Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods is an American professional golfer who set an amazing career in motion in 1997 when he became the youngest person and the first African American to win the U.S. Masters. He had an outstanding junior, college, and amateur golf career making him one of the best golfer ever.

The golf king has built an unprecedented competitive career with an outstanding record as the second-most PGA Tour victories (81) among all golfers, with 12 international victories and 14 additional victories.

Precisely in April 2019, his surprising masters win made him the oldest person to win the PGA Championship at the Augusta National Golf Course. For this, he became an inspiration to people all over the world despite years of personal struggles and family scandals.

Tiger Woods Biography, Age

Eldrick Tont ‘Tiger’ Woods was born on December 30, 1975, in Cypress, California and grew up in Orange County as a child prodigy who was introduced to golf before the age of two by his athletic father, Earl Woods. At age 15, while he was a student at Western High School in Anaheim, Wood was the youngest U.S. Junior Amateur champion; a record that held still until it was broken by Jim Liu in 2010.

Woods enrolled at Stanford University under a golf scholarship, to study economics but dropped out after two years in order to build a solid career in the golf industry. He turned professional in 1996 at the age of 20 and won the U.S. Masters at Augusta in 1997 with a record score at a young age of 21, making him the youngest and the first African American to win the title by the end of April 1997.

Woods won another 13 majors and was named the PGA Player of the Year 10 times over the next 12 years after which he struggled to regain his top form after personal problems surfaced in 2009. Woods claimed his first major title in nearly 11 years with his victory at the 2019 Masters at the age of 43, attaining total career victories of 105.

 Wife

Tiger married his wife Elin Maria Pernilla Nordegren in October 2004, by the 19th hole of the Sandy Lane resort in Barbados. Elin Maria Pernilla Nordegren was born January 1, 1980, in Stockholm, Sweden and she is a Swedish former model, nanny. The couple was blessed with two children a daughter, Sam Alexis and a son, Charlie Axel Woods. The union was ill-fated after Woods’ subsequent infidelity was revealed.

Tiger Woods took a long time off from golf to resolve marital issues with his ex-wife Elin. His many alleged extramarital indiscretions were revealed by several women through worldwide media sources. All the efforts Woods made to put back together his marriage were unsuccessful.

The couple finalized their divorce in the Bay County Circuit Court in Panama City, Florida, on August 23, 2010. Amidst the separation, Woods seems to remain a father to his kids and can be seen spending quality time with them on the golf course.

Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods, his kids and pets in 2015.

Net Worth

As of April 20, 2019, Tiger Woods net worth is estimated at $800 million and the number is expected to go up after Woods added his fifth Masters win to his resume. Tiger Woods earned about $2.07 million from his recent master’s win at Augusta in 2019. But the golfer has always made most of his millions off the links which more than 90% of his $1.5 billion in lifetime earnings is from endorsements, personal appearances and golf course design work.

Woods is not only is he a golf prodigy, but he is also a successful entrepreneur with strings of investments including his led golf course design firm, TGR Design and a restaurant.

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Tiger Woods Restaurant

The Woods Jupiter is Tiger’s flagship restaurant which he started after years of meals on the road. Envisioned as a place where friends and family could come together to relax and refuel, Tiger Woods decided to bring his vision of an elevated sports bar to life at home in Jupiter. The Woods restaurant has become a destination to enjoy good food and celebrate like a champion especially among golfers and winners in other sports.

The Woods restaurant bills itself as a “legendary sports bar experience.” The menu features traditional American foods with hamburgers, salads and tacos. Guest can even enjoy a good cigar to pair with The Woods’ extensive spirits menu.

Woods name may be on the front, but the golfer wanted the restaurant to succeed based on its quality, therefore, he tries to take his image and influence away from the restaurant because he didn’t want it to look like people were going there because of him. A number of celebrities have visited the Woods including Rickie Fowler, Justin Thomas, Rory McIlroy, Michelle Wie and many more.

For someone who overcame difficulties with stammering as a boy, Tiger Woods truly lived up to the expectations of one voted “Most Likely to Succeed” in his high school graduating class.

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