Tiger Woods has an estimated net worth of $500 million.
Tiger Woods is a professional American golfer with an estimated net worth of $500 million dollars. Tiger is 6’1″ and weighs 185 pounds. Eldrick Tont “Tiger” Woods was born on December 30, 1975 in Cypress, California. Tiger is the son of Earl Woods, a retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army, and his mother, Kultida, who was born in Thailand. He was married to Elin Nordegren from 2004 to 2010 and the couple has two children. Tiger was barely out of his crib when he started to show interest and incredible aptitude for golf. At 2 year old he appeared on a television show putting with Bob Hope, by 3 he shot a 48 over nine holes and was featured in Golf Digest at 5. He won numerous junior tournaments and played in several other pro tournaments before enrolling in Stanford University in 1994. In two years of college, he won 10 events, including the NCAA title.
Tiger played his first tournament as a professional in 1996. In his first year, he won two events and qualified for the THE TOUR Championships, where he finished 25th. Tiger started his first full year on tour in 1997 winning the inaugural tournament, the Mercedes Championships, and went on to win The Masters and three other tournaments. He became the No. 1 ranked professional faster than any other player in history and finished his first year as the leading money winner. The next year he won three tournaments and followed that with eight wins in his third year, including another major, the PGA Championships. In 2000, Tiger won three major championships (The Masters, U.S. Open and British Open) and a total of 11 tournaments on his way to breaking the tour record of winnings. From 2003 to 2006 he won 20 events, including four majors and led in winnings twice. In total Tiger has won 104 tournaments, 78 of which were PGA Tour wins.
Tiger’s ascension to the highest reaches of the sport has coincided with its greatest ever popularity. Tiger was named the Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year in both 1996 and 2000 and Athlete of the Decade by AP in 2009. His arrival in professional golf coincided, not coincidentally, in increased the revenue both for players and tours. Tiger is among the most popular athletes in the world and his endorsement portfolio ranks among the most impressive as he penned lucrative deals with Nike, General Motors, General Mills, American Express and many others. His sponsorship deals and net worth, however, took a major hit when he was divorced from Nordegren after a major infidelity scandal in 2010. A university study concluded that the scandal cost Tiger’s sponsors between $5 and $12 billion. Although his career suffered after the separation, he rebounded in 2012 with three more tour wins.
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