Tiger Woods (born Eldrick Tont Woods, 30.12.1975)
Tiger Woods is a professional American golfer and is considered to be one of the most successful players of all time.
Tiger Woods: Personal Life
Tiger Woods was born in Cypress, California. His father, Earl, was a retired US Army lieutenant colonel, a veteran of the Vietnam war. Earl passed away in 2006. His mother is named Kultida Woods. Tiger was named Eldrick after an old army friend of his father's. Tont is a traditional Thai name.
Tiger Woods graduated from Western High School, Anaheim, in 1994.
Tiger Woods: Golfing Career - Amateur
Tiger Woods was a golfing prodigy, as a child. He started playing at the age of two and in 1978, he putted against the comedian Bob Hope in a TV appearance on The Mike Douglas Show. At the age of three, he shot a 48 over nine holes in California. Two years later, he appeared on the TV show That's Incredible. He consistently beat children older than him, winning the Junior World Golf Championships in the 9-10 years age group when he was just eight years old.
At the age of 15, Tiger Woods became the youngest person ever to win the US Junior Amateur Championship. He was also the youngest to win the US Amateur Championship. In 1994, he was a member of the American team for the Eisenhower Trophy World Amateur Golf Team Championships. The following year, he was also in the national team for the Walker Cup.
In 1994, Tiger Woods enrolled at Stanford University, where he majored in Economics and was nicknamed 'Urkel'. He was voted Stanford's Male Freshman of the Year (which covers all of the University's sportsmen). In his first PGA Tour, he was the only amateur to make the cut. He was also the top amateur at the 1996 Open Championship.
Tiger Woods: Professional
It was in August 1996 that Tiger Woods became a professional golfer, signing endorsement deals with Nike ($40 million) and Titleist ($20 million). His first professional game was at the Greater Milwaukee Open. He tied 60th place. However, he won two events in the following months and qualified for the Tour Championship.
Tiger Woods rose to World No. 1 in his 42nd week of professional play; the fastest ever ascent to number one. He was the first golfer to ever win the PGA Player of the Year award in their debut year as a professional.
Woods' 1999 season was finished with eight wins. This feat had not been achieved in over 25 years. 2000 was another record-breaking season, winning three consecutive majors and nine PGA Tour events. He also won the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am for the sixth time in a row.
When Tiger Woods went face-face with Bob May in the 2000 PGA Championship, May almost knocked Woods off of his throne but was unsuccessful. That year, he won the Triple Crown of Golf (the US, British and Canadian Open Tournaments). In 2002, Tiger Wood became one of only three golfers to have won back-to-back Masters Tournaments - the other two being Nick Faldo and Jack Nicklaus.
In 2003 and 2004 Tiger Woods failed to win a major tournament, citing the changes that he was making to his swing as a reason for the dip in his success. Luckily, Woods was back on form by 2005, though in 2006, he failed to win his fifth Masters championship. Following his father's death, winning the 2006 Open Championship was an emotional time for Tiger Woods.
2007 - 2009 continued to be successful for Tiger Woods, aside from an injury-hit season in 2008 but towards the latter part of 2009, Woods was hitting the front pages of the tabloid headlines, rather than the sports pages.
Tiger Woods: Personal Life
Tiger Woods married his wife Elin Nordegren in 2004. Their first child, daughter Sam Alexis, was born in 2006. Their son, Charlie Axel was born in 2009.
In November 2009, it was reported that Tiger Woods was involved in a car crash outside of his house. Over the course of the next few weeks, it was reported that he had engaged in several infidelities, whilst married to Elin. Amongst those alleged to have had affairs with Tiger Woods are Loredana Jolie, Jamie Jungers, Joslyn James, Rachel Uchitel and Jaimee Grubbs.
The former golfer has finished a course to manage his medications.
Tiger Woods is well on his way to wellness following his completion of a treatment program which he undertook after he was arrested for driving under the influence of prescription medication. It seems he's still got a long way to go, but he's sounding thoroughly positive.
Tiger Woods at the Tiger Woods Foundation 20th Anniversary gala
The 41-year-old professional golfer was taken in by cops on May 29th 2017 for DUI. He later insisted that this was not an alcohol-related incident, and it was in fact down to some mismanagement of his pain medication for his back and legs, and drugs to help his sleep disorder. He underwent a treatment program to learn to better manage his medication effectively and avoid further road incidents.
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If you think the $100 million Elin Nordegren received as part of her divorce settlement was a lot of money, you won't believe how much some of these other celebrity divorces cost.
It’s been great to see Elin Nordegren has finally been moving on since her 2010 split with golf pro Tiger Woods. Nordegren has recently been dating coal magnate Chris Cline, although we know that it’s not for his money. Nordegren received around $100 million following her split from Tiger Woods, one of the most expensive divorce settlements of all time.
Woods paid out $100 million in his divorce from Nordegren
It may sound like a lot of money, but compared to some of these celebrity divorces, Nordegren was ripped off.
Continue reading: The Most Expensive Celebrity Divorces Of All Time
Things are said to be heating up between Swedish model Elin Nordegren and her beau, billionaire coal magnate Chris Cline.
Tiger Woods’ ex-wife Elin Nordegren has been out of the spotlight for a few years following the couple's very high-profile divorce. Recently though reports have surfaced that she has finally managed to move on from her ex-husband’s betrayal and things are heating up between her and billionaire coal magnate Chris Cline.
Elin Nordegren has moved on from her heartbreak with coal magnate Chris Cline
The pair have been dating for over a year now, and are in fact neighbours. The couple live next door to one another in the very affluent area of North Palm Beach in Florida, where Nordegren just finished renovating the home she shares with her two children by Woods, Charlie, 4, and Sam, 6.
Continue reading: Elin Nordegren Loved Up With Coal Magnate Chris Cline
We know all about Tiger Woods, but who is his girlfriend Lindsey Vonn?
She’s the girlfriend of Tiger Woods and rumored close pal of his ex Elin Nordegren, so it’s no surprise that Lindsey Vonn’s name is becoming more and more of a tabloid fixture. But beyond her high profile relationship Vonn is an accomplished sportswoman and Olympic gold medalist. So isn’t it time we got to know the alpine ski racer a little better?
Skiing superstar, Lindsey Vonn
Born Lindsey Kildow, the now 29 year old Minnesota native’s skiing ambitions started early. By aged two she was on her first skis and by six she was in her first competitive race. At 10, a meeting with her idol, Olympic gold medalist Picabo Street, would leave an impression both on the young skier and her heroine. Eventually Street would become Lindsey’s coach and mentor. Lindsey’s first major win came in 1998 when at aged 14 she became the first American to win the"Cadets" slalom skiing event at Italy's Trofeo Topolino. Two years later, Lindsey would make her World Cup debut in the Olympic ski team.
Tiger Woods' exes have found friendship after a storm of hatred.
Lindsey Vonn and Elin Nordegren have finally settled their differences after months of hating each other and are now said to be firm friends. It was only last June that we reported that Vonn, the current girlfriend of Tiger Woods, and Nordegren, the golf star's ex-wife, were at loggerheads after an epic and highly publicized cheating scandal but have now seemingly laid their tension to rest, according to US Weekly's source.
Lindsey Vonn Is Reportedly Now Close Friends With Elin Nordegren.
Nordegren divorced the golfer in 2010 after discovering Woods' infidelity but it was reported that the pair had tried to stay civil for the sake of their children, Sam, 5, and Charlie, 4, though this didn't stop Elin from "[hating] Lindsey Vonn and everything about [Woods'] romance," according to reports at the time.
Continue reading: Lindsey Vonn And Elin Nordegren Are "Close Friends" In Hatred U-Turn
Lindsey Vonn was taken by surprise by IOC officials in New York.
All Lindsey Vonn wanted was a nice evening out with Tiger Woods. The champagne was flowing at the Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards (CFDAs) at New York's Lincoln Center this week, where the Olympic skier and her golfing ace boyfriend were in attendance on Tuesday (June 4, 2013). However, one call turned the evening on its head.
The 28-year-old Olympian - wearing a Cynthia Rowley dress - received a call from the IOC on her cell-phone in the middle of the ceremony and was told that drug testers were waiting outside the venue. According to the New York Post's Page Six, the gold medallist was ushered to the bathroom to meet officials and was told to "pee in a cup." Vonn is currently training for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, and apparently the test couldn't wait until the morning.
Fortunately for Vonn, she passed the test with flying colours and subsequently returned to the festivities. "Lindsay met the IOC at the bathroom. Cynthia stood guard outside, and no one was allowed to enter the bathroom. They were in there for about five minutes," a Post source explained.
Continue reading: Excuse Me Lindsey Vonn, Will You Just Pee In This Cup? Please?
Elin Nordegren is reportedly dating billionaire Chris Cline.
Elin Nordegren is dating billionaire coal tycoon Chris Cline, according to the New York Post. Not to be confused with the American Pie actor Chris Kline - who presumably is not a billionaire - the father-of-four owns a luxury yacht and owns a huge property in North Palm Beach, where Nordegren is currently renovating a $12 million home. "Elin and Chris have been dating since the holidays," a source told Page Six.
Last year, we reported how Nordegren had her home at the oceanfront community of Seminole Landing bulldozed after her split from Tiger Woods. Seemingly wanting to erase her relationship, the Swedish model simply started building the house from scratch. West Virginia native Cline - worth a reported $1.2 billion - stays far from the spotlight, though made headlines last year after he became the victim of a bizarre attempted extortion plot. An aspiring actor tried to extort cash from Cline, movie producer Harvey Weinstein, Groupon co-founder Eric Lefkofsky and Buffalo Sabres owner Terry Pegula.
Nordegren's former husband Tiger Woods is reportedly dating Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn. Last month, he sent his private jet to pick her up from Austria after she suffered a bad injury on the slopes.
Continue reading: Elin Nordegren Dating Billionaire Chris Cline: Who Is This Guy?
Tiger Woods' ex Elin Nordegren looks ready to move on from the golfer as she is reportedly seeing coal magnate Chris Cline.
Elin Nordegren is allegedly dating a billionaire businessman, the coal magnate and her Florida neighbour Chris Cline, the New York Post claim. The former Mrs Tiger Woods has apparently been seeing the mega-rich fossil fuel magnate since the Christmas period, with the pair becoming meeting on the exclusive North Palm Beach oceanfront community of Seminole Landing, where the two live next door to each other.
Elin Nordegren looks as though she may be ready to move on from cheating ex-Tiger Woods
Speaking to The NY Post, a source close to the Swedish former model Nordegren revealed, “Elin and Chris have been dating since the holidays,” with the two apparently becoming close after Elin had her home in Palme Beach bulldozed and rebuilt after the Tiger Woods cheating scandal. Cline, who likes to keep his distance from the media, has been married twice before, with his last marriage falling apart in 2000. He has four children from his previous marriages.
The news that Tiger Woods cheated on his wife was famously broken in 2009. What followed was an enormous financial fall out which saw him lose almost all of his sponsorship deals, as well as his wife, as they divorced in 2010. Three years on from the cheating scandal and Woods is desperate to get Elin Nordegren back, he's even offered a $200m pre-nup agreement.
However, that isn't quite good enough and Nordegren wants to make sure there's also a $350m anti-cheating clause in the pre-nup, to stop him from cheating. She already got $110m out of him in the divorce originally, also getting joint custody of their two children, Samantha and Charlie.
According to the Sun, a source told the National Enquirer: "Tiger didn't even balk at the demand. Even though his accountants think he's crazy, he's ready to sign the pre-nup and set a wedding date... The guy has never recovered from being dumped by Elin. He's dated a lot of models and bimbos but none of them were more than a one-night stand."
It seems Lance Armstrong's doping nightmare has only just begun. Though the Livestrong man has already been stripped of his six Tour de France titles, he's now feeling the financial repercussions of the United States Anti-Doping Agency's damning report on his career in cycling.
Nike - arguably Armstrong's biggest sponsor - has decided to end their association with the star, saying that "due to the seemingly insurmountable evidence that Armstrong participated in doping... we have terminated his contract." The cyclist, 41, has also stepped down as chairman of his charity Livestrong, saying in a statement, "To spare the foundation any negative effects as a result of controversy surrounding my cycling career, I will conclude my chairmanship." Armstrong has always vehemently denied doping, but gave up his fight against the charges in August. Nike - who marketed Armstrong as one of their primary stars, alongside Tiger Woods - added that it was "misled" by the American for more than a decade.
The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency released a report last week detailing the allegations of widespread doping by Armstrong and his teams when he won the Tour de France seven times between 1999 and 2005. The report included testimony from 11 of his former teammates, including Tyler Hamilton, whose book 'The Secret Race: Inside the Hidden World of the Tour de France: Doping, Cover-ups, and Winning at All Costs' claimed Armstrong was running a highly organised doping operation.
Tiger Woods Thursday 29th October 2009 'Welcome To Wales' concert at the Millennium Stadium, celebrating The Ryder Cup being staged in Wales for the first time Cardiff, Wales
Date of birth
30th December, 1975