Tiger Woods Essay, Research Paper
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 1969.
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 marriage.
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 shorter than most
clubs used by other professionals.
Tiger’s Driver Club head is moving at an average speed of 122 mph at impact with
Tiger uses a soft-covered three piece golf ball. My source says he uses the
Titleist Pro 100. Others say he also uses the Titleist Pro 90.
Tiger has a 35-inch sleeve length. (I know everything!)
Tiger has a 28-inch waist size. (He’s much stronger than he looks!)
Tiger’s Golf Coach: Butch Harmon
Tiger’s Agent: Hughes Norton of International Management Group
Most Recent Award: ESPY (ESPN) Award “Breakthrough Athlete of the Year”
Tiger is working on 2 golf books with Warner-Books he’s getting paid $2.2
Million for them.
Tiger’s first professional win was the 1996 Las Vegas Invitational. He won
Tiger’s Girlfriend: NONE. Actually, rumor has it that Tyra Banks (The
SuperModel) is interested in him. It’s was rumored that Kelli Kuehne (Great
young female golfer that Tiger played with at the JCPenney Classic) might be in
the running but I’ve been told that she just got engaged to someone else. Tiger
continues to suggest that he wants to stay single though.
Tiger Woods is Michael Jordan’s hero!
This is a quote from Michael Jordan that is taken from the book Tiger Woods ‘The
Makings of a Champion’, by Tim Rosaforte.
“I admire [Tiger] for what he’s done thus far because for so long it was truly a
game that a lot of minorities couldn’t play …so in that sense he’s carrying an
extra burden along with him, to succeed and expand across all racial barriers.”
To this quote author Tim Rosaforte added,
“I admire him, too, for establishing a new plateau, a higher ground, if you will.
I really do believe he was put here for a bigger reason than just to play golf.
I don’t think that he is a god, but I do believe that he was sent by One.”