Tiger Woods – Factfile

| April 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

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

Age – 37 years

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.

IANS

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