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Hardly any golfer in the history of the sport has changed events as much as Tiger Woods. He achieved maximum attention early on, which his father was not entirely innocent of either. At the age of six months, Woods was already mimicking his father's swings. Shortly before his second birthday, he was on the Mike Douglas Show as a diaper prodigy in front of the TV camera. He showed full swings in front of millions of people and putted together with the popular comedian and golf fanatic Bob Hope. Further television appearances followed in the next few years. By the time Tiger Woods was 13 years old, NBC, CBS, ESPN and ABC had already reported on him on all of the major US TV channels.

Driven by his own ambition and the ambition of his father, he was way ahead of his peers in every age group in his youth. At the age of eight he won his first major golf tournament, the Junior World Golf Championship for 9-10 year olds. He won the US Junior Amateur Championships from 1991 to 1993, making him the youngest and only multiple winner to this day. In the following 3 years he won the US Amateur Championship, which no one before him has done either. As an amateur, he celebrated a total of 21 tournament victories.

The professional career of Tiger Woods

He began his professional career in August 1996 and won two tournaments on the PGA Tour in his first year. Since then, he has electrified the masses, which is also reflected in the election for athlete of the year in the USA. In April's second year as a professional, he won his first major tournament, the US Masters, with a record gap of 12 strokes. As early as June 15, 1997, he conquered the top of the world rankings for the first time. But only for 7 days. From August 15, 1999 to September 4, 2004, he led the world rankings for 264 weeks.

It is thanks to Tiger Woods and his media impact that the prize money on the PGA tour has risen continuously since 1996. It is now perfectly normal for a golf tournament winner to receive a check for a million dollars. That was by no means the case in Bernhard Langer's time.

His best season so far was the year 2000, in which he won all 3 major tournaments in addition to the Masters title and 6 other PGA tournaments and one on the European Tour. In 2009 Forbes magazine announced that, according to their calculations, Tiger Woods had become the first sports billionaire. Not surprising, because, for example, by winning the THE TOUR Championship and winning the FedEx Cup in 2007, he received a total of 11.26 million US dollars, the highest bonus ever paid out in sport. In total, he has earned over $ 92.8 million in prize money in 14 years.

However, the tiger should earn considerably more beyond the golf course. Above all, the sponsorship contracts have brought in several million annually. Due to his sex affair, which became known at the end of 2009, some major sponsors have distanced themselves from Tiger Woods or split up. Accenture and AT&T ended the collaboration entirely. TAG Heuer and Gillette suspended their advertising campaigns with Woods for the time being. At the end of February 2010, Pepsi followed suit and announced that it would not use Tiger Woods as an advertising ambassador for Gatorade. Only Nike and Electronic Arts left their advertising campaigns unchanged.

Tiger Woods in search of success

Tiger Woods' sporting records

The private disaster of Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods new amorous adventure

Tiger Woods facts

December 30, 1975
place of birth
Cypress, CA
1.85m (6ft 1in)
84kg (185lbs)
marital status
married to Elin Norgren (2004), 2 children
place of residence
Orlando, FL
Pro since
Joe LaCava
Sean Foley
Greatest successes
Masters 1997, 2001, 2002, 2005; US Open 2000, 2002, 2008; British Open 2000, 2005, 2006; PGA Championship 1999, 2000, 2006, 2007; Players Championship 2001; Ryder Cup 1999
Number of tournament victories
79 PGA Tour, 38 European Tour, 18 more (as of end of 2014)
Own website

In the bag

Tiger Woods plays with Nike golf clubs

As a manufacturer of inferior goods that are produced in the Far East in the cheapest and most questionable way, Nike relied on testimonials in advertising very early on. The best athlete in every sport is just right. Success proves Nike right. With Tiger Woods as the driving force, one of the youngest manufacturers of golf equipment has already achieved considerable sales successes. The clubs that Tiger Woods plays with are not the models that are offered to the amateur golfer for sale.

Nike VR Tour 8.5 °, Graphite Design Tour AD DI 6x shaft
Nike VR Pro Limited Edition 3-wood 15 °
Nike SQ II 5-wood 19 °, Mitsubishi Diamana Blue Board 103 shaft
Nike VR Pro Blades (3-PW) 1 ° upright, D4, True Temper Dynamic Gold X-100 shaft
Nike VR Pro 56 ° Sand Wedge, 60 ° Lob Wedge
Nike Method 001 putter
Golf ball
Nike One Tour D.