tiger said that “Sam” is another nickname his father gave him as a child.
After winning the Masters in 2001 and 2002, Woods joined Niklaus, as well as Nick Faldo, the only player who twice successively won the competition. Once Oprah Winfrey Tiger said that even in his childhood he decided that he was a “Kablinazian” – a mixture of white, black, American Indians, and also Asians. His mother is from Thailand, and his father is an American with a lot of ethnic roots.