Tiger Woods full name is EldrickTont “Tiger Woods”. He was born on December 30, 1975 in Cypress, California. He is an American profession golfer and is the most successful one. He was just 20 years old when he turned professional. He has broken many golf records and has been world top for the most consecutive weeks of any golfer.
Tiger Woods Professional Career:
Tiger Woods turned pro in August 1996 and after that he immediately signed advertising deals with Inc., Nike and Titleist which were the most lucrative endorsements contracts in the history of golf at that time. He won his first major, The Masters, in April 1997 in record breaking fashion and became the youngest ever winner of the tournament at the age of 21. After two months, he made the record for the fastest ever ascent in the Official World Golf Rankings. He recorded six consecutive wins in the year 2000 which was the longest winning streak since done by Ben Hogan in 1948.
He became the youngest golfer to achieve the career Grand Slam at the age of 24. He won nine of the twenty PGA tour events he entered at the end of the year 2000 and broke the record for lowest scoring average in the history of tour. He was given the name ‘Sports Illustrated Sportsman’ of the year by Golf Digest Magazine and was called twelfth best golfer of all time. He became the first player to hold all the four major professional goal titles at the same time after his victory in the 2001 Masters.
Tiger Woods rebounded back in 2005 after winning six official PGA Tour money events. In 2006, he won his first two PGA tournaments. In 2007 and beginning of 2008, he continued to excel. He underwent knee surgery in April 2008 and missed two months on the tour. He performed very well in 2009 too. In April 2010 Masters, he returned to competition and finished the tied for fourth place. In January 2013, he won the Farmers Insurance Open by four shots. Due to his back problem, he was not able to play in 2017.