Tiger Woods showed an early interest in golf, starting to play at the age of two. He made his first hole-in-one at the age of eight.
In 1997, at the age of 21, Tiger Woods became the youngest golfer to win the Masters Tournament, one of golf's four major championships.
Between 1999 and 2002, Tiger Woods held all four major championship titles simultaneously. This achievement is often referred to as the "Tiger Slam."
Tiger's real name is Eldrick Tont Woods. "Tiger" is a nickname given to him by his father, who had a friend with the same nickname during the Vietnam War.
Tiger Woods is of mixed heritage. His father, Earl Woods, was African American, Chinese, and Native American, while his mother, Kultida Woods, is of Thai, Chinese, and Dutch descent.
Before turning professional, Tiger Woods attended Stanford University and won the NCAA individual golf championship in 1996.
Tiger Woods has held the World No. 1 ranking in golf for a record total of 683 weeks. This is more than twice as long as any other golfer in history.
Woods has faced numerous injuries throughout his career, including four back surgeries. Despite these setbacks, he made remarkable comebacks to continue competing at a high level.
He established the Tiger Woods Foundation in 1996, which focuses on empowering underserved youth through education. The foundation has been instrumental in building Tiger's philanthropic legacy.
Tiger Woods has faced personal challenges, including a highly publicized divorce and legal issues. His 2017 arrest for DUI brought attention to his struggles with pain medication.