Tiger Woods is an American golfer who is widely regarded as one of the greatest golfers of all time. Born on December 30, 1975, in Cypress, California, his father Earl Woods was an Army veteran and former college baseball player while his mother Kultida was a Thai immigrant.

Early Life and Career

Woods started playing golf at a very young age and soon became a prodigy – he won US Junior Amateur Championships at the age of 15 and 16. He joined Stanford University in 1994 but dropped out two years later to pursue his professional career in golf.

In 1996, he turned pro and went on to win his first major championship at the Masters Tournament in his first year as a professional golfer. In the following years, he dominated the sport with over a dozen major championships to his name.

Scandal and Comeback

Despite being famous for his skills on the course, Woods' personal life became embroiled in controversy in 2009 when news broke about several extramarital affairs that led to the collapse of his marriage. The scandal had a severe impact on his image, career prospects and endorsements.

However, after taking some time off from golf to deal with personal issues and undergoing multiple surgeries during which many doubted if he could return to the sport again , Tiger made an impressive comeback as evidenced by winning historic comeback win at Augusta National for whichhe recieved nicknames like "Roaring Tiger" etc.. This shows how determined Woods was continue playing Golf despite several detours.

Legacy

Woods' impressive career record includes over 100 wins worldwide along with numerous awards including PGA Player of The Year Award eleven times.While there have been other great golfers , no single individual has done more than Tiger woods did for game's global popularity .

His strong work ethic both on-and-off field inspired aspiring Golfers globally , Tiger Woods with his fierce competitiveness and incredible demeanor remains an iconic model for sportspeople across the globe!