Born Eldrick Woods on December 30, 1975, in Cypress, California. As soon as he could stand up on his own, Tiger�s parents introduced their only child to the game of golf by giving him a sawed-off putter to practice with. He picked the game up fast and was shooting in the high 40's for nine holes before his third birthday. At the age of 8, he won the first of six Optimist International Junior World Titles. He is the only player in USGA history to have won both the Junior Amateur and Amateur titles. He played in his first professional tournament in 1992, at age 16, the Nissan Los Angeles Open. After perhaps the most remarkable amateur career ever�he won the U.S. Junior Amateur Championships in 1991, 1992, and 1993, and the U.S. Amateur title in 1994, 1995, and 1996�and two years at Stanford University, where he won the NCAA title, Woods turned pro in the summer of 1996.

His potential seemed unlimited, especially when he won 2 titles and finished in the top 10 five times out of his first 8 Professional Golf Association tour events. In 1997, at the age of 21, Woods became the youngest player ever to win the Masters (by the largest margin in a major championship in this century), and the first person of African or Asian descent to win a major golf championship. On June 15, 1997, he achieved No. 1 on the Official World Golf Ranking in his 42nd week as a professional, Woods became the youngest-ever No. 1 golfer at age 21 years, 24 weeks. That year, his first full year on the tour, Woods was chosen as the Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year and ESPN Male Athlete of the Year. 

Nothing foretold what would happen in 1999, when Woods� success reached heights never before imagined. In his third full season as a professional, Woods won eight times on the PGA TOUR, including the PGA Championship, and earned $6,616,585. He had a margin of $2,974,679 over runner up David Duval, a figure greater than the previous single-year PGA TOUR record. His dominance was such that Woods won an astounding 52 percent of all the prize money he could have won. 

True to form, Woods only got better in 2000, when he capped off an impressive first half of the year by winning his third major, the 2000 U.S. Open, in Pebble Beach, California. The No.1-ranked player in the world, Woods outclassed the competition by a record margin, winning the tournament by a record 15 strokes.. In July 2000, Woods won the British Open, becoming--at 24--the youngest player ever to win all four major titles: the PGA Championship, the Masters, the U.S. Open, and the British Open. A month later, he successfully defended his 1999 title at the PGA Championship in a playoff victory, becoming only the second player (after Ben Hogan in 1953) to win three major titles in one year.

Tiger Woods is not completely of African-American descent. Earl Woods, his father, is half black, one-quarter American Indian and one-quarter Chinese. Kultida is half Thai, one-quarter Chinese and one-quarter white. After mastering the ameteur world of golf by winning the U.S. Ameteur three times (1994, 95, and 96) and winning the U.S. Junior Ameteur three times also (1991, 92, 93), he decided to turn professional. Nike sponsored him for $60 million dollars along with Titleist for just $1 million. His very happy agent is Hughes Norton of International Management Group (IMG). His first tournament as a pro was on August 29, 1996 at the Greater Milwaukee Open, in which he tied for 60th place. His first win was the Los Vegas Invitational in which he defeated Davis Love III in sudden death. He went on to win the Disney Classic two tournaments later. 

Do you want to know what he carries in his bag?? He uses a special bore-thru Cobra Driver, a Titleist PT 15 degree three wood. He uses Mizuno MP29 Irons (2-PW), a Cleveland 56 degree SW, and a Watson Lob Wedge (Tiger will drop his lob wedge for a King Cobra Norman Grind 1 iron on tighter courses). His putter is a Titleist Scotty Cameron putter (Newport Model) with Terryillium Inlays and Balata dots on the back. He uses Titleist Pro 90 balls and his glove is Titleist. All of his clothes and shoes are Nike, of course.



Full name: Eldrick Tiger Woods
Best Known As: Dominating pro golfer and Nike celebrity.
Occupation: Professional Golfer
Date of Birth: December 30, 1975
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Tiger Woods has had a remarkable career since becoming a professional golfer in the late summer of 1996. He has won more than 22 tournaments, 16 of those on the PGA tour, including the 1999 PGA Championship and the 1997 Masters Tournament. Woods was the youngest player ever to win the Masters. He has won numerous ...Read More

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Woods collected his first strokeplay title of a difficult year when he stormed to an 8-shot victory at the Dunlop Phoenix tournament. His triumph signalled a welcome return to form, after his 5 years ...Read More


PGA Season Overview - 2006
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Majors 1 1 0
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1975 Born Eldrick T. Woods on Dec. 30 in Southern California to Earl Woods, a retired U.S. Army Lieutenant 
1976 Six Months Sees his father hitting golf balls into a net and begins to imitate his swing.
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