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Tiger Woods
Woods at a Chevron World Challenge charity event (2011)
Personal information
Full name Eldrick Tont Woods
Nickname Tiger
Born December 30, 1975 (1975-12-30) (age 43)
Cypress, California, U.S.
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st)
Nationality  United States
Residence Jupiter Island, Florida
Spouse Elin Nordegren
(m. 2004–2010, divorced)
Children Sam Alexis (b. 2007)
Charlie Axel (b. 2009)
Career
College Stanford University (two years)
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)
The 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

Eldrick Tont "Tiger" Woods (born December 30, 1975) is an American professional golfer. His achievements, which include winning 70 tournaments on the PGA Tour, including 14 major championships, make him one of the best golfers in the world. On March 16, 2010, Woods announced that he would be coming back to play at the Masters golf tournament after taking a break from golf because of issues involving infidelity.

Early life

Woods was born in Cypress, California. His parents Earl (1932–2006) and Kultida (Tida) Woods (born 1944). He is the only child of their marriage. He does have two half-brothers, Earl Jr. (born 1955) and Kevin (born 1957), and a half-sister, Royce (born 1958) from the 18-year marriage of Earl Woods and his first wife, Barbara Woods Gray. Earl, a retired lieutenant colonel and Vietnam War veteran, was of mostly African American, as well as caucasian, and possible Native American and Chinese, ancestry. Kultida (nee Punsawad), originally from Thailand (where Earl had met her on a tour of duty in 1968), is of mixed Thai, Chinese, and Dutch ancestry. He refers to his ethnic make-up as "Cablinasian" (a syllabic abbreviation he coined from Caucasian, Black, American Indian, and Asian).

Personal life

He is brought up as a Buddhist from childhood.

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