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See Article History Alternative Title: In Woods became the first golfer of either African American or Asian descent to win the Masters Tournamentone of the most-prestigious events in the sport.
With his victory at the Masters, Woods became the first player to win consecutively the four major tournaments of golf —the Masters, the U. Woods was the child of an African American father and a Thai mother. A naturally gifted player, he took up golfing at a very young age and soon became a prodigy, taking swings on a television program when he was two years old and shooting a 48 over nine holes at age three.
Inat age 15, he became the youngest winner of the U. Junior Amateur Championship; he also captured the and Junior Amateur titles. In he came from six holes behind to win the first of his three consecutive U.
He enrolled at Stanford University in and won the collegiate title in After claiming his third U. Amateur title, Woods left college and turned professional on August 29, Woods was able to generate such club speed that he routinely hit drives of more than yards.
His booming long game, coupled with his expert putting and chipping and his reputation for mental toughness, made him an intimidating opponent and a popular player among fans. At the Masters Tournament in Augusta, Georgia, Woods shot a tournament record over 72 holes and finished 12 strokes ahead of the rest of the field in one of the most-dominating performances in the history of professional golf.
In he became the first golfer in more than two decades to win eight PGA tournaments in a year. In June Woods again made history with his record-breaking win at the U. On July 23,Woods became the fifth player in golf history, and the youngest, to complete the career Grand Slam of the four major championships by winning the British Open.
Inwhen Bobby Jones won the only calendar-year Grand Slam, the four major tournaments were the U.
Open, the British Open, the U. Amateur, and the British Amateur championships. He won back-to-back Masters titles in and Inafter a drought of 10 winless major tournaments, Woods won the Masters and the British Open. In he defended his title at the latter tournament to claim his 13th major championship.
Some two months after undergoing knee surgery inWoods captured his third U. Open title in his first tournament back on the tour, completing his third career Grand Slam, a feat matched only by Nicklaus.
Open victory—which involved an hole play-off round followed by a sudden-death play-off—aggravated the damage to his knee, and the following week he withdrew from the remainder of the golf season in order to have more-extensive knee surgery.
His return to the sport in featured a number of tournament wins but no major titles for the first time since The unusual circumstances of the crash led to a great deal of media scrutiny into his personal life. It was revealed that Woods, who had married Elin Nordegren inhad a number of extramarital affairs, and his infidelity—which clashed with his solid-citizen reputation that had helped him earn hundreds of millions of dollars in endorsements over the years—became national news.
The following month, Woods announced that he was taking an indefinite leave from golf in order to spend more time with his family.
He returned to the sport in April for the Masters Tournament.Tiger Woods: A Biography, second Edition updates the edition to examine the life and career of this phenomenal athlete through the PGA Championship and the recent scandal in which he was involved.
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He is the only child of Earl and Kultida Woods. His parents identified their son's talent at an unusually early age. They said that he was playing with a putter before he could walk. The boy was gifted not only with.
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