Eldrick "Tiger" Woods was born December 30, 1975. Currently the world's #1 American professional golfer is ranked among the most successful golfers of all time. He is also the highest paid athlete estimated worth $122 million in winnings and endorsements. It is also believed that he will be the first American athlete to surpass the $1 billion dollar earning estimate.Tiger Woods began to play golf at the age of two. A "natural" for the game of golf, he went on to win the Junior World Championships six times- an unprecedented accomplishment for such a young boy.In 1996 he became a professional golfer and signed with Nike Inc. - an endorsement worth $40 million and with Titleist Inc. worth $20 million. Woods was named Sports Illustrated 1996 Sportsman of the Year and PGA Rookie of the Year. Woods went on to win his first tournament The Masters in April, becoming the youngest Masters winner of African-American and Asian-American descent. Woods went on to win three PGA Tour events that same … [Read more...] about Tiger Woods Americas Greatest Golfer
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Tiger Woods is well on his way to being the greatest golfer to ever play the game. Here are the top ten moments from his journey.#10 - Tiger Wins Thirteenth Major Championship In August of 2007, Tiger wins his thirteenth major golf tournament, the PGA Championship. He is now over two thirds of the way the to Jack's eighteen major victories. Tiger's quest to be the greatest golfer of all time continues.#9 - Tiger Plays with Jack Nicklaus at the 2000 U.S. Open In the first two rounds of the 2000 PGA Championship, Tiger is paired with Jack Nicklaus for the first time in tournament play. As the two legends walk off the eighteenth tee, Tiger tells Jack, "It's been an honor and a privilege to play with you. Let's finish off on the correct note." Jack replies, "You got it. Let's go." Jack and Tiger proceed to both make birdies on the final hole. The confidence torch has officially been passed.#8 - Tiger Wins Third Consecutive U.S. Amateur Championships In the match play final, Tiger trails … [Read more...] about Tiger Woods’ Top Ten Moments
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Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson tee off on each other ahead of Players first round Phil Mickelson said he doesn't know if Tiger Woods wants a piece of him; Tiger smirked and said bring it on before the first round of the Players Championship. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Nation's Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Steve DiMeglio, USA TODAY Sports Published 4:04 p.m. ET May 8, 2018 | Updated 4:25 p.m. ET May 8, 2018 CLOSE SportsPulse: USA TODAY Sports' Steve DiMeglio thinks Tiger Woods can contend at the Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass, but only if he can fix one vital part of his game. USA TODAY Sports CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN … [Read more...] about Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson tee off on each other ahead of Players first round
NEW YORK – Tiger Woods will play the opening two rounds of the U.S. Open with Justin Thomas and Dustin Johnson, which feels like a grouping of Nos. 1-2-3 in the world ranking. Except that Woods is No. 80.On Thursday, the USGA released its tee times for the U.S. Open next week at Shinnecock Hills, and it offered two stacked groups for the morning and afternoon.Phil Mickelson, Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy tee off together in the morning of the first round. Woods, Johnson and Thomas are together in the afternoon.This is the 10-year anniversary of the USGA first putting together the Nos. 1-2-3 players in the world at Torrey Pines — Woods, Mickelson and Adam Scott.LATEST MORE SPORTS STORIESAi Fukuhara, Tomokazu Harimoto to take part in Olympic Day table tennis friendlyAi Fukuhara and Tomokazu Harimoto will take part in a mixed table tennis friendly later this month to promote dialogue between North and South Korea and their neighboring countries, the IOC anno...Terrell Owens … [Read more...] about Tiger Woods paired with Justin Thomas and Dustin Johnson for U.S. Open’s first two rounds
(CNN)He played there as a promising youngster, now Tiger Woods is set to design a public golf course that will benefit the whole of Chicago. The former world No.1 and his TGR Design team are lead architects on a proposal to redevelop the Jackson Park and South Shore Golf Courses in downtown Chicago. Woods, the 14-time major champion, learned the game on the municipal courses of California and is keen to leave a legacy for future generations of golfers who are without the means to join an exclusive club. The scheme, which will be privately funded, will involve a newly restored 18-hole golf course and a shorter family course on the urban banks of Lake Michigan with substantial views of the city's skyline. Visit CNN.com/sport for more news, features and videos Read More "We didn't have enough money in our family to be part of a country club so it was huge for us to be able to play on a public golf course," Woods said in a film for the Chicago Parks Golf Alliance. "To build a … [Read more...] about Tiger Woods set to build public golf course in Chicago