Who is Tiger Woods?
Tiger Woods is one of the most successful golfers of all time. He has won almost every major championship. His bagman is Joe LaCava. His former swing coach is Chris Como. He turned pro in 1996.
Highest-Paid Athlete in the World
Formerly the World No. 1, he is the highest-paid professional athlete in the world. Woods has won 15 major golf championships.
The second highest of any male player. Jack Nicklaus leads with 18. And he has won 71 PGA Tour events. The third highest of all time. And he has almost beat Sam Snead’s long-standing PGA Tour record.
He has more career major wins and career PGA Tour wins than any other active golfer. He is the youngest player to achieve the career Grand Slam.
And the youngest and fastest to win 50 tournaments on tour. Additionally, Woods is only the second golfer to have achieved a career Grand Slam three times. The first golfer to achieve this is Jack Nicklaus.
Woods has won 15 World Golf Championships. And he won at least one of those events in each of the first 11 years after they began in 1999. Woods has held the number one position in the world rankings for the most consecutive weeks. And for the greatest total number of weeks.
PGA Player of the Year
He has been awarded PGA Player of the Year a record ten times. He won the Byron Nelson Award for lowest adjusted scoring average. Which is a record eight times. And he has the record of leading the money list in nine different seasons.
On December 11, 2009, Woods announced he would take an indefinite leave from professional golf. This was to focus on his marriage. After he admitted infidelity to his wife Elin Nordegren. Woods returned to competition for the 2010 Masters on April 8, 2010. This was after a break lasting 20 weeks.
He is the host of the Hero World Challenge. It is one of the most exclusive events in golf.
He has written many books including ‘How I Play Golf’. And he is a contributor to Golf Digest, a monthly golf magazine.
He is the owner of TGR Design, active in golf course design. The company has designed 9 golf courses. It to aims to set the highest standards for golf course design.
The Richest Sportsman
In July 2010 Forbes announced Woods as the richest sportsman in the world. He was earning a reported US$ 105 million in prize money that year alone. Since then he is earning more than US$ 50 million every year.
Tiger Woods’s Net Worth
His net worth is estimated at $800 million. In 2011 Woods purchased a sports fishing yacht named Solitude. In March 2014 Woods and his girlfriend, Lindsey Vonn spent time on the yacht in Miami Fl. He has his own website.
In February 2021 he was involved in a single-car accident, in Los Angeles.
Woods’s agent Mark Steinberg said Woods suffered multiple leg injuries in the accident.
“He is currently in surgery and we thank you for your privacy and support,” Steinberg said.
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