Tiger Woods – American golfer
Tiger Woods is an American athlete and outstanding golfer. On April 13, 1997 he became the youngest man ever (he was twenty-one), and the first man of color, to win the Masters Tournament of golf. Tiger is the best professional golfer in history.
Eldrick “Tiger” Woods was born on December 30, 1975, in Cypress, California. He was the only child in a family. His father, Earl Woods, a retired Army officer, took up golf only a year before Woods was born.
The young boy was only three years old when he beat the famed comedian and avid golfer Bob Hope in a putting contest.
In 1980 he began working with first coach, Rudy Duran.
At the age of five Woods was featured on the popular television magazine That’s Incredible!
He spent many hours practicing his swing and playing in youth tournaments.
At the age of eight Woods won his first formal competition.
At age 15, Woods was the youngest golfer ever to win the U.S. Junior Amateur title.
In 1994 he entered Stanford University as a freshman on a full golfing scholarship.
By 1996, Woods had won three consecutive U.S. Amateur titles. In August of 1996, Woods decided to quit college in order to play professional golf.
In the same year he was named Sportsman of the Year by Sports Illustrated. He was a media sensation.
In 1996 he started Tiger Woods Foundation.
On July 6, 1997 Woods won the Western Open. In less than one year as a professional golfer Woods’ career winnings totaled over $1,000,000.
In 2000 Woods became the youngest golfer ever to complete career Grand Slam. In the same year he appeared on the cover of Time magazine.
In 2001 he became the first golfer ever to hold all four major titles at once.
Woods won six straight golf tournaments in 1999–2000. This was the second-longest winning streak in professional golf history.
National Enquirer has published shocking details of Woods’ personal life. He had love affairs with 120 women during five years of marriage.