The best golfer in the world, the athlete who was highest paid in the world, a sports sensation; Tiger Woods, originally, Eldrick Tont Woods, is a man that everyone reveres for his incredible talent in golf. From the time he won his first major in 1997 till 2010 he was the number one golf in the whole world, except for the year 2004.
Woods broke enormous number of world records in golf and had won as many as fourteen professional world golfing championships. He had won the prestigious PGA Player of the Year award for an eleven times consecutively and the Byron Nelson Award for an eight times, both of which were a record. Although his ranked went down since the year 2010 due to his infidelity and problems with family, he later bounced back to his number one position since the year 2014.
Tiger Woods Family Profile
Woods’ Parents – Earl Woods and Kultida Woods
Tiger’s father Earl Woods is a retired lieutenant colonel who played a prominent part in the Vietnam war. He is of an African-American origin. Kutilda is from Thailand and is believed to be of the Thai, Chinese and Dutch ancestry.
Earl and Kultida Woods met in Thailand when Earl was in the country in service of the U.S army. They were later married in New York in the year 1969.Earl Woods is known to have taught Tiger golfing at a very young age, before he even began walking. Kultida, who is a Buddhist is known to have influenced Tiger Woods’ inclination towards the religion.
Woods’ half siblings – Earl Jr, Kevin, Royce
Tiger Woods was the only child of his parents but he had three half siblings from his father, Earl’s previous marriage. Half-brothers Earl Jr and Kevin and half sister Royce.
Earl Woods Jr works in the department of economic security. His daughter Cheyenne is also known for being a skilful golfer. Kevin Dale Woods who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2009 is wheel chair bound. Royce has supposedly taken care of Tiger Woods when he was at Stanford cooking for him and as a token of gratitude, he bought her a house.
Woods’ Spouse – Elin Nordegren
Woods met Elin Nordegren, a Swedish model at the 2001 open championship. They got engaged in the year 2003 and later got married in a lavish ceremony at the Sandy Lane Resort in Barbados. The couple split after Tiger’s scandalous affairs and infidelity was exposed in the year 2009. Although Tiger took a break from golfing to try and work on his marriage, the couple finally divorce in 2010.
Tiger Woods is currently linked to Lindsey Vonn, a skier.
Woods’ Children – Sam and Charlie Woods
Tiger and Elin have two kids,
Sam Alexis Woods born in the year 2007
Charlie Axel Woods born in the year 2009. Sam was named after Tiger’s own nickname Sam.
Woods’ Net Worth
According to Forbes, Tiger Woods’ current net worth is $61 million