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Tiger Woods (born Eldrick Tont Woods, 30.12.1975)
Tiger Woods is a professional American golfer and is considered to be one of the most successful players of all time.
Tiger Woods: Personal Life
Tiger Woods was born in Cypress, California. His father, Earl, was a retired US Army lieutenant colonel, a veteran of the Vietnam war. Earl passed away in 2006. His mother is named Kultida Woods. Tiger was named Eldrick after an old army friend of his father's. Tont is a traditional Thai name.
Tiger Woods graduated from Western High School, Anaheim, in 1994.
Tiger Woods: Golfing Career - Amateur
Tiger Woods was a golfing prodigy, as a child. He started playing at the age of two and in 1978, he putted against the comedian Bob Hope in a TV appearance on The Mike Douglas Show. At the age of three, he shot a 48 over nine holes in California. Two years later, he appeared on the TV show That's Incredible. He consistently beat children older than him, winning the Junior World Golf Championships in the 9-10 years age group when he was just eight years old.
At the age of 15, Tiger Woods became the youngest person ever to win the US Junior Amateur Championship. He was also the youngest to win the US Amateur Championship. In 1994, he was a member of the American team for the Eisenhower Trophy World Amateur Golf Team Championships. The following year, he was also in the national team for the Walker Cup.
In 1994, Tiger Woods enrolled at Stanford University, where he majored in Economics and was nicknamed 'Urkel'. He was voted Stanford's Male Freshman of the Year (which covers all of the University's sportsmen). In his first PGA Tour, he was the only amateur to make the cut. He was also the top amateur at the 1996 Open Championship.
Tiger Woods: Professional
It was in August 1996 that Tiger Woods became a professional golfer, signing endorsement deals with Nike ($40 million) and Titleist ($20 million). His first professional game was at the Greater Milwaukee Open. He tied 60th place. However, he won two events in the following months and qualified for the Tour Championship.
Tiger Woods rose to World No. 1 in his 42nd week of professional play; the fastest ever ascent to number one. He was the first golfer to ever win the PGA Player of the Year award in their debut year as a professional.
Woods' 1999 season was finished with eight wins. This feat had not been achieved in over 25 years. 2000 was another record-breaking season, winning three consecutive majors and nine PGA Tour events. He also won the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am for the sixth time in a row.
When Tiger Woods went face-face with Bob May in the 2000 PGA Championship, May almost knocked Woods off of his throne but was unsuccessful. That year, he won the Triple Crown of Golf (the US, British and Canadian Open Tournaments). In 2002, Tiger Wood became one of only three golfers to have won back-to-back Masters Tournaments - the other two being Nick Faldo and Jack Nicklaus.
In 2003 and 2004 Tiger Woods failed to win a major tournament, citing the changes that he was making to his swing as a reason for the dip in his success. Luckily, Woods was back on form by 2005, though in 2006, he failed to win his fifth Masters championship. Following his father's death, winning the 2006 Open Championship was an emotional time for Tiger Woods.
2007 - 2009 continued to be successful for Tiger Woods, aside from an injury-hit season in 2008 but towards the latter part of 2009, Woods was hitting the front pages of the tabloid headlines, rather than the sports pages.
Tiger Woods: Personal Life
Tiger Woods married his wife Elin Nordegren in 2004. Their first child, daughter Sam Alexis, was born in 2006. Their son, Charlie Axel was born in 2009.
In November 2009, it was reported that Tiger Woods was involved in a car crash outside of his house. Over the course of the next few weeks, it was reported that he had engaged in several infidelities, whilst married to Elin. Amongst those alleged to have had affairs with Tiger Woods are Loredana Jolie, Jamie Jungers, Joslyn James, Rachel Uchitel and Jaimee Grubbs.
If you think the $100 million Elin Nordegren received as part of her divorce settlement was a lot of money, you won't believe how much some of these other celebrity divorces cost.
It’s been great to see Elin Nordegren has finally been moving on since her 2010 split with golf pro Tiger Woods. Nordegren has recently been dating coal magnate Chris Cline, although we know that it’s not for his money. Nordegren received around $100 million following her split from Tiger Woods, one of the most expensive divorce settlements of all time.
Woods paid out $100 million in his divorce from Nordegren
It may sound like a lot of money, but compared to some of these celebrity divorces, Nordegren was ripped off.
Continue reading: The Most Expensive Celebrity Divorces Of All Time
Things are said to be heating up between Swedish model Elin Nordegren and her beau, billionaire coal magnate Chris Cline.
Tiger Woods’ ex-wife Elin Nordegren has been out of the spotlight for a few years following the couple's very high-profile divorce. Recently though reports have surfaced that she has finally managed to move on from her ex-husband’s betrayal and things are heating up between her and billionaire coal magnate Chris Cline.
Elin Nordegren has moved on from her heartbreak with coal magnate Chris Cline
The pair have been dating for over a year now, and are in fact neighbours. The couple live next door to one another in the very affluent area of North Palm Beach in Florida, where Nordegren just finished renovating the home she shares with her two children by Woods, Charlie, 4, and Sam, 6.
Continue reading: Elin Nordegren Loved Up With Coal Magnate Chris Cline
We know all about Tiger Woods, but who is his girlfriend Lindsey Vonn?
She’s the girlfriend of Tiger Woods and rumored close pal of his ex Elin Nordegren, so it’s no surprise that Lindsey Vonn’s name is becoming more and more of a tabloid fixture. But beyond her high profile relationship Vonn is an accomplished sportswoman and Olympic gold medalist. So isn’t it time we got to know the alpine ski racer a little better?
Skiing superstar, Lindsey Vonn
Born Lindsey Kildow, the now 29 year old Minnesota native’s skiing ambitions started early. By aged two she was on her first skis and by six she was in her first competitive race. At 10, a meeting with her idol, Olympic gold medalist Picabo Street, would leave an impression both on the young skier and her heroine. Eventually Street would become Lindsey’s coach and mentor. Lindsey’s first major win came in 1998 when at aged 14 she became the first American to win the"Cadets" slalom skiing event at Italy's Trofeo Topolino. Two years later, Lindsey would make her World Cup debut in the Olympic ski team.
Tiger Woods' serial cheating seems to have been set to one side.
Stop everything: Lindsey Vonn and Elin Nordegren, the current girlfriend and ex-wife of golfing pro Tiger Woods, have decided to bury the hatchet and are now said to be close buddies. Why is this news? Because after allegedly being cheated on dozens of times by Woods, Swedish-born model Nordegren vowed that she "hated Lindsey Vonn and everything about [Woods'] romance," as was reported last June.
Tiger Woods' Girlfriend Lindsey Vonn Has Reportedly Become Friends With Elin Nordegren.
However, it turns out that the ladies-at-loggerheads weren't as geometrically opposed as they once thought and in fact were primed to cultivate a strong if not weird friendship. Indeed, an unlikely bond has blossomed out of a rather ugly situation. "After meeting her, she found she actually liked her," Us Weekly's source says of Nordegren, who was allegedly been cheated on with over a dozen women during her marriage to the golfer.
Continue reading: Wait, How Come Lindsey Vonn And Elin Nordegren Are BFFs Now?
Lindsey Vonn was taken by surprise by IOC officials in New York.
All Lindsey Vonn wanted was a nice evening out with Tiger Woods. The champagne was flowing at the Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards (CFDAs) at New York's Lincoln Center this week, where the Olympic skier and her golfing ace boyfriend were in attendance on Tuesday (June 4, 2013). However, one call turned the evening on its head.
The 28-year-old Olympian - wearing a Cynthia Rowley dress - received a call from the IOC on her cell-phone in the middle of the ceremony and was told that drug testers were waiting outside the venue. According to the New York Post's Page Six, the gold medallist was ushered to the bathroom to meet officials and was told to "pee in a cup." Vonn is currently training for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, and apparently the test couldn't wait until the morning.
Fortunately for Vonn, she passed the test with flying colours and subsequently returned to the festivities. "Lindsay met the IOC at the bathroom. Cynthia stood guard outside, and no one was allowed to enter the bathroom. They were in there for about five minutes," a Post source explained.
Continue reading: Excuse Me Lindsey Vonn, Will You Just Pee In This Cup? Please?
Elin Nordegren is reportedly dating billionaire Chris Cline.
Elin Nordegren is dating billionaire coal tycoon Chris Cline, according to the New York Post. Not to be confused with the American Pie actor Chris Kline - who presumably is not a billionaire - the father-of-four owns a luxury yacht and owns a huge property in North Palm Beach, where Nordegren is currently renovating a $12 million home. "Elin and Chris have been dating since the holidays," a source told Page Six.
Last year, we reported how Nordegren had her home at the oceanfront community of Seminole Landing bulldozed after her split from Tiger Woods. Seemingly wanting to erase her relationship, the Swedish model simply started building the house from scratch. West Virginia native Cline - worth a reported $1.2 billion - stays far from the spotlight, though made headlines last year after he became the victim of a bizarre attempted extortion plot. An aspiring actor tried to extort cash from Cline, movie producer Harvey Weinstein, Groupon co-founder Eric Lefkofsky and Buffalo Sabres owner Terry Pegula.
Nordegren's former husband Tiger Woods is reportedly dating Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn. Last month, he sent his private jet to pick her up from Austria after she suffered a bad injury on the slopes.
Continue reading: Elin Nordegren Dating Billionaire Chris Cline: Who Is This Guy?
Tiger Woods' ex Elin Nordegren looks ready to move on from the golfer as she is reportedly seeing coal magnate Chris Cline.
Elin Nordegren is allegedly dating a billionaire businessman, the coal magnate and her Florida neighbour Chris Cline, the New York Post claim. The former Mrs Tiger Woods has apparently been seeing the mega-rich fossil fuel magnate since the Christmas period, with the pair becoming meeting on the exclusive North Palm Beach oceanfront community of Seminole Landing, where the two live next door to each other.
Elin Nordegren looks as though she may be ready to move on from cheating ex-Tiger Woods
Speaking to The NY Post, a source close to the Swedish former model Nordegren revealed, “Elin and Chris have been dating since the holidays,” with the two apparently becoming close after Elin had her home in Palme Beach bulldozed and rebuilt after the Tiger Woods cheating scandal. Cline, who likes to keep his distance from the media, has been married twice before, with his last marriage falling apart in 2000. He has four children from his previous marriages.
Tiger Woods has been spotted with ex-wife Elin Nordegren, after bitter separation
Despite everything that Tiger Woods put his former partner Elin Nordegren through, with his past (and very public) infidelities, it looks as though the three years that have passed since their personal dramas erupted have been a healer for their friendship. TMZ have pictured the golfing star Woods together with the wife of his children, at a youth sports event in Jupiter, FL.
According to TMZ, Tiger arrived at the event first and Elin arrived around an hour later. Tiger had the kids with him. When they finally met up at the event, TMZ’s source says that they seemed pretty relaxed in each other’s company, given their tumultuous past. They chatted together for around half an hour, before their presence at the event started to cause a stir amongst other attendees. As the pair started to get too much attention, they reportedly left together, in Elin’s car. Wood’s infidelities famously came to light after he crashed his car close to his home, the day after Thanksgiving Day in 2009. Subsequently, the tabloid headlines were rife with news of a string of affairs and his marriage to Nordegren, subsequently, broke down. The couple divorced on August 23, 2010.
Currently, Woods is dating the downhill skier Lindsey Vonn. Vonn is currently injured, after a serious crash at the Apline World Championshis in Austria. After receiving hospital treatment nearby, Woods arranged for his private jet to take her home to recuperate there.
Continue reading: Golf Champion Tiger Woods Spotted With Ex-Wife Elin Nordegren
The American skier Lindsey Vonn - who is rumored to be dating golfer Tiger Woods - has suffered a serious crash in the women's super-G on the opening day of the alpine skiing world championships in Schladming on Tuesday (February 5, 2013). The four-time world champion lost balance on her right leg while attempting to land a jump. Her ski came off immediately before Vonn slid off the course and hit a gate, according to the Guardian.
Vonn received medical attention on the slope for around 12 minutes before being taken to hospital in a helicopter. The race had been delayed by fog, which forced organizers to delay the start by some three and a half hours. It started just before a deadline which would have postponed the event for another day, though it's unclear whether visibility affected Vonn's crash. She had trailed the race leader Tina Maze of Slovenia by around 0.12 seconds shortly before the accident.
An exclusive report by Hollywood Life.com last month revealed how Lindsey, 28, had been dating golf ace Tiger Woods for around two months. "They met through the ski community, because Tiger is an active skier," a source close to Vonnrevealed. "Lindsey has been teaching Tiger's kids Sam and Charlie how to ski." Tiger is said to have visited Lindsey in Austria mid-January, where she was participating in an Audi FIS Alpine Sky World Cup event.
Continue reading: Lindsey Vonn Airlifted To Hospital After Horror Crash In Austria
Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn have been dating since November, with the legendary golfer taking the Olympic skier on a recent romantic trip to Antigua. Hollywood Life.com caught wind of the trip and dug a little deeper to discover things were actually pretty serious between the pair, however, Vonn's friends are said to be concerned about their friend dating a man notorious for cheating on his wife with a string of women.
Continue reading: Woods, Vonn Dating? Is Tiger In Serious Relationship With Lindsey?
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Lots of thought & hard work by @USGA and @RandA to modernize our rules. Great work to benefit the game.
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Had a great talk on life and golf with my old friend Peter Dawson at Dubai’s Burj Al Arab. Watch the video! - TW… https://t.co/JP95ceMCjS
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What’s your favorite memory of Tiger at Torrey Pines?
I’m so proud the #GenesisOpen offers the diversity exemption honoring my hero Charlie Sifford. – TW https://t.co/INM4t3LwSj