Nicknamed "Tiger" after a Vietnamese soldier who was a friend of his father's in Vietnam.
Putted against Bob Hope on the "Mike Douglas Show" at age 2, shot 48 for nine holes at age 3 and was featured in Golf Digest at age 5.
Eighth athlete to be named Wheaties permanent rep, following Bob Richards (1958), Bruce Jenner (1977), Mary Lou Retton (1984), Pete Rose (1985), Walter Payton (1986), Chris Evert (1987) and Michael Jordan (1988).
Since 1996, the Tiger Woods Foundation has reached more than 10 million young people by delivering unique experiences and innovative educational opportunities for youth worldwide. For scholars grades 5-12, the Tiger Woods Learning Centers provide hands-on experiences in science, technology, engineering and math, coupled with college-preparation workshops to create an environment focused on college and careers. Since opening its flagship Learning Center in Anaheim, Calif., the Foundation has established campuses in Washington, D.C., Pennsylvania and Florida. Once kids are ready for college, the Foundation offers the Earl Woods Scholarship Program, a network providing college scholarships, mentors, internships and workshops. In addition to the programs, the Foundation runs the AT&T National held near Washington, D.C., the World Challenge hosted by Tiger Woods in Thousand Oaks, Calif., and the Deutsche Bank Championship near Boston. Proceeds from the tournaments benefit the Tiger Woods Foundation.
Announced the creation of Tiger Woods Design, a golf-course design company, in 2006.
Website is tigerwoods.com.