Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods 2021: Net worth, salary and endorsements

Eldrick Tont Woods, popularly known as Tiger Woods, is an American professional golfer. Born in Cypress, California, he got the nickname Tiger in honor of his father's friend, who also had the same nickname.

ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 23: Tiger Woods of the United States reacts during the trophy presentation ceremony after winning the TOUR Championship at East Lake Golf Club on September 23, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Being the son of an avid golfer, Woods picked up the sport early. He was a child prodigy who made it to Golf Digest at the age of five. He followed it up with multiple junior tournament wins and entered Stanford University via a golf scholarship.

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Woods' success followed him where he went, and 25 years since he made his debut, he is now regarded as arguably the best player to grace the game alongside Jack Nicklaus.

Woods had a serious car crash in February 2021, and many believe that could result in his career coming to an end.

Tiger Woods Family

Tiger was born to Earl and Kutilda Woods. His father's interest in golf passed on to him, and he coached Tiger when he was young. His father is of African-American origin, while his mother hails from Thailand. In 2006, his father passed away after suffering from a heart attack.

Woods married Swedish model Elin Nordegren in 2004 and has two children, a daughter, Sam, and a son Charlie. The pair split up in 2009 following Woods' infidelity scandal and officially divorced in 2010.

He is currently dating Erica Herman, who was a former employee at his Florida restaurant. The couple began dating in 2017. His girlfriend now lives with Woods and his children in Florida.

Tiger Woods Masters

Woods' first major win came in just his second year of being a pro. He won the 1997 Masters Tournament at the age of 21 and announced his arrival. From 2001 to 2005, Woods grabbed three more wins at the Masters Tournament and was a showstopper.

AUGUSTA, GEORGIA - APRIL 14: Tiger Woods of the United States celebrates after sinking his putt on the 18th green to win during the final round of the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club on April 14, 2019 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

Following his scandal in 2009, he was written off, and many felt his career was finished. But he bounced back, and a decade later in 2019, he won a historic fifth Masters Tournament. Only Jack Nicklaus (six) has won more than Woods.

Although he won his 82nd PGA tour in 2020, Woods' injuries have taken a toll on him. Over the years, Tiger's golf swings have become less aggressive, however, they are still effective.

Tiger Woods Records

In a career spanning over two decades, Tiger Woods has broken multiple records. With his first Masters win, he became the youngest player to win the tournament at age 21.

With 82 PGA Tour wins, Woods is tied for the most wins with Sam Snead. 15 of them are Majors, making him only second to Nicklaus (18) in all-time wins Major wins.

He is one of five players (with Ben Hogan, Gary Player, Gene Sarazen, and Jack Nicklaus) to win all four major championships in his career while being the youngest to achieve this feat. Woods is the only player to have all four in a row (2000-2001).

Woods also owns the record for the lowest career scoring average in PGA Tour history.

Tiger Woods Foundation and charity

In 1996, Tiger and his father Earl began the TGR Foundation, which started with a simple goal of promoting golf among children. But 25 years later, the Foundation's current goal is to 'empower students to pursue their passions through education.'

They have reached over two million students so far, and their students boast a 98% college graduation rate, which is one of the best in the country.

Tiger Woods 2021 Net Worth

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Tiger Woods has an estimated net worth of $800 million currently. His success has brought him a lot of earnings, both from winnings and endorsements which followed. Unsurprisingly, he is the highest earning golfer of all-time with his career earnings around $1.5 billion.

AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 12: Tiger Woods of the United States watches his tee shot on the first hole during the final round of the 2015 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 12, 2015 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Tiger Woods endorsements

When Woods turned pro in 1996, he was immediately signed by Nike and Titleist on lucrative deals. He made $60 million from endorsements in 2020, from multiple sponsors like Bridgestone, Hero Motocorp, Monster Energy, Nike, Rolex, and TaylorMade.

His partnership with Nike is the most iconic one, after they refused to drop him when he was mired in controversy in 2009. Every other sponsor dropped him, but Nike stayed loyal.

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Tiger Woods on Instagram: @tigerwoods

Twitter: @TigerWoods

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Full nameEldrick Tont Woods
Nick nameTiger
Age45
Birth DateDecember 30, 1975
ResidencyJupiter Island, Florida
NationalityUnited States of America
Marital StatusDivorced
CollegeStanford University
Height6'1
Weight185 lbs
Professional wins109
Highest ranking#1