Tiger Woods

Birthplace - Cypress, CA
Birthdate - December 30, 1975
Height - 6'1
Weight - 185 lbs

He won four of six starts, including a victory at the U.S. Open before ending his season with knee surgery.

Only child of an African-American Army officer father and a Thai mother. His father began calling Woods by the nickname "Tiger" in honor of a fellow soldier and friend who had the same nickname(moniker). Woods learned to play golf as a child. His father, Earl, served as his teacher and mentor. Around the age of eight, Woods had become extremely proficient at the game.

He studied at Stanford University, and won a number of amateur U.S. golf titles before turning pro in 1996. Woods shot to fame after winning the U.S. Masters at Augusta in 1997 with a record score of 270 at the age of 21. Woods was the youngest man to earn the title, and the first African-American to accomplish this. Since turning professional in 1996 Tiger Woods has won millions of dollars but his other income is pretty impressive with big name endorsements.

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