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Woods, Eldrick Tiger (Woods, Tiger)

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Born: 1975 AD
Currently alive, at 38 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Golf Player

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1975 - Eldrick "Tiger" Woods, born on the 30th of December in Cypress, California. American professional golfer.

1978 - He putted against comedian Bob Hope in a television appearance on The Mike Douglas Show. At age three, he shot a 48 over nine holes at the Navy Golf Club in Cypress, California.

1980 - At age five, he appeared in Golf Digest and on ABC's That's Incredible.

1984 - At the age of eight he won the 9–10 boys' event, the youngest age group available, at the Junior World Golf Championships.

1988-1991 - Went on to win the Junior World Championships six times, including four consecutive wins.

         - He became the youngest ever U.S. Junior Amateur Champion, was voted Southern California Amateur Player of the Year for the second consecutive year, and Golf Digest Amateur Player of the Year.

1992 - He successfully defended his title at the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship, becoming the first multiple winner, competed in his first PGA Tour event, the Nissan Los Angeles Open and was named Golf Digest Amateur Player of the Year, Golf World Player of the Year and Golfweek National Amateur of the Year.

1994 - Became the youngest ever winner of the U.S. Amateur Championship.

1995 - He was a member of the American team at the Eisenhower Trophy World Amateur Golf Team Championships and Walker Cup.

         - He defended his U.S. Amateur title, and was voted Pac-10 Player of the Year, NCAA First Team All-American, and Stanford's Male Freshman of the Year.

1996 - He became the first golfer to win three consecutive U.S. Amateur titles and won the NCAA individual golf championship.
 
2003 - Became engaged to Elin Nordegren, a Swedish model.

2004 - Married on the 5th of October to fiancee Elin.

2005 - Became the World No. 1, Woods was the highest paid professional athlete, having earned an estimated $87 million.

2006 - At the age of 30, he won his eleventh and twelfth professional major golf championships and has more wins on the PGA Tour than any other active golfer. He is the only active golfer in the top 10 in career major wins and career PGA Tour wins.

         - He won his 50th professional tournament at the Buick Open, and at 30 years and 7 months old, he became the youngest to do so.

2007 - At the Masters Tournament, he was in the final group on the last day of a major for the thirteenth time in his career, but unlike the previous twelve occasions, he was unable to win.

         - In May, he has won 57 official money PGA Tour events, has 20 other individual professional titles, and two team titles in the two-man WGC-World Cup.

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