Biography of Tiger Woods | World Golfers

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Tont Edrick "Tiger" Woods was born December 30, 1975 Birth as an African-American descent, Thailand. His name is "Tiger" nickname comes from his father's friend, a Vietnam named Nguyen Phong. The father, Earl Woods was a soldier in the Vietnam War, members of the Green Beret. His mother, Kultida, originating from Thailand. Woods grew up in Orange County, California. He was a gifted child, he was introduced to the world of golf since she was just 2 years. He was introduced by his grandfather who is also an amateur golfer. At the college Woods chased by some universities because of his skill to play golf, and in the end he chose Stanford University.

He left college after two years and became a professional golfer. Woods started his professional career in 1996. Woods became a professional golfer in August 1996, then he signed a deal with Nike, Inc. and Titleist that is the most mengungtungkan support contract in the history of golf at the time. On April 1997 he won his first championship at the Masters Tournament in 1997. He won the 1997 Masters Tournament at the age of 21 years and 3 months, becoming the youngest champion in history. He also won four consecutive titles starting Major of the U.S. Open Masters 2000 to 2001; event is called "Tiger Slam", because it is not acquired "in one season". He first reached number one position in June 1997. Throughout the 2000s, Woods became the dominant force in world golf, spending 264 weeks from August 1999 until September 2004 and 281 weeks from June 2005 until October 2010.

In 2000, Woods won six consecutive victories, winning the longest since 1948. One is the U.S. Open in 2000. At age 24, he became the youngest golfer to achieve a career Grand Slam. At the end of 2000, Woods has won nine of twenty PGA Tour, in the event he entered and has broken the record for the average

The lowest average score in tour history

On October 2004, he married a Swedish model, Elin Nordegren. On June 18, 2007, his wife gave birth to a daughter at a hospital in Los Angeles, California, United States at midnight. His first daughter named Sam Alexis Woods. The birth of the baby was only a year later after his father died.

Woods took time off from the world of professional golf to focus on his marriage after he admitted the affair. Discovered the affair after a few different women express through many media sources in the world. This was followed by a decline in performance in the world of golf, so in November 2011 when he went down gradually and is ranked 58th world. But he was able to show an increase in performance and in April 2012 he was ranked eighth in the world.


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