Eldrick Tiger Woods started his golfing career as a participant in the junior golf championship held in the year 1984. He went on winning the title of the ‘Optimist International Junior Championship’ the same year. Since then he has been cruising through and making his presence felt in every prestigious golf event.
He was born on December 30, 1975 in California and started playing golf at the early age of 2. He has featured in television shows and magazines for his incredible golf skills as a toddler. He was only 8 when he won the Junior World Golf Championships and then he went on wining this particular event six times, also including his four subsequent wins in a single category.
At 15, he became the youngest player ever to win the U.S Junior Amateur Championship. Tiger turned pro in the year 1996 and his first event as a professional was the Greater Milwaukee Open organized on August 29, 1996. In 1997 he won the first most important championship of his career, the Masters. He was 21 when he received his first most esteemed title ‘The Masters’.
Do you know what your favorite player carries in his sports bag? Tiger is officially sponsored by Nike and Titleist. Most of the golf equipments and clothes that he uses come from Nike including wedges ‘60 degree SV LW’ and ‘56 degree Pro Combo SW’, 2 PW Nike Forged Irons, Nike One Platinum balls and lastly Nike SQ II 5 Wood and Nike SQ II 3 wood. His putter Scotty Cameron comes from his sponsor, Titleist.
Facts about Tiger Woods
Till date, Woods has bagged titles from 48 events on PGA tour, two team titles (WGC- World Cup) and individual 18 professional titles. He also equaled Johnny Miller by marking eight PGA tour wins in one particular year. In the golf history, he is one of the players who have won the chief professional championships four times. He was selected for the World Sportsmen of the Year award in 1999 and 2000. In the year 1997, 1999, 2000 to 2007 he was selected for the Player of the Year award.