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Fifteen Awesome Facts about Golf Prodigy Tiger Woods! - Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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Are We Out of the Woods Yet? Fifteen Awesome Facts about Golf Prodigy Tiger Woods!
By Hannah Birss

There’s been a lot on Tiger Woods in the media in the past few years, and sometimes it seems that he’s all but vanished from the golf scene. What goes on is his personal life has bene under a lot of scrutiny, but when you look straight at the facts, Tiger might not have made the best choices, be he certainly is one of the best. So here they are – fifteen awesome facts about golf prodigy Tiger Woods!


1. Tiger was born December 30th, 1975 in Cypress, California to an African American army officer named Earl and a Thai mother named Kultilda. His real name? Eldrick Tont Woods. Eldrick was designed to be a combination of his parent’s names, so that he would always be surrounded by his parents. Tiger uses the word “Caublinasian” to describe his mixed ancestry of Caucasian, Black, American Indian and Asian. 

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From the cutest baby to the heartthrob of the golfing world.
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2. So where did Eldrick get his name from? His father nicknamed him “Tiger” after a South Vietnamese soldier that he had fought alongside during the Vietnam war. 

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I think every single family in the history of the planet has a similar photo to this.
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3. Tiger and his mother are very close – she hand stitched his club head cover, with the words “Love from Mom” in Thai on it. She’s also the reason that Tiger always wears the color red on the final day of a tournament – she feels that it’s a lucky power color for him. 

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This might be the cutest thing I’ve ever seen.
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4. He was 11 months old when he started swinging a sawed off golf club in his garage. At the age of two, he won a putting contest with Bob Hope that was staged for the “Mike Douglas Show”. 

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Even then he was kicking @$$ and taking names.
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5. It didn’t take long for Tiger to shoot to stardom – Woods leads the PGA in career victories among active players and is the career money list leader. He’s won the Master’s Tournament four times, the U.S Open three times, the PGA Championship four times, and the British Open three times. When he was 21, he won his first Masters and was the youngest player and the first person of African or Asian descent to win a major golf championship

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He was also the first person with a total baby-face to win the tournament.
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6. Tiger grew up with a bad stutter, and attributes overcoming his problem to winning various competitions. 

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Pictured here beating his stutter into submission.
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7. Tiger attended two years at Stanford University, from 1994-1996, where he majored in Economics and was nicknamed “Urkel” by his college teammates.

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Thereby becoming a walking billboard for the school.
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8. Tiger’s driver hits the ball at an average speed of 125 miles per hour – to give you an idea of what that means, most professional golfers swing at 80 miles per hour.

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His tongue’s not out because he’s concentrating, it’s because he’s going
“Nyah Nyah Nyah Nyah Nyah” at all the other golfers.
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9. After his first Masters win in 1998, 22-year-old Tiger got to pick the Champion Dinner Menu. What did he decide on? Cheeseburgers, chicken sandwiches, French fries, and milkshakes. Not really a surprise since his favourite foods are McDonalds cheeseburgers and Taco Bell.

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I feel like I should be shocked that there is a web game out there of Tiger Woods
making and selling hamburgers, but really, this is the internet.
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10. His awesomeness isn’t just limited to the golf course – in 2001 he wrote a book called “How I Play Golf” that sold more than 1.5 million copies. In 2010, he also donated $3 million to Haitian Earthquake Relief.

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Look at those pearly whites – they’re practically blinding.
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11. Tiger’s got a potty mouth. Known for his temper on the course, Tiger often berates himself when he messes up a shot.

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He is Tiger, hear him roar.
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Seen wearing a bracelet given to him by a Buddhist monk.
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13. He owns a 150-foot yacht called Privacy – plenty of places there to hide from the paparazzi!

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That thing is literally bigger than my house. Literally.
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14. We won’t get into the nitty gritty or the dirty details, but Tiger was married to model Elin Nordegren from 2004-2010, and they had two children together – Sam Alexis, born 2007, and Charlie Axel, born 2009.

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Happier times.
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15. Tiger has won multiple awards. He was the Gold Digest Player of the Year in 1991 and 1992, as well as the Golf World Player of the Year in 1992 and 1993, and Golf Man of the Year in 1994 – the list goes on and on and on!

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“Another award? Aw guys, you shouldn’t have.”
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Do you have something we’d like to know about Tiger Woods? Let us know in the comments below!

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