Tiger Woods

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Tiger's Real Name: Eldrick Woods.

The nick-name 'Tiger' was given to him by his father. It's the

same nick-name of a South Vietnamese combat buddy,

Nguyen Phong, who saved Tiger's father's life a few times in

the Vietnam War.

Rumor had it that Tiger was planning to official change his name to Tiger Woods

when he turned 21 this past December but sources say he didn't do it for some


Tiger's Dad: Green Beret Lieutenant Colonel Earl Woods

served 2 Tours of Duty in the Vietnam War.

Tiger's Mother: Kultida (Tida) Woods. Her maiden name is

Kultida Punsawad.

Tiger's parents met in Bangkok, Thailand. They got married in


Tiger Born: December 30, 1975 Long Beach, California.

Tiger now lives in a new home in Isleworth, Florida. Near the west side of Orlando.

Tiger moved to Florida because of the great golf weather and because he is always

flying and time zone changes tired him out as he alway lost time when having to fly

back to California.

Tiger's Ethnicity: African, Thai, Chinese, American Indian,

and European.

Tiger's Religion: Tiger believes in Buddism. Not every aspect,

but most of it.

Tiger was 11-months old when he first started swinging a

sawed off golf club in his garage. Some sources say he was actually

10-months old.

Tiger's Education: In the 7th grade Tiger had a GPA of 3.86!

(Now there's the real important stuff.)

Tiger spent 2 years at Stanford University in California

majoring in Business.

Tiger has 2 half brothers and 1 half sister from his fathers first


Tiger loves McDonalds (CheeseBurgers) and Taco Bell.

Tiger's Caddy (Guy who carries Tiger's clubs for him): Mike

'Fluff' Cowan, used to caddy for another pro, Peter Jacobsen.

Tiger's Driver (Big Golf Club) is only 43-inches long, an inch...