December 30, 1975
Cypress, California, U.S.
Source(-s) of wealth
Endorsements, Career Winnings,
Who is Tiger Woods?
Tiger Woods is one of the greatest American professional golfers. He became a professional golfer at age 20. Woods has won 82 PGA Tour, 41 European Tour, 3 Japan Golf Tour, 2 Asian Tour, 3 PGA Tour of Australia and 17 other major titles throughout his golfing career. He is currently inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame.
Tiger Woods was introduced to golf before he was two years old by his Earl Woods. Woods studied economics at Stanford University under a lucrative golf scholarship after a tremendous amateur career. From age three, Woods started breaking and setting new records at different competitions and age levels. Woods would become a professional, landing several juicy endorsements and deals, and winnings many trophies and honours.
A brief history of Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods Childhood & Education
Born Eldrick Tont Woods in Cypress, California, the USA on December 30, 1975. He is the only child of Kultida and Earl Woods in a family with one half-sister and two half-brothers.
The nickname Tiger came from his parents. His father Earl was a veteran of the US-Vietnam war. colonel Voung Dand Phong, a South Vietnamese colonel, is his father’s friend with the name Tiger.
The parents named him Tiger in honour of the colonel. This would go on to become his most popular name, well known worldwide. Woods was raised in Orange County, California. Woods was introduced to golf before the age of two by his father Earl who was an amateur golfer. As a war veteran, Earl would play golf with Woods at the Navy Golf University. This made Woods develop a love and interest in golf before he could even speak.
Woods attended Western High School where he excelled at golf. At age 15 he was the youngest US Junior Amateur golf champion and also won different Player of the year award. In 1994, he graduated high school and moved on to Stanford University under a golf scholarship. He studied economics and won several championships and titles while in college.
Tiger Woods Golf Career
Amateur Golf Career
Woods live has golf written all over it. He shot a 48 over nine holes at age three at the Navy course. He won three Under Age 10 golf championships at the Navy Base Golf Course before he was seven. Woods broke an 80 by age 8. In9189, Woods played his first major national junior tournament–the 1986 Big I where he was paired with a professional golfer by the name of John Daly. Woods won three consecutive US Junior Amateur tournaments as an amateur. He also made it to several American teams, such as the 1995 Walker Cup, the 1994 Eisenhower Trophy and many others.
College Golf Career
While studying at Stanford University, Woods won several titles and championships. His first PGA Tour took place in the 1995 Masters. He was only 19 years old then. He moved out of California after graduation in 1996.
Tiger Woods’ Professional Golf Career
Woods continued with his excellent track record of winnings in his professional career. Woods has an amazing 110 career professionals. He was the world’s number professional golf player for a long streak of 683 weeks. As a professional, he is inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame. He was a one-time PGA Tour Rookie of the Year and 11 times PGA Player of the Year and PGA Tour Player of the Year as well. He also achieved PGA Tour leading money winner and Vardon Trophy for a record 10 and 9 times, respectively. He also achieved other major honours, such as the Byron Nelson Award, FedEx Cup Champion, and Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Tiger Woods Wealth
As a successful golfer, Woods has several endorsements to his name. Wood’s juicy endorsement deals with reputable brands such as General Motors, General Mills, Titleist, American Express, Nike and Accenture. He signed a $105 contract with Nike, and he also receives percentages from the sale of Nike’s golf apparel.
What is Tiger Woods’s Net Worth?
Woods has earned over a billion dollars throughout his golfing career. He earned a cumulate amount of $769,440,709 between 1996 and 2007. In 2009, he earned a bonus of $10 million for winning the FedEx Cup. He has a net worth of $600 million, making him the richest golfer. He lost a good fortune in 2010 after his divorce from his wife, Elin. As a sportsman, he earns per competition he wins so with more winning means more fortune.