Tiger Woods will play Hero World Challenge

Tiger Woods will play Hero World Challenge

Not just “The Match”, little more than an exhibition. Tiger Woods will also play the Hero World Challenge, an unofficial tournament of the PGA Tour, organized by the Californian’s foundation and scheduled from 1 to 4 December in Albany, on the island of New Providence in the Bahamas.

Tiger Woods, schedule

Two events within a few days, therefore, for “The Big Cat” which next December 10 in Florida will be among the protagonists, with Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas, of the latest edition of “The Match”

Woods has not participated in an official competition since last July when he came out to applause, and to the cut, in the 150th edition of The Open in Scotland. Woods is the son of Kultida Woods, a native of Thailand, and Earl Woods, a lieutenant colonel in the United States Army.

Woods has two half brothers and one half sister from Earl Woods’ 18-year marriage to Barbara Woods Gary. He was born in Cypress, California and grew up just north on the US West Coast in the greater Los Angeles area. His father gave him the nickname “Tiger” when he was born in honor of his friend Vuong Dang Phong, who had fought with him in the Vietnam War.

Woods attended Western High School in Anaheim and studied economics at Stanford University for two years before becoming a professional golfer. In 1996, together with his father, he founded the Tiger Woods Foundation, which takes care of the advancement and support of children and young people in the USA. From October 2004 to August 2010, Tiger Woods was married to former Swedish model Elin Nordegren.

The couple has a daughter (*2007) and a son (*2009). Since the divorce on August 23, 2010, both parents have custody of the children In mid-March 2013, Woods announced on his Facebook account that he was in a relationship with alpine skier Lindsey Vonn.

On May 3, 2015, Vonn announced on her Facebook page that she and Woods had split. Woods has ancestry of African American, Native American, Chinese, Thai, and Dutch descent.[6][7][8] Woods’ popularity is credited with raising interest in golf among non-white Americans as well.

Tiger Woods is a practicing Buddhist. On February 23, 2021, Woods had a serious accident in Rancho Palos Verdes while riding a Genesis GV80 of the sponsor whose PGA tournament in Los Angeles he hosted over the weekend (Genesis Invitational 2021) on a known accident-prone section of the Hawthorne Boulevard lost control of his car and rolled over several times, knocking down a tree about 20 cm thick and being thrown over the two oncoming lanes. He had to be rescued from his car by rescue workers and suffered several open fractures from debris.

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