Tiger Woods is one of the greatest golfers of all time who has multiple championships in his name. A child prodigy, Woods earned the status of an astounding golfer at a very young age. Owing to his amazing career, Woods was able to land several endorsement deals and earn a handsome net worth of $1 billion. In this article, we have discussed interesting details about the golfer such as Tiger Woods’s net worth in 2023, his personal and professional life, popular endorsements, etc.
Tiger Woods Net Worth 2023
|Net worth (2023)||$1 billion (est.)|
Tiger Woods’ Personal Biography
Tiger Woods was born on December 30, 1975, in Cypress, California, to Earl and Kultida “Tida” Woods. His father was a retired US Army officer and Vietnam War veteran. Woods has two half-brothers and a half-sister from his father’s side. He was given the nickname “Tiger” in honor of one of his father’s friends who was a Colonel and popular among his troops as Tiger.
Woods met former model Elin Nordegren at The Open Championship in 2001 and they started dating. Elin was the daughter of former minister of migration Barbro Holmberg and radio journalist Thomas Nordegren. Woods & Elin got engaged in 2003 and married in 2004. Together the couple has a son and a daughter. After six years of marriage, Woods and Nordegren divorced in 2010 following Woods’ admission to multiple infidelities.
In 2013, Woods started dating Olympic gold medal skier Lindsey Vonn but they broke up in 2015. From 2016 to 2017, he was allegedly dating stylist Kristin Smith. In 2017, Woods began dating Erica Herman, a restaurant manager but they called it quits in 2022. In early 2023, Herman filed suit against Woods in relation to a non-disclosure agreement.
|Full name||Eldrick Tont Woods|
|Years active||1996 – present|
|Age||Born on December 30, 1975|
|Place of birth||Cypress, California, US|
|Residence||Jupiter Island, Florida, US|
|Spouse(s)||Elin Nordegren (2004 – 2010)|
|Parents||Kultida Woods (mother)Earl Woods (father)|
Tiger Woods’ Professional Career
Early & College Years
Woods was introduced to golf at the age of two years by his father. He shot a 48 over nine holes at the Navy course when he was just three and appeared in Golf Digest at age five. Before even turning seven, Woods had won the Under Age 10 section of the Drive, Pitch, and Putt competition. At the age of eight, he won the youngest age group event at the Junior World Golf Championships. He later won the Junior World Championships six times, including four consecutive wins from 1988 to 1991.
In 1989, Woods played in the Big I, his first major national junior tournament. He was 13 years old at the time and when he reached 15 Woods became the youngest US Junior Amateur champion. He still remains the only three-time winner of the event. In 1994, Woods enrolled at Stanford under a golf scholarship and won his first collegiate event. Two years later, he left college to turn professional.
Woods turned professional in August 1996 at the age of 20 and in April 1997 won his first major, the Masters, to became the youngest winner of the tournament at age 21. By 2000, Woods has already won six consecutive events on the PGA Tour. At age 24, he became the youngest golfer to achieve the Career Grand Slam and with his 2001 Masters win, Woods became the only player to win four consecutive major professional golf titles, also known as the “Tiger Slam”.
After taking a hiatus for knee surgery in 2008, Woods made a comeback in 2009. After his marital infidelities came to light Woods again announced in December that he would be taking an indefinite break from competitive golf. He again returned to competition in 2010 but his career suffered a setback till 2013. The year 2013 was looking a little hopeful but once again after suffering constantly from pain and injury, Woods was unable to win any major championship. Finally, in 2019, Woods won the Masters, which was his first major championship win in eleven years and his 15th major win overall.
Work Outside Golf
Woods owns a golf course design company Tiger Woods Design, although hasn’t had much success with it. He has also written a best-selling golf instruction book, How I Play Golf, and co-written a memoir, The 1997 Masters: My Story.
Controversies & Scandals
In November 2009, a story claiming Woods’ extramarital affair surfaced but the claim was further denied. Two days later, Woods met an accident when his car collided with a fire hydrant, a tree, and several hedges near his home. He received a ticket for careless driving for the incident. Further, more incidents of Woods’ affairs started coming out following which he issued a statement admitting to infidelity and apologized for it. He also announced an indefinite break from professional golf. Following this incident, several companies re-evaluated their relationships with him.
In 2017, Woods was arrested near his home in Florida for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. He was found asleep in his car, which was stationary in a traffic lane with its engine running. Although, Woods stated that he took prescription drugs that might have reacted. The golfer pleaded guilty to reckless driving and received a year of probation, a $250 fine, and 50 hours of community service along with regular drug tests.
In 2021, Woods survived a serious rollover car crash in California when he was driving nearly twice the speed limit. However, no charges were filed against Woods.
Along with his father, Woods established the Tiger Woods Foundation in 19996 to promote golf among inner-city children. The foundation also operates the Tiger Woods Learning Center which provides college-access programs for underserved youth.
Major Championship won by Woods
Below given is the list of all major championships won by Tiger Woods in his professional golfing career.
|Championship||Year of win|
|The Open Championship||2000|
|Second PGA Championship||2000|
|Second Masters Tournament||2001|
|Third Masters Tournament||2002|
|Second US Open||2002|
|Fourth Masters Tournament||2005|
|Second The Open Championship||2005|
|Third The Open Championship||2006|
|Third PGA Championship||2006|
|Fourth PGA Championship||2007|
|Third US Open||2008|
|Fifth Masters Tournament||2019|
Source of Woods’ Wealth
Apart from golf, a major chunk of Woods’ wealth came from endorsements with some of the most popular brands. In 1996, he signed advertising deals with numerous companies, including General Motors, Titleist, General Mills, American Express, Accenture, and Nike. His deals with Nike, Inc. and Titleist were the most lucrative endorsement contracts in golf history at that time. In 2000, he signed a whopping $105 million contract extension with Nike, one the largest package at that time. In 2002, Woods also signed a contract with Buick which was renewed in 2004 in a deal of reportedly worth $40 million.
Woods collaborated with TAG Heuer to develop the world’s first professional golf watch in 2005. The next year he signed a six-year contract with Electronic Arts. In 2007 Woods became an ambassador for the “Gillette Champions” marketing campaign and launched his own brand of sports drink with Gatorade in 2008. In 2012, Woods signed an endorsement deal with Fuse Science, Inc.
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Frequently Asked Questions
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