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Facts About Tiger Woods, Masters 2022

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His Real Name Is Eldrick Tont Woods - Eldrick Because It Has His Father's Initial At The Start And His Mother's First Initial At The End, And Tont Is A Traditional Thai Name

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His father was in the army and named his son Tiger because his fellow solider and friend Col. Vuong Dang Phong was also known as Tiger

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Tiger was born in Cypress, California

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His mother Kultida is Thai and his father Earl was African-American

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His father Earl got Tiger into the game at a very young age. Tiger would watch his father hit balls in the garage from his high chair from the age of 6 months

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He first began playing at the Navy Golf Course which his dad had access to. He shot 48 for nine holes aged 3

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At the age of 8 Tiger first broke 80, and at the age of 12 he broke 70

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He had a glittering amateur career, winning the US Amateur Championship three years in a row from 1994-1996. He is the only man to do that

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His '96 US Am win coincided with his NCAA Championship Division 1 victory. He is one of 5 men to have won both in the same year - Jack Nicklaus, Phil Mickelson, Bryson DeChambeau, Ryan Moore

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He enjoys all sports, including basketball, soccer and diving

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He opened his first golf course in 2016, Bluejack National in Montgomery, Texas