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Tiger Woods Biography

Birth Name:
Eldrick T. Woods
Birth Place:
Cypress, California, United States

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
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  • Amateur Championship at age 18
  • Among his accomplishments: won three straight U
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  • Junior Amateur (1991-93) and U
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  • Amateur (1994-96) titles; youngest Masters champion ever (1997); achieved No
  • 1 world ranking just 42 weeks after turning pro; won 14 pro majors, including all four consecutively (2000 U
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  • Open; British Open; PGA Championship; 2001 Masters), a feat coined the "Tiger Slam
  • " Met ex-wife Elin 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