Ten fun facts about Tiger Woods


Fact 1
Currently the World No. 1, Woods has been one of the highest-paid athletes in the world according to Forbes.

Fact 2
His real name is Eldrick Tont Woods.

Fact 3
Through the 2000s, Woods was the dominant force in golf, spending 264 weeks between August 1999 and September 2004 and 281 weeks between June 2005 and October 2010 as world number one.


Fact 4
His father, Earl, nicknamed him “Tiger” after a South Vietnamese soldier with whom he had fought alongside during the Vietnam War.

Fact 5
Woods has broken numerous golf records. He has been world number one for the most consecutive weeks and for the greatest total number of weeks of any other golfer. He has been awarded PGA Player of the Year a record eleven times, the Byron Nelson Award for lowest adjusted scoring average a record eight times, and has the record of leading the money list in ten different seasons.

Fact 6
He was named Athlete of the Decade by the Associated Press in Dec. 2009.

Fact 7
He has won 14 professional major golf championships, the second highest of any player (Jack Nicklaus leads with 18), and 79 PGA Tour events, second all time behind Sam Snead.

Fact 8
He has more career major wins and career PGA Tour wins than any other active golfer.

Fact 9
He is the youngest player to achieve the career Grand Slam, and the youngest and fastest to win 50 tournaments on tour.

Fact 10
He is the only child of an African-American Army officer father and a Thai mother.


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is an American professional golfer whose achievements to date rank him among the most successful golfers of all time.

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