An American professional golfer and highest paid athlete for substantial 7 years of his professional career, is known for being the most successful golfers of all time. His career and personal life have seen ups and downs. Personal life issues took a toll on his performance and eventually on his professional life.
Tiger’s full name is Eldrick Tont “Tiger” Woods and was born on December 30, 1975, in Cypress, California. He is a resident of Jupiter Island, Florida, United States. He was married to Elin Nordegren from 2004 to 2010, after which they divorced due to some personal life issues. He has 2 children with his ex-wife. Elin Nordegren. The golfer has a good height of 6 ft 1 inch and weighs around 84 kg.
Tiger Woods gained the title of Professional Golfer in the year 1996.Soon after that, in 1997 Tiger was ranked no. 1 in the World ranking and triumph followed until he divorced his wife Elin. It was a bad phase of his life personally as well as professionally. Tiger wood’s ranking fell to a low of no. 58 by the end of the year 2011. But, he hit back with a bang in the year 2013 and by 2014 he barged the no. 1 ranking once again. But later in 2014, his injury caused his great loss as he had to miss some major tournaments due to his health issues.
Woods was a vigorous endorser in numerous companies namely American Express, Accenture, Nike, General Motors etc. Of them all, the largest endorsement amounting $105 million was made by Tiger with Nike. Latest by now, sponsorships constitute the substantial amount of net worth of Tiger Woods.
The outstanding golfer- Tiger Woods has won various prestigious Accolades during his career. Heralded as ‘the greatest closer in history’ by the pro golfers, Tiger Woods has won 79 official PGA Tours of which 14 were major. Winner of the 2013 Players Championship, Woods’ also won in his 100th and 200th tour starts.
He is amongst the 4 professionals who won the major professional championships of their careers, commonly known as the career grand slam. But, woods is the only professional to have won all of the 4 championships in a row.
Here is a list of Tiger Woods’ outnumbering grand performances:
• Asian Tour wins – 1
• PGA Tour wins – 79
• PGA Tour of Australasia wins – 1
• Amateur wins – 21
• Japan Golf Tour wins – 2
• Other professional wins – 16
• European Tour wins – 40
Tiger Wood’s Net Worth:
As reported by Forbes, Tiger Woods’ earnings are majorly from sponsorships. The Net worth available up to a recent of May 2017 stood at a high of $740 million.
TigerWoods was also ranked No. 7 on first ever Forbes list of America’s Wealthiest Celebrities, at a Net Worth of $740. In 2016, he is reported to have earned $ 45 million during the year 2015-2016.