Facts about Tiger Woods

December 15, 2009 | In: People facts

His father Earl allegedly introduced Tiger to golf at age 9 months.

Once so “geeky,” Tiger’s college friends nicknamed him “Urkel.”

Tiger Woods is a Buddhist by religion.

Tiger Woods got the nickname of Tiger from Vuong Dang Phong, his father’s friend. Tiger’s real name is Eldrick Woods.

At age 6 Tiger Woods made his first birdie on a 91 yard par three.

He turned professional in 1996 and though he was already well known in golf circles, he received global recognition when he won the U.S. Masters in 1997.

Woods is the youngest winner of the US Masters at the age of 21 years, 104 days.

Tiger has won fourteen major golf championships as a professional. This makes him the second highest of any male golfer.

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