Tiger Woods, also known as Eldrick Tont Woods, is an American professional golfer. He was born on 30 December 1975 in Cypress, California.
He currently lives on Jupiter Island, Florida.
“Tiger” is actually his nickname given him by his father in honor of his friend who was a South Vietnamese Colonel, Vuong Dang Phong, who had also been called Tiger.
Woods was introduced to the game of golf when he was only two years old. He had remarkable success at junior, college and amateur level and turned professional at the age of 20 in 1996.
He won his first major in 1997 after having won three PGA Tour titles the year before.
Tiger was the world number one golfer for 264 consecutive weeks, from August 1999 to September 2004 and for another 281 consecutive weeks from June 2005 to October 2010.
Tiger Woods was very dominant in the sport of golf. He was once married and had two children.
Tiger Woods Parents: Kultida Woods, Earl Woods
Kultida Woods is Tiger Wood’s mother. She is originally from Thailand, having also Chinese and Dutch ancestry.
His father Earl Woods was the one who introduced him to the game of golf. Earl is a Vietnam War veteran and retired officer of the U.S. Army.
He too is said to be multi-racial as he is claimed to have African-American, Native American and Chinese heritage.
Earl Woods was born in March 1932 in Manhattan and died in May 2006 at age 74 after battling prostate cancer.
The two met in Thailand in the year 1968 when Earl was stationed there.