- Tiger Woods Facts – #100
- Wonder Years
- Beginning Of His Career
- The Rise Of A Star
- 14) The Prodigy Became A Professional
- 15) Wanted! Tiger Woods
- 16) Tiger Became No. 1 In The World
- 17) The 21st Century Marked Beginning Of Greater Success For Tiger
- 18) Tiger Won Career Grand Slam, Youngest Golfer To Do So
- 19) Woods Released His Book, ‘How I Play Golf’
- 20) More Endorsements Came His Way
- 21) After Great Start, Woods Started To Slow Down
- 22) Woods Back Again
- 23) Woods Inducted Into California Hall Of Fame
- More Success
- Personal Life
- The Comeback
- 41) Woods Won Arnold Palmer Invitational
- 42) Woods Broke Jack Nicklaus’ PGA Win Record
- 43) He Won Farmers Insurance Open For The Seventh Time
- 44) Another Arnold Palmer Invitational Win Brought Him Back To No. 1
- 45) Nike Excited About Woods’ Win
- 46) Woods Was Almost Disqualified
- 47) Tiger Woods Back in the Game
- 48) March 2013 PGA Tour Player of the Month
- Other Ventures
- 56) Who’s Afraid Of The Woods?
- 57) “Tiger-Proofing” Courses
- 58) Tiger Has the Body of an Athlete
- 59) The World’s No. 1 Golfer
- 60) Record-Breaking Player
- 61) Woods Coined the Word ‘Cablinasian’
- 62) Woods Has Had Laser Eye Surgery
- 63) Tiger Good For Business
- 64) Woods Finally Getting Past His Divorce
- 65) Woods Has Been Longtime Pals With Michael Jordan
- 66) Tiger Has Made Golf Popular
- 67) Woods Didn’t Want To Part With His Equipment
- 68) Comments And Criticism About Equipment Changed Woods’ Mind
- 69) Woods’ Holistic Approach to His Game
- 70) Woods Has Been Seen As A Role Model For Other Golfers
- 71) Tiger Woods Still Considers Himself A Buddhist
- 72) Woods Blamed His Infidelities On Straying Away From Buddhism
- 73) Woods Makes A Pocketful of Sunshine
- 74) Some Of Tiger’s Favorites
- 75) Woods Knows How To Splurge
- 76) Tiger Worked As A Cart Boy
- 77) Woods A Big Fan of Jack Nicklaus
- 78) His Nickname Tiger Doesn’t Reflect Anything in Particular
- 79) Woods Has Made A Lot Of Money From Golf
- 80) His Lucky Red Shirt
- 81) Woods’ and Vonn’s Relationship Has Been Blooming
- 82) Truly An Inspiration
- 83) Tiger’s Inspirations Have Been Nelson Mandela And His Parents
- 84) Tiger Woods Was Very Close To His Father
- 85) Tiger Not Afraid To Show His Emotions
- 86) Tiger And His Father Entertained Children
- 87) Tiger Woods Committed To Charity
- 88) Ex-Wife Elin Nordegren Teaching Kids How To Play Ball
- 89) Elin and Tiger Acting Like Mature Adults
- 90) Woods Loves Being A Parent
- 91) Woods Wants To Be A Parent Like His Father
- 92) Woods Feeling‘Very Balanced’
- 93) Tiger Woods’ Strict Routine
- 94) What Is Woods’ Ideal Day?
- 95) Putting Himself To A Challenge Every Day
- 96) Woods Didn’t Think He’s Above The Rules
- 97) Missing His Father
- 98) Tiger Was Born To Be A Father
- 99) Tiger Learned A Lot From His Father
- 100) Tiger’s Dad Said: ‘He Doesn’t Need A Challenge’
Tiger Woods Facts – #100
1) Eldrick Tont Woods, AKA Tiger Woods, Born
Tiger Woods was born Eldrick Tont Woods on December 30, 1975, in Cypress, California.
His father, Earl Woods, was of African-American descent, and a Vietnam War veteran.
His mother, Kutilda Woods, is from Thailand, and is his father’s second wife.
Tiger Woods has half siblings from his father’s first marriage.
2) Tiger Was Already Learning Golf At 10 Months!
Tiger’s father would practice his swing in the garage, where he would have his infant son sit and watch him.
After a few months, just as babies are prone to do, Tiger began to copy his father’s swinging movements.
So when Tiger was 10 months old, Earl Woods began to teach his son how to play golf.
3) At Two Years, Toddler Tiger Began To Make History
In 1978, when Tiger was only two years old, he appeared on “The Mike Douglas Show.”
By now, the young prodigy had much practice with a golf club, and was able to swing it properly and make a hole.
On that episode of “The Mike Douglas Show,” Tiger outputted comedian Bob Hope.
4) The Young Prodigy Continued To Show His Talent
Tiger’s father knew his son was something special.
He worked hard with his son from an early age to develop his golf skills.
By age five, Tiger Woods had been featured in Golf Digest and appeared on the television show “That’s Incredible,”gaining notice as a child prodigy.
5) A Talented Child, He Won Junior World Golf Championship
At the age of eight, Tiger proved his talent by winning the Junior World Golf Championship.
As if that were not enough proof of his ability, he went on to win the championship another six times.
6) Tiger Has Always Been Competitive
Mainly influenced by his father’s teachings, Tiger was a very competitive player even at a young age.
He would play golf with his father.
Earl said that the first time he played against his son in a real competitive way was when Tiger was eleven years old.
This was the first time Tiger beat his father, and it wouldn’t be the last.
Earl never won a game against Tiger after that day.
Beginning Of His Career
7) Tiger Played In First National Junior Tournament
In 1989, at the age of thirteen, Tiger competed in his first major national junior tournament, the Big I.
In this event, a professional player was paired with a junior player.
Tiger Woods played against John Daly, who beat Tiger only by one stroke.
8) Young Tiger Met Jack Nicklaus
When Tiger was a young teenager, he met golf legend Jack Nicklaus at a country club during a golf clinic.
Tiger was part of a performance in which he wowed the crowd and Nicklaus with his talent and skills.
Earl was determined to have his son beat the records made by Nicklaus, and had done extensive research on his accomplishments.
9) Tiger Won The U.S. Junior Amateur
In 1990, at the age of 15, Tiger won the acclaimed championship of the U.S. Junior Amateur.
He became the youngest athlete to achieve this.
In 1993, he won the title for a third time.
Tiger Woods remains the only person to have won the U.S.Junior Amateur three times.
10) Tiger Voted ‘Most Likely To Succeed’ In High School
Tiger grew up in beautiful Orange County, California.
In 1994, the charismatic young man graduated from a local high school.
He was well-liked by his peers, and was voted “Most Likely to Succeed.”
His classmates’ predictions were to come true only two years later.
11) Tiger Chose To Attend Stanford University
Due to his accomplishments and early fame, many colleges and universities were vying to have Tiger attend their institution.
Many prestigious schools were desperate to have Woods join their alumni ranks.
He eventually chose Stanford University, where he studied economics under a golf scholarship.
12) College Couldn’t Hold Tiger
While studying at Stanford, Tiger was actively involved in the college’s golf team.
Not too long after enrolling at the school, he won his first collegiate golf tournament.
He attended the university for two years, and then left to pursue his professional career in golf.
13) Tiger Left His Native California
In 1996, after leaving Stanford University, Tiger Woods decided to leave his home state as well.
He left California in 1996.
He later stated that this was due to the state’s high tax rate, and with his recent accumulation of economic information, he had decided it would be better to move elsewhere.
The Rise Of A Star
14) The Prodigy Became A Professional
1996 was an important year for Tiger Woods.
He became a professional in 1996, and by 1997, he had already won his first major tournament.
He won the 1997 Masters, which is the win that brought him his fame and popularity.
He played the Masters with a record-breaking score, and reached the No. 1 position in the world by June 1997.
15) Wanted! Tiger Woods
After becoming a professional golfer, Tiger became an important asset for companies.
Nike and Titleist were desperate to have Woods sign contracts with them, and they offered substantially high contracts, which at the time were record-breaking.
The Nike contract offered $105 million, the largest athlete endorsement deal in 2000.
16) Tiger Became No. 1 In The World
In June 1997, after just 42 weeks of being a professional golfer, Tiger reached No. 1 according to the Official World Golf Ranking.
He progressed to this position quite quickly.
Woods became the youngest golfer to hold the No. 1 position, at the young age of 21 years, beating the previous youngest winner, who was 29 years old.
17) The 21st Century Marked Beginning Of Greater Success For Tiger
The beginning of the 21st century was an epic time for the renowned golfer.
Tiger Woods was the World No. 1 for 264 weeks from August 1999 to September 2004.
He again held the position, this time for 281 weeks, from June 2005 to October 2010.
18) Tiger Won Career Grand Slam, Youngest Golfer To Do So
In the year 2000, the world was getting a true feel of Tiger’s potential.
He won six consecutive challenges.
He won the U.S. Open and the Career Grand Slam, becoming the youngest golfer to achieve this.
His efforts and skill were recognized as Woods was named Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year and Golf Digest named him the best golfer of all time.
19) Woods Released His Book, ‘How I Play Golf’
Tiger previously wrote for the magazine Golf Digest.
In 2001, Woods released his own golf instruction book, “How I Play Golf.”
The book was a success and soon had sold 1.5 million copies, the most for any golf book’s first edition.
20) More Endorsements Came His Way
As his success began to soar, more and more companies wanted in with Tiger.
In 2002, Buick worked with Woods on the launch of the Rendezvous SUV.
In 2002 and 2003, the company sold over 130,000 Rendezvous vehicles.
A spokesperson for the company stated that this was mainly due to the involvement of Woods in their campaign.
The company renewed his contract in 2004, worth $40 million.
21) After Great Start, Woods Started To Slow Down
After a great run from 2000-2002, Woods began to slow down.
He did not win any major tournaments in 2003 and 2004.
In 2004, he lost his No. 1 title to Vijay Singh, who became the new World No. 1, breaking Tiger’s record of 264 weeks.
22) Woods Back Again
In 2006, Tiger began to play ferociously again, and dominated the course once again.
He won his first two PGA tournaments.
He had reclaimed his title as World No. 1 in June 2005, and it seemed Woods was back on track again.’
23) Woods Inducted Into California Hall Of Fame
In 2007, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, the famed actor, and his wife, first lady Maria Shriver, decided to induct Tiger Woods into the California Hall of Fame.
The state was very proud of his talent and his achievements.
Later that same year, in December, the induction ceremony was held at the California Museum for History, Women and the Arts in Sacramento.
24) Woods Suffered Knee Injury
In 2008, Tiger Woods suffered from a serious knee injury that required surgical attention.
Due to the knee surgery, he was unable to play for two months of the tour.
He was back just in time for the 2008 U.S. Open, where it did not seem he would be successful.
However, he surprised everyone, perhaps even himself, with a victory over Rocco Mediate.
Competitors were amazed, including Mediate, commenting that Woods had managed to play the game “on one leg.”
25) Woods Praised For Perseverance With Knee Injury
Just two days after his win, Tiger announced that he would not be able to play for the rest of the tour due to his knee injury.
The injury was more severe, and he would require further surgery.
Many were further amazed by his performance at the U.S. Open, as he had won the game even with such a severely damaged knee.
Woods referred to his U.S. Open win as “my greatest ever championship.”
26) Woods Returned To The Greens
In 2009, Tiger Woods returned to the golf course after a much-awaited break due to his knee injury.
He made his fans happy with a wonderful performance at the 2009 Presidents Cup.
However, he was unable to win a major tournament.
2009 was the first year since 2004 that he was unable to win a major.
27) Woods Became Athlete of the Decade
In 2009, Tiger was named Athlete of the Decade by the Associated Press.
He was also named the AP’s Male Athlete of the Year four times.
Sports Illustrated named him Sportsman of the Year more than once.
With these titles, Woods has managed to break records.
28) The Highest-Paid Athlete
Tiger Woods has been named as the highest-paid athlete by Forbesmagazine several times.
In 2009, his net worth was calculated to be around $600 million.
He was considered the second richest African American, just after Oprah Winfrey.
29) Tiger Woods Married Elin Nordegren
In 2004, following his slow decline on the course, Tiger Woods made a very important move in his personal life.
He married a former Swedish model, Elin Nordegren.
They had a successful marriage for some time, and had two children together, a daughter named Sam and a son named Charlie.
30) Tiger Woods Lost Father to Cancer
In April 2006, Tiger was unable to secure the Masters win.
This was in part due to his stress over his father’s ailing condition.
In May 2006, Woods lost his father after a long battle with cancer.
The death of his father hit him hard, and he decided to take a three-month break from the game.
31) Tiger’s Life Went On
Although he was devastated by the loss of his father, Tiger knew his father would not want him to let his hard work and training go to waste.
When he returned at the U.S. Open, Woods still seemed distracted and did not play very well.
However, by the end of the year, he had managed to pull in six consecutive wins.
32) Woods Became a Father!
In 2007, Tiger and Elin welcomed their first child into the world.
They named their daughter Sam Alexis Woods.
Woods said he chose the name Sam because his own father used to call him Sam.
33) Tiger and Elin Welcomed Their Second Child
On February 8, 2009, Tiger became a father once again.
This time it was with a beautiful son, whom they named Charlie Axel Woods.
34) Allegations Arose About Tiger’s Infidelities
In November 2009, allegations arose regarding the countless affairs Tiger Woods was having while married to Elin Nordegren.
Woods was extremely embarrassed, stating on his website, “I have let my family down and I regret those transgressions with all of my heart.”
35) Tiger Went Public About His Wrongdoings
The news had come out, and there was nothing Tiger could do other than face the music.
In a news conference in 2010, Woods admitted to his infidelities and was very somber and depressed about his actions.
He apologized to fans for his “irresponsible and selfish behavior.”
His mother Kultida was present at the news conference, but his wife, Elin, was not.
36) Nike Released a Controversial Commercial
During this time of stress and embarrassment, Nike released a commercial about the incident.
In this commercial, the voice of Earl Woods speaks to a morose-looking Tiger, saying, “I want to find out what your thinking was, I want to find out what your feelings are, and did you learn anything.”
37) He Was Open About His Infidelities
Tiger went through a rough time when the news broke about the infidelity scandal.
Woods was embarrassed, but did not hide from the media.
He released truthful statements about his actions, and asked for privacy during that time.
He attempted to handle the embarrassing situation with professionalism and privacy.
38) Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren Divorce
After a very stressful time, Tiger and Elin made an agreement, and the couple officially divorced in August 2010.
The divorce settlement was reported to amount to over $100 million.
Elin could have asked for half of Woods’ fortune, but did not want a messy divorce and to go through further stress.
39) Companies Decided To Ditch Woods
Unfortunately for Tiger Woods, his marital affairs had a drastic effect on his career and on endorsement contracts.
However, he managed to pull through and did not back away from any accusations or lash out against any party.
He decided to take a break from golf to attempt to fix relations with his family.
40) Woods’ Coach Hank Haney Resigned
In 2010, Tiger’s longtime coach Hank Haney decided to resign.
Even though Haney was replaced by another coach, Sean Foley, the rest of the season did not go well for Woods.
He did not win a single event, the first time this occurred since he became a professional golfer.
However, he managed to maintain his position as No. 2 at the end of the season.
41) Woods Won Arnold Palmer Invitational
Tiger Woods had to take another short break in 2012 due to a leg injury.
When he returned, he won the Arnold Palmer Invitational, his first PGA win since 2009.
42) Woods Broke Jack Nicklaus’ PGA Win Record
It seemed Tiger Woods was not back on track after his leg injury, but after he won his 73rd PGA win at the Memorial Tournament, he was back in the game.
He secured another PGA victory at the AT&T National, his 74th, thus breaking Jack Nicklaus’ record for most PGA Tour wins.
43) He Won Farmers Insurance Open For The Seventh Time
In January 2013, Tiger Woods continued to win tournaments on the PGA Tour.
He won the Farmers Insurance Open,bringing his PGA Tour wins to 75.
This was the seventh time he had won the Farmers Insurance Open.
Two months later, he won the WGC-Cadillac Championship for the seventh time as well.
44) Another Arnold Palmer Invitational Win Brought Him Back To No. 1
Just two weeks after winning the WGC-Cadillac Championship, Tiger won the Arnold Palmer Invitational.
This was the eighth time that Woods had won this event.
With this record win, Woods was back in form, and regained the title as World No. 1.
45) Nike Excited About Woods’ Win
Nike decided to show their support of Tiger’s win by launching a campaign with the motto, “Winning takes care of everything.”
It had been some time since Woods had been at the top of the list, and Nike wanted to commemorate the accomplishment with something special.
46) Woods Was Almost Disqualified
In April 2013, during the Masters Tournament, Tiger Woods was about to be disqualified for an illegal drop shot.
There was much review and discussion, and it was decided that he would not be disqualified.
Rather, he would be given a 2-stroke penalty for the drop.
47) Tiger Woods Back in the Game
The year 2013 has seemed to be a plus year for Tiger Woods.
He has won three times during the 2013 PGA Tour and had four Top 10s.
He has managed to hold onto his title of No. 1.
He also has been at the top with the most FedExCup points, and is earning more than $4.1 million.
48) March 2013 PGA Tour Player of the Month
On April 18, 2013,Tiger was awarded the title of PGA Tour Player of the Month for March.
This award was presented by the rental car company of the PGA Tour, Avis.
Along with this award, the company donated $50,000 to the Tiger Woods Foundation.
49) Woods AsA Writer
As hard as it may be to believe, Tiger Woods does other things besides play golf.
He was previously a writer for Golf Digest magazine for over ten years.
He wrote as a golf instructor, and would provide tips and advice to fellow golfers on how to improve their game.
50) Tiger Woods and EA Sports
Woods has a long history with the company, EA Sports, which created his video game, “Tiger Woods PGA Tour,” which began in 1998.
The first game released was “Tiger Woods PGA Tour ‘99,” and since then the company has released a game every year.
51) There Will Be No ‘Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2015’
EA Sports, which has released a “Tiger Woods PGA Tour” game every year since 1998, has decided to skip the launch of the 2015 version of the game due to the release of new gaming consoles such as PlayStation 4 and a new Xbox system in 2014.
The company said it wants to make sure the new game will work with the new consoles, and thus has told its developers to concentrate only on a 2016 release.
52) Tiger Woods Design
In 2006, Woods stated that he would be working on a project which involved designing golf courses all over the world.
This would be conducted under a new company, Tiger Woods Design.
The first project was to be created in Dubai and titled The Tiger Woods Dubai.
It was to be completed in 2009; however, in 2011, the project was reported to have been shelved.
53) Tiger Woods Foundation
In 1996, together with his father, Tiger created the Tiger Woods Foundation.
The Tiger Woods Learning Center is operated by this foundation.
It provides schooling and educational opportunities for neglected children.
There are locations in Anaheim, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and Stuart, Florida.
54) Tiger Woods Foundation Hosted Concert With Kid Rock
On May 18, 2013, at the annual Tiger Jam, Kid Rock played to raise funds for the Tiger Woods Foundation.
Tiger Jam hosts many artists who play at the concert in order to raise money for the programs for children and youth provided by the Tiger Woods Foundation.
55) Tiger Woods Hosts Golf Tournaments
The Chevron World Challenge and the AT&T National are hosted by Woods.
The Tiger Woods Foundation benefits from these tournaments.
The foundation hosted the first Tiger Woods Invitational.
The foundation also benefits from fundraisers such as the Block Party, a concert event, and Tiger Jam.
56) Who’s Afraid Of The Woods?
In a study conducted by a professor at the University of California, Berkeley, it was found that when other golfers were competing against Tiger, they did not play as well as they did when he was not part of the tournament.
This indicated that the presence of Woods “frightened” and stressed out other players.
When Woods was playing very well, the other competitors would do even worse.
57) “Tiger-Proofing” Courses
Many golf courses used in professional tournaments have begun the practice of “Tiger-proofing.”
Tiger-proofing is a technique in which yardage is added to the course so that long hitters such as Woods do not have an advantage on the field.
Woods was not worried by these changes, confident that this would not affect his performance.
58) Tiger Has the Body of an Athlete
Tiger Woods has the body of an athlete.
He is 6’1” with the lean body of an athlete, and the long arms needed to swing efficiently.
He weighs 185 pounds, an ideal weight for a man of his age and height.
59) The World’s No. 1 Golfer
Tiger has been considered an amazing golfer throughout his journey.
He has gone through a few phases where he has not been up to par, but as is his style, Woods has been able to work through mishaps and rise again.
He is considered to be one of the best golfers in history.
He has held the World No. 1 position for a total of 624 weeks, breaking a world record.
60) Record-Breaking Player
Throughout his professional golfing career, Tiger has surpassed many records.
He was named the PGA Player of the Year ten times.
He is the only golfer after Jack Nicklaus to have won the Career Grand Slam three times.
The World Golf Championships are easy wins for Woods, and he has managed to win 17 times.
61) Woods Coined the Word ‘Cablinasian’
Tiger Woods comes from a diverse mix of backgrounds, and he wanted to make sure that he accounted for each of them.
He is proud of his heritage, and created a word to describe his ethnicity, which is “Cablinasian.”
This term incorporates his Caucasian, Black, American Indian and Asian ancestry.
62) Woods Has Had Laser Eye Surgery
Tiger’s eyesight diminished over the years due to being nearsighted, and he said he was almost legally blind before he underwent laser eye surgery in 1999.
After the surgery, there were clear improvements and Woods began to win tournaments.
He underwent the surgery again eight years later when his sight became an issue again.
63) Tiger Good For Business
Tiger Woods has been considere done of the most marketable athletes.
In the years before his scandal, Woods was a highly marketed golf player, with companies wanting his endorsement for virtually any product.
He had deals with Gatorade, Gillette and TAG Heuer.
He had become a symbol of success, passion and confidence.
64) Woods Finally Getting Past His Divorce
For some time, Tiger wanted to get back together with his ex-wife, Elin Nordegren.
Woods is a family man, and was devastated when his family broke apart because of him.
However, it seems he has finally decided to move on, and is now dating Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn.
65) Woods Has Been Longtime Pals With Michael Jordan
Tiger Woods and famous basketball player Michael Jordan have been pals for some time.
The two amazing athletes have been the star players of their game.
Recently, Woods attended the wedding of the mega basketball star.
66) Tiger Has Made Golf Popular
For many people, golf was not a very entertaining sport to watch on television.
However, ever since Tiger Woods won the 1997 Masters Tournament, the popularity of golf has increased substantially.
His celebrity status has attracted many people to golf, and has brought new audiences to the course.
67) Woods Didn’t Want To Part With His Equipment
In his beginning days as a professional golfer, Tiger’s equipment and his talent were an amazing combination.
However, as golf equipment improved and different styles were made available, Woods did not want to change.
This had an impact on his playing, and many of his opponents were beginning to overcome him.
68) Comments And Criticism About Equipment Changed Woods’ Mind
Fellow golfer Phil Mickelsononce criticized Tiger’s choice of equipment, referring to it as “inferior.”
The companies that were providing Woods with equipment, Nike and Titleist, were not happy with this and neither was Woods.
He finally decided to upgrade his equipment.
Using a golf club with a larger clubhead once again gave him the extra advantage with his long and powerful swings.
69) Woods’ Holistic Approach to His Game
Tiger Woods has apparent advantages particularly with his powerful swings, but he likes to focus on his game as a whole.
He works hard to improve his techniques and in any area that he believes he is lacking in.
70) Woods Has Been Seen As A Role Model For Other Golfers
Tiger Woods has been known to work harder and put in more effort than most professional golfers.
He has also been said to be the reason for the move towards higher standards in golf.
His prestige and sportsmanship urged others to be the same.
71) Tiger Woods Still Considers Himself A Buddhist
In his childhood, Tiger was raised in a Buddhist household.
As a child, he practiced his faith, and continued to practice even after he became a professional golfer.
In 2000, four years after becoming professional, Woods stated that he still believed in Buddhism, however, “Not every aspect, but most of it.”
72) Woods Blamed His Infidelities On Straying Away From Buddhism
During most of Tiger’s childhood he practiced Buddhism.
Woods said that Buddhism taught him to relax and control himself, and to “learn restraint.”
He stated that his infidelities and mistakes were due to his lack of practice of Buddhism as he got older.
He said,“Obviously I lost track of what I was taught.”
73) Woods Makes A Pocketful of Sunshine
Though his earnings have dropped substantially over the past years, Tiger Woods made $58 million in the 2011-2012 period.
He has a net worth of $600 million.
He made his largest annual earnings in 2007-2008, earning a whopping $115 million.
74) Some Of Tiger’s Favorites
Tiger’s favorite movie is “Caddyshack,” and he is a fan of “48 Hours.”
Every James Bond movie is a must-watch for Woods, especially those in which Sean Connery played Bond.
In music, he enjoys listening to U2 and Janet Jackson.
75) Woods Knows How To Splurge
Tiger Woods loves spending time on his boat, which is 155 feet long and worth an approximate $20 million.
He named his yacht Privacy.
He sold his previous house and built a brand-new one, which amounted to a total of $55 million.
The house has a golf course and a private dock.
Surely it has enough room for him to store his private jet as well!
76) Tiger Worked As A Cart Boy
Tiger first worked as a cart boy when he was young.
He loved being near the golf course for any reason.
Working as a cart boy, Woods also learned tips from golfers as he watched them.
He learned the different styles and techniques they used when playing.
77) Woods A Big Fan of Jack Nicklaus
When Tiger was young, his father Earl made a point to research Jack Nicklaus.
He wanted his son to break all of the records Nicklaus had made.
For Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus has always been an inspiration and a role model.
“He’s the greatest champion that’s ever lived,” he says about Nicklaus.
78) His Nickname Tiger Doesn’t Reflect Anything in Particular
Many may think that Woods got the nickname “Tiger” because of some ferocious quality or characteristic.
However, he was nicknamed after his father’s friend, a Vietnamese colonel, Vyong Dang Phong who was also nicknamed “Tiger.”
79) Woods Has Made A Lot Of Money From Golf
According to Forbes magazine, Tiger Woods was the first person to earn more than one billion dollars from the sport they play.
Who would have known you could make so much money from just “putting” around?
80) His Lucky Red Shirt
On the last day of any tournament or challenge, Tiger Woods will wear a red shirt.
He wears the red shirt in tribute to the university he used to attend, Stanford.
He may have become a very successful golfer, but he has not forgotten his roots.
81) Woods’ and Vonn’s Relationship Has Been Blooming
Tigers Woods and his new girlfriend Lindsey Vonn are becoming a serious couple.
She had a leg injury but was still committed to attending a golf tournament in which Woods was playing.
The committed girlfriend even tweeted about her experience and was very positive about her new boyfriend’s performance.
82) Truly An Inspiration
When Tiger Woods became a professional golfer, he was already well known in the golfing community.
After winning the 1997 Masters with a stellar performance, he became an internationally acclaimed golfer.
This was in such a short period of time, and at such a young age! He set a record score of 270 at the Masters, and was the youngest golfer to win the title, at the young age of 21.
83) Tiger’s Inspirations Have Been Nelson Mandela And His Parents
Tiger Woods has stated that he looks up to South African leader Nelson Mandela and his parents, Earl and Kulti
He said that when he was a child, his greatest goal was to beat his father in a game of golf, which he succeeded in doing so at the age of eleven.
84) Tiger Woods Was Very Close To His Father
Earl and Tiger Woods had a very close relationship.
Earl had taken a special interest in Tiger ever since he was a young boy, wanting him to become one of the best golfers in the world.
His dream did come true, and he was a proud father.
The feeling between the two was mutual, as Tiger loved his father a lot and looked up to him as a true inspiration and role model.
85) Tiger Not Afraid To Show His Emotions
When Tiger won the Masters in 1997, he cried in the arms of his father.
His father was at his side at all times.
In 2005, when Woods won the Masters again, he cried for his father who was too ill to attend the competition.
86) Tiger And His Father Entertained Children
The father-son duo would put on golf clinics for interested children.
During these golf clinics, they would entertain their students with golf tricks.
One golf trick in particular that got everyone’s attention was where Tiger would hit golf balls over his father’s head, as his father would come closer and closer.
When his father was a few feet away, Tiger would hit the ball straight up and it would land on his father’s head.
87) Tiger Woods Committed To Charity
The Tiger Woods Foundation is an important part of Woods’ life.
He devotes much of his time and effort to the foundation, and loves working with the youth the foundation is helping.
He also supports the foundation financially, and in 2011, donated $12 million to the Tiger Woods Foundation.
88) Ex-Wife Elin Nordegren Teaching Kids How To Play Ball
The divorced couple has found a way to deal with their differences, and they are working hard to give their children a normal life.
Elin coaches her daughter’s soccer team.
Sam plays for the team, and son Charlie occasionally plays around as well during practice.
89) Elin and Tiger Acting Like Mature Adults
Although there are no chances of the ex-couple ever getting back together, they are trying to make a family for their children.
They have decided to co-parent their children, and each parent spends a significant amount of time with the two children.
90) Woods Loves Being A Parent
Tiger Woods has been reported saying, “Life is better since I’ve had kids.
He believes that his children are the joy of life, and relishes the time that he gets to spend with his children.
Watching them grow and learn new things is what gives him true happiness.
He enjoys taking his children to the golf course with him.
91) Woods Wants To Be A Parent Like His Father
Woods recalled that his father spent all of his time with Tiger in teaching him how to play golf.
He wants to be the same kind of father, and create the same relationship with his children.
Regardless of the sport, he wants to spend quality time with his children.
However, he would love for his children to follow in his footsteps, but is not pressuring them to play golf.
92) Woods Feeling‘Very Balanced’
Ever since his rejuvenation from his scandal and his new relationship, Tiger Woods says that he feels more clarity in his life.
“I think life is all about having a balance, and trying to find equilibrium and not getting things one way or the other, and I feel very balanced.”
He is no longer hiding from the paparazzi and the media, and is setting up his life once again.
93) Tiger Woods’ Strict Routine
Did you know that Tiger wakes up at every day at 5:00 a.m.?
He has a strict exercise regimen that he likes to follow, and waking up early is key to accomplishing his fitness routine on time.
94) What Is Woods’ Ideal Day?
Tiger Woods, like any other athlete, would want to spend his entire day participating in his favorite sports.
He loves surfing, skiing, golfing and fishing, and would want to do everything in the same day! And of course, having his children along for the fun-filled day would be perfect.
95) Putting Himself To A Challenge Every Day
For Tiger Woods, every day is a challenge.
He wants to become a better person tomorrow than he was today.
He is constantly trying to find ways to make himself a better person, and wants to improve himself in whichever way he can.
This especially became a priority after his infidelity scandal and his fallout with his wife of five years.
96) Woods Didn’t Think He’s Above The Rules
When Tiger was to be disqualified for the illegal drop shot, he was not afraid to face the consequences.
Luckily for him, he was not disqualified from the competition and was instead given a two-stroke penalty.
While some athletes might have been angered by this choice of penalty and would have withdrawn from the game, Woods took everything with flow and modesty.
He was ready to take the blame for his mistake.
Jack Nicklaus commended Woods’ decision, saying that this indicated he didn’t believe he was “above the rules.”
97) Missing His Father
It has been several years since his father passed away but even now, Tiger writes on his blog that he misses him deeply.
He stated that his father was his “best friend” and that he will look up to his father in everything he does, as a player, a father and a friend.
He said he owed his success to his father, writing, “I wouldn’t be where I am today without him.”
98) Tiger Was Born To Be A Father
Tiger loves spending time with his children, and states that it is the most important and significant part of his life.
Woods is a rather private person, especially about his personal life.
On being a father, Woods stated, “People say I was born to play golf, but I think I was born to be a dad.”
99) Tiger Learned A Lot From His Father
When asked what he has learned from his own parents, Tiger remembered something his father used to say to him.
His father often spoke to him about being the best at whatever you did.
He also would tell Tiger, “You get what you put in.”
Working hard and studying will make you great at whatever you put your mind to, is advice that Earl Woods often gave to his son.
Tiger said, “It’s really that simple.
There are no shortcuts.”
100) Tiger’s Dad Said: ‘He Doesn’t Need A Challenge’
Earl Woods was fond of saying that Tiger did not need a challenge to push him to do his greatest.
He said that his son was fueled by goals and by records, and he did not need another golfer to beat.
He was playing golf to surpass the previous records made, and being No. 1 or No. 5 did not have an impact on his game.