Tiger Woods

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Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods
Woods in 2014
Personal info
Full name Eldrick Tont Woods
Nickname Tiger
Born (1975-12-30) December 30, 1975
Cypress, California
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg)
Nationality  United States
Residence Jupiter Island, Florida
Spouse Elin Nordegren (2004–2010)
Children 2
Career
College Stanford University
(did not graduate)
Turned professional 1996
Current tour(s) PGA Tour (joined 1996)
Professional wins 106
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 79 (2nd all time)
European Tour 40 (3rd all time)
Japan Golf Tour 2
Asian Tour 1
PGA Tour of Australasia 1
Other 16
Best results in 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
(For a full list of awards, see here)

Eldrick Tiger Woods (No. Cypress, Calif., December 30, 1975) is an American golfer. He is considered one of the most important golfers of all time, along with Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer. Currently has 14 majors, becoming the second player with more majors won in the history of that sport, four Jack Nicklaus. He won four titles at the Augusta Masters of 1997, 2001, 2002 and 2005, three at the US Open in 2000, 2002 and 2008, three at the 2000, 2005 and 2006 British Open and four at the PGA Championship. 1999, 2000, 2006 and 2007.

In addition, the Californian achieved 8 victories in the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, 7 in the WGC-Cadillac Championship and 3 in the WGC Match Play.

Woods has won 79 PGA Tour tournaments and garnered 185 top-10s. He led the winnings list at the US Circuit on ten occasions in 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, and 2013 and ranked second in 2003, 2008 and 2012. He also stood out in the European Tour, where he has obtained 40 victories and 90 top-10s.

Tiger Woods’s Biography

He was born in Cypress on December 30, California, of the marriage between Earl Woods, of African-American origin (but with Chinese and Amerindian ancestry) and veteran of the Vietnam War (His father nicknamed him “Tiger” in honor of his companion of combat Nguyen Phong, who saved his life in the Vietnam War), and Kultida Woods, of Thai descent (although with Chinese and Dutch ancestry).

Woods started playing golf at the age of 2 years. He rose to fame after winning three consecutive United States Amateurs Open before turning 20 years old. He decided to become a professional in 1996 and in three months he won two professional tournaments. In 1997, he surprised the world after winning the prestigious Masters at the Augusta National Golf Club in an incontestable way: at only 21 years of age, he became the youngest person to win a major, with the biggest difference of strokes and the most low.

His presence in the world of golf revolutionized the game and produced more interest in this sport. He did not win a grand slam tournament until the 1999 PGA Championship, when he defeated Spaniard Sergio García. In 2000, Tiger won three of the four majors of the year, something no one had done since Ben Hogan succeeded in 1953. In Pebble Beach, California, he won the US Open by a record margin of fifteen strokes and tied the lowest score in the history of the tournament. A month later, at St. Andrews, the birthplace of golf, he won the British Open. To end a formidable summer, he won again the PGA Championship in an unforgettable duel against the unknown Bob May. With his victory in the 2001 Masters, Woods became the only player to possess all four grand slam trophies at the same time, but he got them in different years, which is why many do not consider him a Grand Slam. Tiger Woods has won 14 majors in his career, just under 18 Jack Nicklaus.

In 2001 Tiger Woods wrote the best-selling book on how to play golf, HowPlay Golf, counting on the broader circulation than any other golf book in its first edition, 1.5 million copies.

In 2004 he married the Swedish model Elin Nordegren, who was the nanny of Jesper Parnevik, a Swedish golfer who introduced them. They were married in a secret ceremony in Barbados before approximately 200 guests.

The influence of Tiger Woods caused tournament awards to grow. For example, when he won his first major in April 1997 he won approximately $ 486 & nbsp; 000, and when he won the same tournament in 2005, he earned $ 10 & nbsp; 260 & nbsp; 000. Thanks to his high contracts, Woods ended 2005 as the highest paid sportsman in the world according to Forbes magazine, with $ 87 million.

In 2006, Tiger did not pass the cut in a major for the first time in his professional career. It happened at the US Open and it was barely a month after his father’s death.

In October 2009, for the first time, Tiger Woods demonstrated his leadership in a team tournament, in the President’s Cup, a tournament similar to the Ryder Cup, but which faces the United States with a team from the rest of the world. exception of Europe. Even US captain Fred Couples recognized the importance of the world number one to win. Tiger added the final point to defeat the international team by 19.5 to 14.5. In addition, it had certain revengeful connotation, since it was the faces with Y. E. Yang, its executioner in the last PGA Championship.

On November 27, 2009 at 02:25 UTC, he suffered a car accident on his Cadillac Escalade vehicle as he left his home in a prestigious area in Florida, although initially the Highway Patrol reported that it was a serious accident, his representative and the hospital where he was treated, declared that he only suffered from cuts on his face. Woods was released that same day. Later it was learned that the accident was motivated by a sentimental dispute with his wife after discovering that the golfer had several extramarital affairs.

After Tiger’s constant injuries after his return to the top international category in golf, Tiger had missed a Masters in his entire career. On April 1,told the press thatwould undergo a microdiscectomy in the back to relieve a nerve that caused constant pain and thus be able to perform at maximum. For this reason he was not able to participate for the second time in the Masters of Augusta that he gave as date from April 7 to April 13, 2014.

On December 11, 2009, Woods announced on his website an indefinite withdrawal from the golf courses to fully focus on his family, because he had problems with infidelity, thanking all the support for his fans, business partners and sports rivals.

Finally, considered by many as the best golf player in history, he resumed his professional activity on April 5, 2010 at the Augusta Masters.

Currently, he has won three tournaments in 2012, the Arnold Palmer Invitational, Memorial Tournament and the At & amp;National tournament of which he is the host. With his three wins he is the player with the most victories this year. This 2012 had a regular performance in the Majors which had the lead in two of them but could not close them at the weekend (Us Open, Pga Championship). He qualified in the Fedex Cup playoffs this 2012 as the number 1 on the Fedex Cup list.

So far in 2013 he has played 5 tournaments of which he has achieved victory in 3 of them. These are the Farmers, the Memorial and the Arnold Palmer Invitational which has boosted him to the first position in the FedEx Cup classification and to the first place in the world ranking of golf, overtaking the Northern Irish Rory McIlroy.

After more than a year removed from golf for a back operation, Tiger Woods returned to play on December 1, 2016, in the Hero World Challenge tournament.

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