Tiger Woods

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  • Birth Name: Eldrick T. Woods
  • Birth Place: Cypress, California, United States
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 12/30/1975, Capricorn
  • Profession: Golfer
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Tiger Woods Fast Facts:
  • Was nicknamed "Tiger" after a Vietnamese soldier who was a friend of his father, Earl, during the Vietnam War.
  • At age 3, shot a score of 48 for nine holes; at age 5, was featured on the ABC series That's Incredible!; and at 6, made his first hole-in-one.  
  • In 1994, became the youngest winner of the U.S. Amateur Championship at age 18.
  • Among his accomplishments: won three straight U.S. Junior Amateur (1991-93) and U.S. Amateur (1994-96) titles; youngest Masters champion ever (1997); achieved No. 1 world ranking just 42 weeks after turning pro; youngest to complete the career Grand Slam of pro major championships (2000); first to win all four pro majors consecutively (2000 U.S. Open; British Open; PGA Championship; 2001 Masters), a feat coined the "Tiger Slam."
  • Met future wife Elin, a Swedish model, at the 2001 British Open where she was working as a nanny for Swedish golfer Jesper Parnevik..
  • Took a four-month hiatus from golf following a November 2009 car accident and subsequent reports of marital infidelity. Following the media storm and the end of some sponsor relationships, Woods apologized publicly for his indiscretions in February 2010 and entered a rehab program.
  • Tiger Woods Relationships:
  • Charlie Axel Woods - Son
  • Elin Nordegren - Ex-wife
  • Kevin Woods - Half Brother
  • Earl Woods Jr. - Half Brother
  • Kultida Woods - Mother
  • Royce Woods - Half Sister
  • Sam Alexis Woods - Daughter
  • Earl Woods - Father
  • Lindsey Vonn - Significant Other
  • College:
  • Attended Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, United States

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