Tiger Woods

Golfer Tiger Woods

Full Name: Eldrick Woods
Profession: Golfer

United States of America

Why Famous: Woods was a golf child prodigy before turning pro in 1996. He won his 1st major in 1997 and became the No.1 ranked player shortly after. He dominated golf throughout the 2000s and is one of only 4 players to win the Career Grand Slam.

He has the lowest career scoring average and the most career earnings of any player.

Born: December 30, 1975
Birthplace: Cypress, California, USA
Age: 43 years old

Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Capricorn

Married Life

  • 2004-10-05 Professional golfer Tiger Woods (28) weds former Swedish model Elin Nordegren (24) at Sandy Lane Resort in St. James, Barbados
  • 2010-08-23 Former Swedish model Elin Nordegren (30) divorces professional golfer Tiger Woods (34) after 6 years of marriage

Historical Events in the Life of Tiger Woods

  • 1992-02-27 Tiger Woods, 16, becomes youngest PGA golfer in 35 years
  • 1994-08-28 94th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Tiger Woods
  • 1995-08-27 95th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Tiger Woods
  • 1996-08-25 96th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Tiger Woods
  • 1997-01-12 Tiger Woods wins Mercedes Championships
  • 1997-04-13 61st Masters Golf Tournament: Tiger Woods at 21 (270 18 under par)
  • 1997-05-18 Tiger Woods wins Byron Nelson Golf Classic
  • 1999-08-15 PGA Championship, Medinah CC: Tiger Woods wins by 1 stroke from Spaniard Sergio Garcia
  • 2000-02-14 8th ESPY Awards: Tiger Woods, Mia Hamm win
  • 2000-06-18 100th US Golf Open: Tiger Woods shoots a 272 at Pebble Beach, California
  • 2000-06-19 Tiger Woods wins golf's US Open by 15 shots, a record for all majors, with a US Open to-par record score of -12
  • 2000-07-23 British Open Golf, Royal Lytham & St. Annes: Tiger Woods beats Thomas Bjørn and Ernie Els by 8 shots to win his first Open title; becomes youngest player at 24 to win all 4 major titles
  • 2000-08-20 PGA Championship: Tiger Woods becomes first since Ben Hogan in 1953 to win 3 majors in a calendar year; wins playoff with Bob May

  • 2001-02-12 9th ESPY Awards: Tiger Woods, Marion Jones win
  • 2001-04-08 65th Masters Golf Tournament: Tiger Woods wins, shooting a 272
  • 2002-04-14 66th Masters Golf Tournament: Tiger Woods becomes the third golfer to win in two consecutive years
  • 2002-06-16 102nd US Golf Open: Tiger Woods shoots a 277 at Bethpage State Park NY
  • 2002-07-10 10th ESPY Awards: Tiger Woods, Venus Williams win
  • 2002-08-18 PGA Championship, Hazeltine National GC: American Rich Beem wins his first major title by 1 stroke from Tiger Woods
  • 2005-04-10 69th Masters Golf Tournament: Tiger Woods wins, shooting a 276
  • 2005-07-17 British Open Golf, St. Andrews: Tiger Woods wins his 10th major title wire-to-wire by 5 shots from Scotsman Colin Montgomerie
  • 2006-07-23 British Open Golf, Royal Liverpool GC: Tiger Woods wins his 2nd consecutive Open Championship title and 3rd overall; holds off fellow American Chris DiMarco by 2 strokes
  • 2006-08-06 Tiger Woods (30) becomes the youngest player to compile 50 PGA Tour wins with a 3 stroke victory in the Buick Open at Grand Blanc, Michigan
  • 2006-08-06 Fresh from his British Open victory, Tiger Woods goes back-to-back to capture his 50th career title, taking the Buick Open by 3 strokes from Jim Furyk
  • 2006-08-20 PGA Championship, Medinah CC: Tiger Woods wins his 3rd PGA C'ship by 5 strokes from Shaun Micheel
  • 2006-09-04 Tiger Woods matches the lowest final round of his career (8-under 63) in the Deutsche Bank C'ship at Norton, Mass. to win for the 5th straight time and 7th time this PGA Tour season
  • 2007-08-12 PGA Championship, Southern Hills CC: Tiger Woods wins his 4th PGA C'ship by 2 shots from Woody Austin
  • 2008-06-16 108th US Golf Open: Tiger Woods shoots a 283 at Torrey Pines GC CA
  • 2008-07-20 16th ESPY Awards: Tiger Woods, Candace Parker win
  • 2009-08-16 PGA Championship, Hazeltine National GC: Yang Yong-eun of South Korea wins his first major title by 3 strokes from Tiger Woods
  • 2009-12-11 Tiger Woods announces an indefinite leave from professional golf to focus on his marriage.
  • 2012-06-03 Tiger Woods' 73rd PGA tour victory equals Jack Nicklaus's record
  • 2013-03-25 Golfer Tiger Woods returns to his world number one ranking
  • 2013-11-27 Tiger Woods is named PGA Tour's player of the year for the 11th time
  • 2014-05-18 Adam Scott overtakes Tiger Woods as the No. 1 ranked golfer in the world
  • 2017-05-29 Tiger Woods is arrested and charged with driving under the influence in Jupiter, Florida
  • 2017-06-20 Tiger Woods checks into a clinic to manage his pain medication and sleep disorder, following his arrest for driving under the influence
  • 2018-08-12 100th PGA Championship, Bellerive CC: Brooks Koepka becomes only the 5th player to win 2 major titles in a calendar year (US Open 2018) when he beats Tiger Woods by 2 strokes
  • 2018-09-23 Tiger Woods fires final round 71 to beat Billy Horschel by 2 and win the Tour Championship at East Lake GC in Atlanta: Woods' 80th PGA Tour win; first in 5 years; Justin Rose wins FedEx Cup crown, $10m bonus
  • 2018-11-23 Phil Mickelson claims $9m winner-takes-all prize in dramatic matchplay golf duel with Tiger Woods, finishing under floodlights in Las Vegas; match goes to 22nd hole before Mickelson sinks 4-foot putt for rich victory

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