Tiger Woods: Biography and timeline

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Tiger Woods: Biography and timeline

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Tiger Woods: Biography and timeline

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Tiger Woods has 15 major championships has re-emerged as a threat to Jack Nicklaus and his all-time major record of 18.

Before his victory at Augusta National in April, Woods had last won the Masters in 2005 and won a major championship with the 2008 U.S. Open. Those droughts ended with a flood of emotion on the 18th green at Augusta National as Woods closed for the one-shot victory.

“To have my kids there, It’s come full circle. My dad was here in ’97. And now I’m the dad with two kids there,” Woods said before he slipped into the green jacket.

Here’s a look at some key moments in his life and career:

Tiger Woods – Quick Facts

Born: December 30, 1975
Birthplace: Cypress, California
Birth name: Eldrick Tont Woods
Parents: Earl Woods, Kultilda (Punsawad) Woods
Marriage: Elin Nordegren (October 5, 2004-August 23, 2010, divorced)
Children: Charlie Axel and Sam Alexis
Education: Stanford University, 1994-1996
Turned Pro: 1996
PGA Tour victories: 81
Major victories: 15
Career earnings: $118,309,570

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