Tiger Woods
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Personal information
Full name Eldrick Tont Woods
Nickname Tiger
Born December 30, 1975
Cypress, California
Height 6 ft 1 in
Weight 185 lb
Nationality  United States
Residence Windermere, Florida
Spouse Elin Nordegren
Children Sam Alexis
Charlie Axel
Career
College Stanford University
Turned professional 1996
Current tour PGA Tour
Professional wins 97
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 71
European Tour 38
Japan Golf Tour 2
Asian Tour 1
PGA Tour of Australasia 1
Other 15
Best results in Major Championships
The Masters Won: 1997, 2001, 2002, 2005
U.S. Open Won: 2000, 2002, 2008
Open Championship Won: 2000, 2005, 2006
PGA Championship Won: 1999, 2000, 2006, 2007
Achievements and awards
FedEx Cup Champion 2007, 2009

Eldrick Tont "Tiger" Woods is an American professional golfer among the most successful of all time. Currently the World No. 1, he was the highest-paid professional athlete in 2008, having earned an estimated $110 million from winnings and endorsements.

Woods has won fourteen professional major golf championships, the second highest of any male player, and 71 PGA Tour events, third all time. He has more career major wins and career PGA Tour wins than any other active golfer. He is the youngest player to achieve the career Grand Slam, and the youngest and fastest to win 50 tournaments on tour.

Woods has held the number one position in the world rankings for the most consecutive weeks and for the greatest total number of weeks. He has been awarded PGA Player of the Year a record nine times, the Byron Nelson Award for lowest adjusted scoring average a record eight times, and has the record of leading the money list in nine different seasons. He has been named Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year a record-tying four times, and is the only person to be named Sports Illustrated's Sportsman of the Year more than once.

Since his record-breaking win at the 1997 Masters Tournament, golf's increased popularity is attributed to Woods' presence. He is credited for dramatically increasing prize money in golf, generating interest in new audiences as the first non-white person to win the Masters, and for drawing the largest TV audiences in golf history.

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