Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods (1975–) is an African American golfer, considered to be one of the greatest players of all time. Voted ‘Athlete of the Decade’ in 2009 by the Associated Press, he has now won over 80 PGA Tour events and 15 major titles. He is also the only player to have achieved what is nicknamed the ‘Tiger Slam’, winning all four major golf tournaments in a row. Discover more about this talented and dedicated sportsman and enjoy our printable resources below.

Tiger Woods
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Fun Facts

  • Tiger Woods was just 21 when he won his first Masters Tournament in 1997 –the youngest man and first African American to do so. Tiger and fellow American Jack Nicklaus are the only golfers to have won each major tournament at least three times.
  • At 21, Tiger was the youngest golfer to be ranked number one. He has spent 683 weeks in the top spot (more than double that of Australia’s Greg Norman, the second-longest player at number one, with 331 weeks).
  • Tiger has played golf with four US presidents – Bill Clinton, George Bush, Barack Obama and Donald Trump.
  • Tiger loves other sports, too. He learnt to free dive so he can go spearfishing.

Tiger Woods Quotes

“No matter how good you get you can always get better, and that’s the exciting part.”

“The greatest thing about tomorrow is that I will be better than I am today.”

“I love to compete. That’s the essence of who I am.”

A Short Biography of Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods was born Eldrick Tont Woods in Cypress, California, in 1975, the only child of Earl Woods and his wife Kultida. Earl met Kultida in Thailand when he was working as an army officer. He began calling his son Tiger in honour of one of his soldier friends. Tiger also has three half siblings from his father’s first marriage.

Earl Woods was a keen amateur golfer, and, as a baby, Tiger would watch him hitting balls in the garage from his highchair. Earl introduced Tiger to the sport aged just two, and by three, Tiger was already playing on golf courses. He showed exceptional talent at such a young age. At five, he even featured in Golf Digest magazine! He won the Junior World Golf Championship aged eight (competing against children a year or two older than himself) and won it six times during his childhood. He then became the youngest US Junior Amateur champion at 15 and the youngest US Amateur champion at 18.

After graduating from high school, Tiger studied economics at Stanford University, continuing with amateur golf at the same time. He left Stanford after two years, however, to turn professional after winning the US Amateur for the third time in a row – the only player to do so.

As a professional, Tiger got off to a great start, winning four PGA Tour events including the Masters in 1997 and eight PGA Tour events in 1998. He also had a long winning streak in 2000 when he won six consecutive events. At 24, he became the youngest player to achieve a career grand slam, winning all four major golf tournaments – the Masters, the PGA Championship, the US Open and The Open Championship. He also won them consecutively in 2000–2001.

Tiger married his long-time girlfriend Swedish model Elin Nordegren in 2004 and the couple went on to have two children together. Tiger hasn’t been without his setbacks, however. In 2006, he was devastated when his father died from cancer, and he and Elin divorced in 2010. A series of knee, back and leg injuries have also interrupted his career. That said, Tiger is well known for his strong mental attitude and ability to play under pressure. In 2008, he made a legendary comeback to win the US Open, despite suffering from a double stress fracture in his leg, and knee ligament injuries. This was his third US Open win and 14th major title. Some consider it the greatest golf tournament ever played.

In 2017, Tiger had his fourth back surgery in four years, but was soon back playing regularly and is now ranked 12th in the world. In a thrilling comeback in 2019, he won his 15th major with an outstanding win at the Masters. It is no surprise that Tiger has been voted PGA Tour Player of the Year a record eleven times.

In 1996, Tiger set up The Tiger Woods Foundation with his father Earl, to help make golf accessible for American inner-city children. Now called The TGR Foundation, the charity also helps to educate underprivileged children worldwide. Tiger has given millions to the cause.

Tiger’s tournament earnings have been supplemented by endorsements from companies such as Nike and American Express. He has also published books about his life and golf technique, and has a range of computer games called Tiger Woods PGA Tour. Tiger has amassed the most career earnings of any PGA Tour player and became the first billion-dollar sportsman after 13 years as a professional golfer. He now lives in a mansion in Jupiter Island, Florida, which includes a golf course, tennis court and private dock. Tiger also owns a golf course design company, has his own restaurant in Jupiter called ‘The Woods’, and owns a private jet!

Our Tiger Woods Resources

Design An Award For Tiger Woods Worksheet

Design An Award For Tiger Woods Worksheet

Tiger Woods has certainly won his share of golfing awards over the years! Why not get the kids to design another one - perhaps in recognition of The TGR Foundation?

Learn To Draw Tiger Woods

Learn To Draw Tiger Woods

Learn to draw Tiger Woods! Use this step by step tutorial to turn out a picture of this amazing golfer. We've even dressed him in the clothes he wore to win the 2019 Masters title!

Tiger Woods Booklet

Tiger Woods Booklet

Print and fold this little origami booklet (instructions here) and fill it up with fun facts about Tiger Woods...

Tiger Woods Colouring Page

Tiger Woods Colouring Page

Here's a fun colouring page of the amazing Tiger Woods - golfing superhero! Choose your favourite colours for his shirt and trousers, or go with red top and black bottoms - his winning outfit for the 2019 Masters!

Tiger Woods Comprehension

Tiger Woods Comprehension

Children can learn a little about the life of amazing golf champion, Tiger Woods, by reading our short biography, and then answer some simple questions to test their comprehension.

Tiger Woods Factsheet

Tiger Woods Factsheet

This fact sheet about Tiger Woods is perfect for children to learn a little about their golfing hero. It's a short biography of his life, written specially for children.

Tiger Woods Interview Worksheet

Tiger Woods Interview Worksheet

What questions would an interviewer ask Tiger Woods? Of course he's been interviewed many times over the years, but it is an interesting exercise for children to put themselves into the position of the interviewer for a change...

Tiger Woods Newspaper Writing Prompt

Tiger Woods Newspaper Writing Prompt

Tiger Woods has won so many different championships and broken so many records that it would be easy to write a newspaper piece about him. How about writing about his amazing comeback in 2019 to win the Masters in Augusta?

Tiger Woods Notebooking Page

Tiger Woods Notebooking Page

Use these useful notebooking pages, complete with early photo of Tiger Woods, to write about this golfing champion. Choose from two versions below.

Tiger Woods Poster

Tiger Woods Poster

This fun illustrated poster of Tiger Woods show him addressing the ball dressed in some of his favourite golfing colours!

Tiger Woods Quote Poster

Tiger Woods Quote Poster

"The greatest thing about tomorrow is that I will be better than I am today." This inspirational quote from Tiger Woods is a great one to share with the children, to encourage them to keep improving.

Tiger Woods Quote Worksheet

Tiger Woods Quote Worksheet

"No matter how good you get you can always get better, and that's the exciting part." This worksheets uses this quote from Tiger Woods to encourage the children to think about what it really means, and how they could learn from it - and from him.

Tiger Woods Story Paper

Tiger Woods Story Paper

Younger children can use this fun story paper to write about the amazing golfer Tiger Woods, and colour in the picture too. Choose from lines or handwriting lines.

Tiger Woods Story Paper 2

Tiger Woods Story Paper 2

This story paper features a photo of Tiger Woods in his younger days, making a speech. Kids can use it for writing about this golfing hero.

Tiger Woods Word Search

Tiger Woods Word Search

Search the grid for a variety of words relating to Tiger Woods and his amazing golfing record!

Tiger Woods Worksheet

Tiger Woods Worksheet

What is Tiger Woods famous for? What would you talk to him about? These are just some of the interesting questions this little worksheet asks children to answer about Tiger Woods.

Tiger Woods Writing Page

Tiger Woods Writing Page

Here's a useful writing page - in either colour or black and white - for Tiger Woods, complete with a small illustration for the kids to colour in.

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