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10 Interesting and unknown facts about Tiger Woods

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Tiger Woods is an American golfer who is considered as one of the best golfers ever. There had been numerous awesome hitting the golfing legends in the history, yet commitments of Tiger Woods to this game is exceptional.

1. A soldier behind his name

At first, his father started calling him "Tiger" to pay tribute to a kindred soldier and companion who had a similar moniker. But later, the entire world meant him this name.

2. No compromise with the education

Woods did his schooling from the Western High School in Anaheim and graduated from Western High School in 1994.

3. What he did at the age of 3

Little Woods got familiar with golf even before the age of 2 through his father. When he was 3, he shot a 48 over nine holes at the Cypress Navy course.

4. The youngest winner ever

In 1997, he won his first major, the Masters, and turned into the youngest ever winner, after 2 months, he set the record for the fastest ever to be No. 1 in the Official World Golf Rankings.

5. If it’s red then it must be final

He always wears red color on the final day of the tournament, as his mother feels that it’s a power color and brings good luck for him.

6. He has a magnum heart

In 1996, he and his father started The Tiger Woods Foundation, to promote golf among inner-city children. In 2010, he donated $3 million to Haitian earthquake relief.

 

7. The pinnacle of the richest sportsperson

His net worth is around $640 million, which makes him the second richest “African American”, after Oprah Winfrey. He is the first athlete ever to earn a billion dollars from his sport.

8. The curious case of his marriage

In 2004, Woods married Elin Nordegren and had 2 kids, but got divorced in 2010. He has a daughter named Sam Alexis Woods, and son, Charlie Axel Woods.

9. It’s all about the eyesight

His eyesight was 11, before having a laser eye surgery in 1999, which gave him 20/15 vision. After which, he won seven of his next 10 events.

 

10. A writer within

Woods also loves to write, as he wrote a column for Golf Digest magazine from 1997 to 2011. In 2001, he wrote a book called “How I Play Golf,” which proved to be the best-selling golf instruction book with around 1.5 million copies sold.

posted May 5, 2017 by Ramya

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