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The story of Tiger Woods, the ‘tiger’ of golf
The beginnings of legend
Eldrick Tont Woods was born in California in 1975, he is the son of Earl Woods (of African -American origin with Asian offspring) and Kutilda Woods (of Thai origin with Chinese ancestry). From a very young age his passion for golf was noticed, since with only two years he took the stick and tried to hit the balls. His father nicknamed him ´tiger´ (Tigre) in honor of a companion of the Vietnam War named Nguyen Phong, who saved Earl’s life. Already with that nickname the child’s fate was marked with fire.
Before 20 years of age he rose to fame after winning the United States Open three times. In 1996, with 21 years, he decided to become professional and made him great: he won two professional tournaments in just three months. A year later he left all the amateurs of the Boquiabierte golf after taking one of the four big tournaments of the year, the Augusta Masters. So far, Tiger Woods is the youngest golfer to win a ´Major´ and also with the lowest marking and the biggest difference of blows. Three years had to pass for Woods to take another title, but in the meantime, it produced a whole revolution in this sport.
Titles and more titles for Tiger
In 2000 Woods won three of the four Grand Slams of the year, a record that no one had achieved from Ben Hogan in 1953. That season took the United States Open with records included (lower marker in history and fifteen blows), the British Open in ST. Andrews and the PGA Championship. Subsequently, in 2001 he won the Augusta Masters and became the only golfer in current champion of the four Grand Slams. However, they were not achieved in the same year.
The influence of Tiger Woods in the world of golf has been noticeable. It could be said that there is a before and after the arrival of this Californian at the top of the sport. For example, in 1997 who won a Major received less than 500 thousand dollars of prize;In 2005 a Major quoted in more than 10 million dollars.
From the death of his father to temporary retirement
2006 was not a good year for Tiger Woods, since his father died and also could not, for the first time to pass the cut in a major. Three years later I would show that it is not only good in individual tournaments, but also by teams. He played the Cup of Presidents, who faces the best in the United States with a team formed by golfers from the rest of the world (except Europe).
That same 2009 Tiger had a car accident in Florida and suffered several back injuries, which had him away from tournaments and titles for a while. To that was added the fact of being discovered by his wife while he had an extramarital relationship. In December he announced his retirement from golf courses to devote himself to his family.
In April 2010 he returns in the Masters of Augusta and from then on he wins tournaments smaller than the Grand Slams. He returned to the old major.
Tiger Woods Large Titles Summary
Tiger has 15 Grand Slams throughout his career, between 1997 and 2019. He is the second golfer with more Majors, behind Jack Nicklaus, which has 18. Woods has won the Masters of Augusta (1997, 2001, 2002, 2005 and 2019) five times, three times the United States Open (2000, 2002 and 2008), three occasions the British Open (2000, 2005 and 2006) and inFour opportunities The PGA Championship (1999, 2000, 2006 and 2007).
In addition, it has eight triumphs in the Invitational WGC, seven in the WGC Chades, three Championship Tour and three three WGC Match Play. He is the only golfer to win the Fedex Cup twice. Finally, the Californian has won 82 tournaments of the PGA Tour and 184 Top 10. In the United States circuit he led the annual profits ten times between 1997 and 2013). In the European Tour it has 40 victories and 90 top ten.