The Pendleton Panther

Tiger Woods

Posted on: August 25, 2009

Tiger WoodsTiger Woods has been one of the most successful golfers of all time.  He has been the icon of men’s professional golf for many years now.  Born on December 30, 1975, tiger woods began playing golf at the age of two.  His golf career started early. When he was only 15 years of age Tiger became the youngest U.S. Jr. Amateur champion ever.  In 1994 Woods began at Stanford University, and two years later in August of 1996, Tiger became a professional golfer.  His career on the PGA tour took off and after years of success he became the highest paid professional athlete by 2008, and earned about $110 million.  He has won 70 PGA events and 14 majors.  Because of his success, he has been named PGA player of the year nine times now.  In the last few years, Tiger teamed up with Gatorade and has his own line of drinks that now come in four different flavors.  Tiger has always had Nike as a main sponsor, so all of his equipment and clothes are from Nike.  Woods is paid $20 million a year from Nike, $6 million a year from General Motors, and$5.2 million from American Express.

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