Tiger Woods can best be described as the most accomplished golfer of all time. Tiger Woods has won 14 pro majors, 18 World Golf Championships, and 79 PGA tournaments making among the best athletes and a legend in the history of golf.
Here is Tiger Woods autobiography and how he has made such a hefty net worth in the light of infidelity scandals and numerous arrests. Keep reading to know more about Tiger Woods’s net worth in 2018.
Woods is the son of Kultida “Tida” Woods and the late Earl. He hails from California where he was born in 1975. Woods is the only child of this couple, but he has other two half-brothers and a half-sister as well.
Tiger Woods was brought up in Orange County where he was influenced to start playing golf by his father who was a golfer. He went to Western High School in Anaheim and upon graduation got a golf scholarship to join Stanford University.
Tiger Wood was a married man from 2004 to 2010, and the wife was Elin Nordegren whom they had had a daughter Sam Alexis Woods and a son Charlie Alex Woods. The cause of divorce was definitely Woods infidelity scandal where he admitted to having cheated with dozens of women since money corrupted his mind. The fallout with his wife was not the only repercussions as some of the sponsors too pulled out such as General Motors, Accenture, Gatorade, Gillette among others.
He later apologised, and from the look of things he meant every word, he said then.
Woods turned to a professional career in 1996 after winning a silver medal and the U.S Amateur title back in college. His first major the Masters came the following year becoming the youngest ever to hold such a title, and then Nike Inc moved in, and he signed the most lucrative deal in golf history. At the end of 2000 he had already conquered 9/20 PGA Tour events, and in 2001 he became the first professional golfer to hold 4 major titles.
Between 2003 and 2004 it wasn’t the lucky year for him but between 2005 and 2010 he took home 12 PGA Tour money events closing the season with 54 wins. In 2009 to 2010 he took a break after his infidelity case surfaced.
From 2011 to present he won in 2012 Arnold Palmer Invitational, closed in a win at Memorial Tournament same year making his 73rd PGA tour win, a win at Famers Insurance Open made his 75th PGA tour win. In 2015 and 2016 he suffered back injuries making him withdraw from major events, but in summary, he has won 4 Masters Tournament, 3 U.S Open, 3 The Open Championship and 3 PGA Championship.
Awards & Achievements
Some of the milestone achievements Woods has accomplished that have led to him named the greatest closer in history are.
He holds the record for spending most consecutive and cumulative weeks on top of world ranking and the fact that he won all four professional major championships and being the only one to have held them all in a row that makes him one of the greatest. He has won in total 79 PGA Tour victories, 40 European Tour victories, 21 Amateur victories, one PGA Tour of Australasia victory, two Japan Golf Tour victories and 1 Asian Tour victory.
Net Worth of Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods net worth amounts to $740 million. Today he is ranked in the top 10 lists of the richest wealthiest celebrities in the world at position seven. So far Tiger Woods has made $1.4 billion, but much of these earnings have been as a result of endorsement deals, followed by prize money, others are golf course design and appearances.as of today he is the 12th highest paid athletes in the world. Some of his major sponsors are Nike Inc, Roles, Upper Deck, Hero, Kowa and others.
Tiger Woods definitely is among the greatest golf players of all time and were it not for injuries most probably he could have been ranked as the greatest that ever lived. Though he is controversial, one thing to learn is never let money corrupt you.