Biography of Tiger Woods

Early Life

Eldrick Tont “Tiger” Woods was born on December 30, 1975 in Cypress, California to Earl and Kultida Woods. He is the only child of their marriage but has two half-brothers, Earl Jr. and Kevin and one half-sister, Royce from the 18-year marriage of Earl Woods and his first wife, Barbara Woods Gray. His father began calling Woods by the nickname “Tiger” in honor of a fellow soldier and friend who had the same moniker. His middle name, Tont, is a traditional Thai name. He grew up in Orange County, California and graduated from Western High School in Anaheim in 1994.


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