Eldrick (Tiger) Woods, now 27 years of age, has had an amazing career since becoming a professional golfer in the late summer of 1996. He has won 52 tournaments, 39 of those on the PGA TOUR, including the 1997, 2001, and 2002 Masters Tournaments, 1999 and 2000 PGA Championships, 2000 and 2002 U.S. Open Championship, and 2000 British Open Championship. With his second Masters victory in 2001, Tiger became the first ever to hold all four professional major championships at the same time.
He earned $9,188,321 on the PGA TOUR and broke the PGA TOUR record of $6,616,585 that he set in 1999. In 2000, Woods matched the record of Ben Hogan in 1953 in winning three professional major championships in the same year. Hogan won the Masters, U.S. Open and British Open. In winning the British Open, Woods became the youngest to complete the career Grand Slam of professional major championships and only the fifth ever to do so. Tiger also was the youngest Masters champion ever, at the age of 21 years. Woods’ six professional major championships and three U.S. Amateur titles bring his total to nine major championships through age 25, three more than Jack Nicklaus at that age.
Woods compiled one of the most impressive amateur records in golf history, winning six USGA national championships, plus the NCAA title, before turning professional on August 27, 1996. He is the son of Earl Woods, a retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army, and his wife, Kultida, a native of Thailand. He was nicknamed Tiger after a Vietnamese soldier and friend of his father, to whom his father had also given that nickname. He appeared on the Mike Douglas Show at age 2, putting with Bob Hope. He shot 48 for nine holes at age 3 and was featured in Golf Digest at age 5. He won the Optimist International Junior tournament six times at ages 8, 9, 12, 13, 14 and 15.
Tiger played in his first professional tournament in 1992, at age 16. Safety In golf, there is no physical equipment that can protect us from injuries. Many people have insurance, which will cover them if they happen to hit another person with a golf ball or club, of if they injure themselves. Golfers can not wear equipment to protect themselves as if would restrain movement which would lead to the golfer not being able to swing properly. The most common safety rule about golf is known as “fore”. This is a wBefore exercising every person needs to ‘warm up’, this is so that you do not pull any muscles, and so that you can perform to your best ability. If you pull a muscle, this could lead to serious damage, which could leave you out of sport for weeks, even months.
Lower Back: From standing position, bend and touch your toes, hold this position for around 20 seconds, repeat three times. Hips: Lie on your back with your legs extended; lock your hands under your knee and pull your legs towards you chest while the other leg stays extended. Hold for 20 seconds, and repeat with the other leg. Chest: While standing, lock your hands behind your back and lift them while fully expanding your chest. Hold for 20 seconds. Hamstrings: Sit with your legs apart, and with both hands and try to reach one foot, while keeping your legs extended. Hold for 20 seconds. Repeat three times. Hands and fingers: Shake your hands for a few minutes, this will help you develop soft, warm hands.
Strength Exercises Your upper body is the most important area of the body for a golfer. You have to keep it exercised for your maximum performance. Here are the exercises to strengthen your upper back, shoulders, chest, arms, and abdominals. Pulldowns: This is for the upper back. Repeat for 3 times Rows: In a seated position (a rowing motion), repeat for 30 seconds.Wrist curls: Either vertically, or horizontally, for the forearms. Repeat for 30 seconds on each arm. Stomach crunch and knee lifts: Crunch your abdominal muscles ten times, and lift your knees to your chest ten times.