Tiger Woods - Factfile

Mar 26, 2013, 12:28 IST | IANS

Golfer, Tiger Woods regained the number one spot after a career that was marred by sex scandals and injuries. Below is information and facts about the golfer.

The following is the factfile on Tiger Woods, who regained the World No.1 ranking with victory in the Arnold Palmer Invitational Monday:

Tiger Woods. Pic/ AFP

Age - 37
Born - Cypress, California
Residence - Orlando, Florida
Height - 1.88m
Weight - 80kg
Family - Daughter Sam Alexis (2007), son Charlie Axel (2009), with ex-wife Elin Nordegren (married 2004-2010)
Girlfriend: Lindsey Vonn
Website - www.tigerwoods.com
Turned pro - 1996
Major titles - 14 (Masters 1997, 2001, 2002 and 2005, US Open 2000, 2002 and 2008, British Open 2000, 2005, 2006, US PGA Championship 1999, 2000, 2006 and 2007)
USPGA Tour wins - 77; International wins - 11
Winner of the Ryder Cup with the United States (1999)
Player of the Year in 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2009
Money list standings: 1st in 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2nd in 2003, 4th in 1998 and 2004, 68th in 2010, 128th in 2011

Career milestones:
Youngest Masters champion at 21 years, 3 months, 14 days in 1997
Youngest world No. 1 in history of golf, 15 June 1997, at 21 years 24 weeks
First player to win the US Open, British Open and US PGA Championship in the same year (2000)
First player to hold all four major titles simultaneously, adding the 2001 Masters to the US Open, British Open and US PGA Championship titles he claimed in 2000
Youngest player to win 50 US PGA Tour titles at 30 years (Buick Open 2006)
Returned to competition in February 2009 following knee surgery and an eight-month layoff at the World Golf Championships Accenture Match Play Championship
Won six times on the US tour in 2009, won the Australian Masters in November, played on victorious US Presidents Cup team
On December 11, 2009, announced he was taking "indefinite break" from golf, after admitting marital infidelity
On March 16, 2010, announced that he was ending his break from golf and would return at the Masters
Amid struggles on and off the course in 2010, Woods finished equal fourth at Masters, equal fourth at the US Open, equal 23rd at British Open and equal 28th at PGA Championship
On November 1, 2010, officially lost world number one ranking after 281 consecutive weeks at the top
On January 24, 2011, Germany's Martin Kaymer passed Woods in the rankings, dropping him to third, the lowest point Woods had stood since first becoming number one. Later in the year he fell out of the top 50
On March 18, 2013, announced he was in a relationship with American skiing star Lindsey Vonn
On March 25, 2013, regained World No.1 ranking.

Go to top