Who is Tiger Woods?
Tiger Woods is an American professional golfer who is regarded as one of the greatest golfers of all time with numerous golf records and awards to his name. He also became the first golfer to win the Masters Tournament and with his victory, he became the first player to win the four major tournaments of golf.
Tiger Woods’ real name is Eldrick Tont “Tiger” Woods. He was born on December 30, 1975, to Earl Woods (father) and Kultida “Tida” Woods (mother) in Cypress, California, the United States. Woods is his parents’ only child. He is 46 years old as of June 2022.
His father was a retired US Army officer and a Vietnam War veteran while his mother, Kultida Woods (née Punsawad) is a philanthropist involved in Thailand through the Tiger Woods Foundation. Despite being an only child, Tiger Woods has two half-brothers and a half-sister from his father’s first marriage to Barbara Gary. His half-siblings include Earl Woods Jr, Royce Renee Woods, and Kevin Dale Woods. According to reports, Tiger Woods’ father passed away from cancer on May 3, 2006.
About Tiger Woods’ half-siblings
a. Earl Woods Jr is the oldest among the Tiger Woods’ half-siblings. He was born in 1955 and is 67 years old as of June 2022. Earl Woods Jr is well known in the media for his willingness to speak publicly about Tiger Woods and other issues. Through him, Tiger has a half-niece known as Cheyenne Woods who is also a professional golfer and a member of the LPGA (The Ladies Professional Golf Association) tour.
b. Kevin Dale Woods was born in 1957 and is 65 years old as of June 2022. According to reports, Kevin was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2019, and as a result of this, he is in a wheelchair.
c. Royce Renee Woods is the younger half-sibling of Tiger Woods. She was born in 1961 and is 61 years old as of June 2022. Royce is an American golfer, former basketball player, and current WNBA (Women’s National Basketball Association) coach.
How Tiger Woods got his nickname
Tiger Woods got his renowned nickname “Tiger” as a homage to his father’s friend Vuong Dang Phong, a South Vietnamese Colonel who was also known as “Tiger”.
Tiger Woods’ marriage and wedding
As of June 2022, Tiger Woods is divorced. The 46-year-old professional golfer was previously married to his ex-wife, Elin Nordegren. The pair got married in 2004 but parted ways in 2010. According to recent reports, Tiger Woods is currently in a relationship with Erica Herman. The two started dating in 2017 and have been inseparable ever since.
List of Tiger Woods’ girlfriends
Before Tiger Woods’ marriage to Elin Nordegren, he was romantically involved with several women. During their marriage, it was later revealed that Woods cheated on Elin with multiple women, with some reports putting the number at over 100 women.
Here is a list of some of Tiger Woods’ girlfriends and romantic partners. This list includes his ex-wife and current girlfriend, Erica Herman.
- Joanna Jagoda and Tiger Woods dated in 1998.
- Kashmira Karanjia and Tiger Woods dated in 2002.
- Julia Postle dated Tiger Woods in 2004.
- Theresa Rogers and Tiger Woods secretly dated in 2004.
- Jamie Jungers and Tiger Woods reportedly dated in 2004.
- Elin Nordegren and Tiger Woods got married in 2004.
- Mindy Lawton briefly dated Tiger Woods in 2006.
- Kalika Moquin dated Tiger Woods in 2009.
- Rachel Uchitel dated Tiger Woods in 2009.
- Lindsey Vonn and Tiger Woods started dating Tiger Woods in 2012.
- Kristin Smith and Tiger Woods briefly dated in 2016.
- Erica Herman and Tiger Woods started dating in 2017.
About Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren’s marriage
Elin Maria Pernilla Nordegren popularly known as Elin Nordegren is a Swedish-born model and ex-wife of Tiger Woods. She was born on January 1, 1980, in Stockholm, Sweden. She is 42 years old as of June 2022.
Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren were first introduced in 2001 by Swedish golfer, Jesper Parnevik. At that time, Elin was working as a nanny for the Parnevik family. The two built an instant connection and started dating almost immediately. After dating for about a year and a half, Tiger Woods proposed to Elin in late November 2003 during their vacation at the Shamwari Game Reserve in South Africa.
They later got married on October 5, 2004, in a lavish sunset wedding ceremony at the sandy lane resort in Barbados. The wedding had in attendance 200 guests including Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey, Michael Jordan, and many other notable figures. In 2007, the couple welcomed their first child together. Two years after, in 2009, their second child was born.
Around same 2009, Tiger Woods’ marriage to Elin Nordegren began to crumble when it was reported that Tiger Woods had an extramarital affair with nightclub manager, Rachel Uchitel, and his other affairs were subsequently exposed.
According to reports, the couple finalized an agreement to divorce on July 3, 2010, and their marriage officially ended on August 23, 2010. As of June 2022, Elin is currently married to former NFL player, Jordan Cameron with whom she’s had a baby.
About Tiger Woods and Rachel Uchitel’s relationship
Rachel Uchitel is an American hostess, nightclub manager and TV correspondent. She was born on January 29, 1975, in Anchorage, Alaska, United States. She is 47 years old as of June 2022.
According to reports, Tiger Woods and Rachel Uchitel met in 2008 through a mutual friend and they started a romantic relationship a year later. Tiger Woods’ relationship with Rachel Uchitel was his most talked-about relationship because reports claim that she was the subject of the first tabloid’s cover that exposed Tiger Woods’ other infidelities.
When news of their relationship surfaced, Rachel Uchitel denied being romantically involved with Tiger and even went as far as signing a non-disclosure agreement that banned her from speaking about Tiger Woods with anyone, and in return for her silence, she got $5 million and a promise of $1million annually for three years to follow.
According to Rachel Uchitel, she knew Tiger Woods was cheating on his wife the first time they met, but she believed he was extremely interested in her because they hung out often and he promised to invest in her dream restaurant. However, after the news of her relationship with Tiger Woods became public, Rachel Uchitel was constantly hounded by the press and paparazzi for months. She eventually managed to move on with her life. As of June 2022, Rachel Uchitel is reportedly single. The nightclub manager was previously married to football player Matt Hahn with whom she’s had a baby. The pair broke up in 2013 and their divorce was finalized in 2014.
About Tiger Woods’ relationship with Lindsey Vonn
Lindsey Vonn is a former American Alpine ski racer born on October 18, 1984, in Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States. She is 37 years old as of June 2022.
A few years after Tiger Woods’ divorce and infidelity scandal, he started dating Lindsey Vonn. The two met at a charity event in 2012, and the following year, they confirmed they were dating. Unfortunately, the two called it quits in May 2015. As of June 2022, Lindsey Vonn is in a relationship with Spirits company founder, Diego Osorio.
About Tiger Woods’ current girlfriend – Erica Herman
Erica Herman is an American restaurant manager, sports player, and entrepreneur born on February 15, 1984, in Florida, United States. She is 37 years old as of June 2022. Tiger Woods and Erica Herman reportedly met through Tiger Woods’ pop-up restaurant in Florida known as “The Woods Jupiter” though other sources claim the couple met at the University of Central Florida long before they started dating. Although Tiger Woods likes to keep his relationship with Erica Herman private, he has been spotted with her on many occasions. Even though the couple revealed they weren’t in a hurry to get married, there have been speculations that they got engaged early this year, though none of them has addressed the rumors.
Tiger Woods children
Tiger Woods is the proud father of two children (a girl and a boy) from his marriage with his ex-wife, Elin Nordegren.
List of Tiger Woods’ children
- Sam Alexis Woods
- Charlie Axel Woods
Woods’ first child, Sam Alexis Woods was born on June 18, 2007, and she is 15 years old as of June 2022. His son, Charlie Axel Woods was born on February 8, 2009, and he is 13 years old as of June 2022.
Tiger Woods infidelity scandal
In 2009, Tiger Woods’ marriage with Elin Nordegren began to fail because of his alleged extra-marital affair with nightclub manager, Rachel Uchitel. Shortly afterwards, 15 other women went public revealing through various publications that they have had an affair with Tiger Woods. According to reports, Tiger Woods confirmed these accusations and apologized to his wife and children through a statement that read:
I have let my family down and I regret those transgressions with all my heart. I have not been true to my values and the behavior my family desires. I am not without faults and I’m far short of perfect.
Tiger Woods: Loosing everything
It was also reported that Tiger Woods admitted to sleeping with around 120 women while he was still married to Elin Nordegren. In December 2009, the golfer announced he was going to take a break from tournaments due to injuries he sustained during an accident and also because he was undergoing rehabilitation for sex addiction. As a result of these revelations, many companies ended their sponsorship deals with him.
In February 2010, Tiger Woods made another public apology to his wife for cheating on her. He stated that he was unfaithful, adding that what he did was unacceptable and selfish. He further stated that he never thought about who he was hurting, instead, he thought only about himself.
Tiger Woods: New billionaire status
Despite his troubles in the 2009 – 2010 era, Woods gradually bounced back and in June 2022, Forbes reported that Tiger Woods has officially become a billionaire. The news meant that Woods has joined the likes of LeBron James and Michael Jordan as the only known billionaire athletes in the world.
About Tiger Woods’ leg injury
On February 23, 2021, Tiger Woods was involved in a single-car crash after his SUV crashed into a tree and began rolling over. Investigators reported that the crash was a result of Tiger Woods driving in an unsafe manner for road conditions and therefore they will not issue a citation for him.
It was also reported that Tiger Woods suffered significant orthopaedic injuries to his right lower extremity and had emergency surgery for an open fracture which affected both the upper and lower portion of his tibia and fibula bones, As of the time of publishing this report, Tiger Woods is still trying to regain strength in his right foot and leg, but he vows to his fans to return to play on the PGA tour again, but he doesn’t know when.