Tiger Woods is returning from scandals. The king of golf is looking for the image of an inspirational person, not only in sports. Golf is a very picky sport, not even a lot of professional athletes. Not only in France, but also in the world.
Recently, golf is growing faster. However, according to Forbes, 85% of the world has golf courses (208 of 245 countries). According to Forbes data, the number of public golf centers worldwide, the place for amateur players, has not exceeded 25,000.
Still, Tiger Woods still overcomes invisible barriers, including prejudice, to become one of the greatest sports athletes in history. Tiger is even seen as a symbol of social inspiration, something not every star can do.
One of the important factors that helps Tiger be loved, besides talent, is the background. He is the son of an African-American veteran. His mother is of Asian and Dutch descent. Ever, Tiger Woods is always proud of his origin. He is proud of his ethnicity because Woods is related to 5 ethnic groups.
From a very young age, Tiger Woods came into contact with the golf course. Tiger’s talent was revealed early. He plays amateur golf at school levels.
Tiger Woods received many offers from universities in 1994. His outstanding talent led many prestigious schools to find ways to win. Prior to many offers and scholarships, Tiger chose Stanford University. He just played golf and studied economics.
Tiger’s life could not lack golf. He decided to play professionally in 1996. With a modern style, Woods won the Masters of the first PGA Tour system in 1997. At the age of 21, he was the youngest champion of all time.
Less than a year of professional play, Tiger Woods rose to No. 1 in the world. During 1999-2004, he held the No. 1 spot for 264 consecutive weeks. Then, during 2005-2010, he was number 1 for 281 weeks. He is the king on the golf club, becoming the king of money in the sports world.