2003-02-08 / Community

Saluting Black History Month

Tiger Woods: Profile of A Golfing Legend
By Gary G. Toms
Tiger Woods: Profile of A Golfing Legend

Tiger Woods: Profile of A Golfing Legend
By Gary G. Toms

The Wave is proud to salute other great African-American pioneer: Tiger Woods. Since bursting onto the professional golfing circuit, Woods has managed to become what many consider to be the greatest golfer in the history of the game. His conquest of major tournaments, such as The Masters, has placed him alongside some of the greatest golfers ever, and he shows no signs of slowing down.

"The wins have been great, but quite frankly, I'm just getting started," said Woods during a recent television interview.

His involvement with various charitable organizations and inner-city children has made him the consummate role model, and young kids across the country are choosing to pick up golf clubs instead of a football or baseball because of Tiger Woods, an African-American hero.

Full name: Eldrick "Tiger" Woods

Occupation: Professional Golfer

Date of Birth: December 30, 1975

Place of Birth: Long Beach, California, USA

Hometown: Cypress, CA, USA

Residence: Orlando, Florida, USA

Ancestral Origin:
Of African, Thai, Chinese, American Indian, and European descent.

Height: 6'2"

Weight: 180 lbs

High School: Western HS, Anaheim, CA

College:
Stanford University , Palo Alto, CA

Sign: Capricorn

Family:
Parents:
Earl & Kultida Woods

Tiger Woods has two half brothers and one half sister from his fathers first marriage

                           Recent Tournament Wins 

2000

Mercedes Championships
AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am
Bay Hill Invitational
Memorial Tournament
U.S. Open Championship
British Open Championship
PGA Championship
WGC NEC Invitational
Bell Canadian Open
Johnnie Walker Classic
PGA Grand Slam

2002

Bay Hill Invitational
Masters Tournament
Deutsche Bank - SAP Open
U.S. Open Championship
Buick Open
WGC American Express Championship
PGA Grand Slam


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