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Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods

Fun Facts

Tiger 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 in the Vietnam War.

  • Tiger Woods believes in the teachings of Buddhism.

  • Tiger Woods was 11-months old when he first started swinging a sawed off golf club in his garage.

  • Favorite food: McDonalds (CheeseBurgers) and Taco Bell.

  • During his two years at Stanford University, Tiger Woods majored in Economics and was nicknamed "Urkel" by his college teammates.

  • The head of Tiger's driver club is moving at an average speed of 122 mph at impact with the ball.

  • Tiger Woods underwent successful laser eye surgery in 1999. He no longer needs to wear glasses or contacts.

  • Tiger Woods' mother hand made his club head cover. The words "Love from Mom", in Thai, are stitched on it.

  • Tiger Woods always wears the color red on the final day of the tournament, because his mother feels that it's a lucky and "power color" for him.

  • Tiger Woods has his own golf video game distributed by EA sports.

  • Inside Tiger Woods' golf bag:

    Driver: Titleist Titanium 975D 7.5 degree
    Three Wood: Titleist 13 degree
    Irons (2-PW): Titleist Prototype
    Wedges (SW, LW): Titleist Vokey Design 56 degree, Titleist Vokey Design 60 degree
    Putter: Scotty Cameron by Titleist Pro Platinum
    Ball: Titleist Professional 90 and Nike ball

  • Tiger Woods is coached by Butch Harmon.

  • Tiger Woods' caddy is Steve Williams. Steve has caddied for Ray Floyd and Greg Norman. Steve is Tiger's second caddy.

  • Tiger Woods' first caddy was Mike (Fluff) Cowan, an 18-year veteran of the PGA Tour.

  • After his record setting 12-stroke victory at the 1997 Masters, Tiger Woods got to select the menu for the 1998 Masters Champions dinner.

    Tiger's Menu: Cheeseburgers, grilled chicken sandwiches, french fries, and strawberry or vanilla shakes!

  • Named Sports Illustrated's Sportsman of the Year in 1996 and 2000.
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