Eldrick Tont “Tiger” Woods (born December 30, 1975) is an American professional golfer. He positions second in both major championships and PGA Tour wins and additionally holds numerous records in golf.Woods is viewed as one of the best golfers ever.
Following an extraordinary junior, school, and novice golf vocation, Woods turned proficient in 1996 at 20 years old. Before the finish of April 1997, he had won three PGA Tour events notwithstanding his first major, the 1997 Masters, which he won by 12 strokes in a record-breaking exhibition.
He previously came to the number one position in the world rankings in June 1997, not exactly a year in the wake of turning expert. All through the main decade of the 21st century, Woods was the prevailing power in golf; he was the top-positioned golfer on the planet from August 1999 to September 2004 (264 weeks) and again from June 2005 to October 2010 (281 weeks). Amid this time, he won thirteen of golf’s real titles.
The following decade of Woods’ profession was set apart by various rebounds from both individual issues and wounds. He took a deliberate rest from expert golf from December 2009 to early April 2010 trying to determine conjugal issues with his estranged wife Elin. His numerous alleged extramarital indiscretions were uncovered by a few ladies through overall media sources, and the couple in the end divorced. Woods tumbled to number 58 on the planet rankings in November 2011, preceding rising to by and by achieve the No.1 positioning between March 2013 and May 2014.
However, Woods’ own issues persevered outside of golf; wounds drove him to experience four back surgeries in 2014, 2015 and 2017. He contended in just a single competition between August 2015 and January 2018; this drove him to drop out of the rankings of the world’s best 1,000 golfers. On his arrival to standard challenge, Woods gained unfaltering ground to the highest point of the diversion, winning his first competition in five years at the Tour Championship in September 2018 and his first major in eleven years at the 2019 Masters.
Woods has broken various golf records. He has been World Number One for the most back to back weeks and for the best complete number of long stretches of any golfer. He has been awarded PGA Player of the Year a record eleven times and has won the Byron Nelson Award for least balanced scoring normal a record multiple times.
Woods has the record of driving the money list in ten unique seasons. He has won 15 professional major golf championships (trailing only Jack Nicklaus, who leads with 18) and 81 PGA Tour events (second unsurpassed behind Sam Snead, who won 82). Woods leads every dynamic golfer in vocation real successes and vocation PGA Tour wins. He is the most youthful player to accomplish the career Grand Slam, and is just the second golfer (after Nicklaus) to have accomplished a lifelong Grand Slam multiple times. Woods has won 18 World Golf Championships.
Foundation and family
Woods and his father Earl at Fort Bragg, North Carolina in 2004
Woods was conceived in 1975 in Cypress, California, to Earl and Kultida “Tida” Woods. He is their single kid and has two stepbrothers, Earl Jr. what’s more, Kevin, just as a stepsister named Royce from his dad’s first marriage.
Kultida (née Punsawad) is initially from Thailand, where Earl had met her when he was on a voyage through obligation there in 1968. She is of mixed Thai, Chinese, and Dutch ancestry. Earl was a retired lieutenant colonel and Vietnam War veteran who was mostly African American with hints of European drop.
Duke’s mom Maude Carter was light cleaned. A few people proposed that she had Native American and Chinese ancestry. Tiger depicts his ethnic make-up as “Cablinasian” (a syllabic abbreviation he begat from Caucasian, Black, American Indian, and Asian).
Woods’ first name, Eldrick, was authored by his mom since it started with “E” (for Earl) and finished with “K” (for Kultida). His center name Tont is a conventional Thai name. He was nicknamed Tiger to pay tribute to his dad’s companion Col. Vuong Dang Phong, who had likewise been known as Tiger.
Woods has a niece, Cheyenne Woods, who played for the Wake Forest University golf group and turned proficient in 2012 when she made her ace presentation in the LPGA Championship.
Early life and beginner golf vocation
Woods grew up in Orange County, California. He was a tyke wonder who was acquainted with golf before the age of two by his athletic dad, Earl Woods. Duke was a solitary digit handicap novice golfer who likewise was one of the most punctual African-American college baseball players at Kansas State University.
Tiger’s dad was an individual from the military and had playing benefits at the Navy fairway close to the Joint Forces Training Base in Los Alamitos, which enabled Tiger to play there. Tiger likewise played at the standard 3 Heartwell fairway in Long Beach, just as some of the municipals in Long Beach.
In 1978, Tiger putted against comedian Bob Hope in a TV appearance on The Mike Douglas Show. At age three, he shot a 48 more than nine holes at the Navy course. At age five, he showed up in Golf Digest and on ABC’s That’s Incredible! Before turning seven, Tiger won the Under Age 10 segment of the Drive, Pitch, and Putt rivalry, held at the Navy Golf Course in Cypress, California. In 1984 at eight years old, he won the 9– 10 young men’s occasion, the most youthful age bunch accessible, at the Junior World Golf Championships.
He first broke 80 at age eight. He proceeded to win the Junior World Championships multiple times, including four back to back successes from 1988 to 1991.
Woods’ dad Earl composed that Tiger previously vanquished him at 11 years old years, with Earl attempting his best. Duke lost to Tiger each time from that point on. Woods first broke 70 on a guideline green at age 12.
At the point when Woods was 13 years of age, he played in the 1989 Big I, which was his first significant national junior competition. In the last round, he was matched with pro John Daly, who was then generally obscure. The occasion’s organization put an expert with each gathering of youngsters who had qualified. Daly birdied three of the last four gaps to beat Woods by one and only stroke.
As a youthful young person, Woods first met Jack Nicklaus in Los Angeles at the Bel-Air Country Club, when Nicklaus was playing out a facility for the club’s individuals. Woods was a piece of the show, and he awed Nicklaus and the group with his abilities and potential. Earl Woods had looked into in detail the profession achievements of Nicklaus and had set his young child the objectives of breaking those records.
Woods was 15 years of age and an understudy at Western High School in Anaheim when he turned into the youngest U.S. Junior Amateur champion; this was a record that remained until it was broken by Jim Liu in 2010. He was named 1991’s Southern California Amateur Player of the Year (for the second sequential year) and Golf Digest Junior Amateur Player of the Year.
In 1992, he guarded his title at the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship, turning into the competition’s initial two-time victor. He likewise contended in his first PGA Tour occasion, the Nissan Los Angeles Open (he missed the 36-gap cut), and was named Golf Digest Amateur Player of the Year, Golf World Player of the Year, and Golfweek National Amateur of the Year.
The next year, Woods won his third back to back U.S. Junior Amateur Championship; he remains the occasion’s solitary three-time winner. In 1994, at the TPC at Sawgrass in Florida, he turned into the most youthful victor of the U.S. Beginner Championship, a record he held until 2008 when it was broken by Danny Lee. He was an individual from the American group at the 1994 Eisenhower Trophy World Amateur Golf Team Championships (winning), and the 1995 Walker Cup(losing).
Woods moved on from Western High School at age 18 of every 1994 and was casted a ballot “Well on the way to Succeed” among the graduating class. He had featured for the secondary school’s golf group under mentor Don Crosby.
Woods conquered challenges with stuttering as a boy.This was not known until he composed a letter to a kid who mulled over suicide. Woods stated, “I comprehend what it resembles to appear as something else and to in some cases not fit in. I additionally faltered as a kid and I would converse with my pooch and he would stay there and tune in until he nodded off. I additionally took a class for a long time to support me, and I at long last figured out how to stop.”
School golf profession
Woods was vigorously selected by school golf powers. He chose Stanford University, the 1994 NCAA champions. He selected at Stanford in the fall of 1994 under a golf grant and won his first university occasion, the 40th Annual William H. Exhaust Invitational, that September. He chose a noteworthy in financial aspects and was nicknamed “Urkel” by school teammate Notah Begay III. In 1995, he effectively safeguarded his U.S. Novice title at the Newport Country Club in Rhode Island and was casted a ballot Pac-10 Player of the Year, NCAA First Team All-American, and Stanford’s Male Freshman of the Year (an honor that envelops all sports).