Facts About The Lives Of Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods is an example of great people have scars and wound that they are nursing. He has had his highs, but he had also contended with so many lows.
Eldrick Tont “Tiger” Wood, born December 30, 1975, was the son of an American Army Veteran and a Thai mother.
Tiger Wood is considered to be one of the greatest golfers of all time, ranking second in both major championships and PGA Tour wins, as well as holding numerous records in golf.
He was introduced to Golf at the age of two by his father. In 2006, Tiger became the youngest golfer to reach 50 victories at the age of 30.
Tiger Woods in 2000, signed a 5-year, $105 million contract extension with Nike which was the largest endorsing deal ever signed by an athlete at that time.
Despite his philanthropic efforts, Forbes estimated his net worth to be $600 million, making him the second richest “African American” behind only Oprah Winfrey in 2009.
On August 20, 2007, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and his wife Maria Shriver announced that Woods would be inducted into the California Hall of Fame.
Woods and his wife, Elin, got divorced on August 23, 2010, after it was discovered that the golfer was having affairs with several women and more than a dozen mistress.
Woods acknowledged his wrongdoings and apologized to his family members and fans.
This hiccups in his life affected his career, but he recently bounced back to win the Masters competition in April 2019 after winning the same trophy 14 years back. That was his first win in 11 years.
His success story will continue to be an inspiration to many today.
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Here Are Some Quotes By Tiger Woods
“I love to compete. That’s the essence of who I am.”
“People don’t understand that when I grew up, I was never the most talented, I was never the biggest, I was never the fastest, I certainly was never the strongest. The only thing I had was my work ethic, and that’s been what has gotten me this far.”
“Never listen to other people’s expectations. You should live your life and live up to your own expectation.”
“Days when you just don’t have it, you don’t pack it in, you give it everything you’ve . You grind it out.”
“Golf is a great way for someone to learn discipline, responsibility and sportsmanship.”
“The only thing you can do is take a learning experience from it, positives and negatives, and apply them to the future. What did you do right, what did you do wrong, and I did a lot of things right this week.”
“You have to look at the past in order to learn from it and move on.”
“The only reason I enter an event is to win.”
“I’ve exceeded a few of my goals, but I’m behind on a couple of others.”
“If you can’t laugh at yourself, who can you laugh at?”
“There’s no sense in going to a tournament if you don’t believe that you can win it. And that is the belief I have always had, and that is not going to change.”
“I get to play golf for a living. What more can you ask for – getting paid for doing what you love.”
“My dad has always taught me these words: care and share. That’s why we put on clinics. The only thing I can do is try to give back. If it works, it works.”
“Pretty high. It’s fun to see that all of the hard work that Hank and I have been putting into it is starting to pay off.”
“He’s a guy that understands how to play the golf course. Experience helps a lot on this golf course — where to miss it, how to play it, the angles you need to have.”
“I’ve fallen in love with the course, and the environment. I’ve never been a fan of TPC courses, so it’s nice to play old-school courses like this one that are laid out right in front of you. It’s not one of the hardest, but it’s fair and you know you have to go low.”
“Dad is doing better. He’s my best friend. Any time you can spend as much time with your parents that you truly love, especially when he wasn’t feeling all that well, it meant the world to me.”
“Hundreds of balls, and you might only make one. That’s a shot … once in a lifetime.”
“If you are given a chance to be a role model, I think you should always take it because you can influence a person’s life in a positive light, and that’s what I want to do. That’s what it’s all about.”
“I love to play golf, and that’s my arena. And you can characterize it and describe it however you want, but I have a love and a passion for getting that ball in the hole and beating those guys.”