Woods and Nordegren welcome daughter Sam Alexis into the world.
Both Elin and Sam are doing well and resting peacefully. We want to thank our doctors and the hospital staff for all their dedicated and hard work. This is truly a special time in our lives and we look forward to introducing Sam to our family and friends over the next few weeks. We thank everyone for their well wishes and continued respect of our privacy.
Eldrick Tont Woods is born in Cypress, California, to Earl Woods, a retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel, and Kultida Woods, a native of Thailand with a mixed cultural background. He’s nicknamed in honor of a friend and Vietnamese soldier who Earl also called Tiger. Woods is the only child of Earl and Kultida but has three half-siblings. He attends Cerritos Elementary School in Anaheim:
I would go and hit balls and it goes kind of quiet for a while, and then the next thing I know and he’s looking over my shoulder and he’s kind of watching and just kind of eyeing me. Then I’ll hit and he’ll hit and his swing starts mimicking what I am doing. That’s how I learned the game and my dad just kept it so light, fun and competitive, and I fell in love with it.