Tiger Woods

by ethnic on January 20, 2008

Birth Name: Eldrick Tont Woods

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: December 30, 1975

*African-American (father)
*Thai (maternal grandfather)
*Dutch, Chinese (maternal grandmother)

Tiger Woods is an American professional golfer. He is a practicing Buddhist. Tiger was previously married to Swedish model Elin Nordegren, with whom he has two children.

Tiger’s father, Earl Dennison Woods, an infantry officer, baseball player, and writer, was born in Manhattan, Kansas, to African-American parents. Various family rumors have stated that Tiger’s father had Native American and/or Chinese ancestry. It is not clear if this ancestry has been verified/documented. Tiger’s father’s recent ancestors are all listed as “Black” on United States censuses.

Tiger’s mother was born Kultida Punsawad. Tiger’s maternal grandfather was Thai. Tiger’s maternal grandmother had a Dutch father and a Chinese mother.

Tiger’s paternal grandparents were Miles Woods (the son of Katherine) and Maude E. Carter (the daughter of Lewis/Louis Carter and Hattie). Lewis was the son of Valentine Carter and Amanda.

Sources: Genealogy of Tiger Woods – http://www.wargs.com

Genealogy of Tiger Woods (focusing on his father’s side) – https://www.geni.com

Obituary of Tiger’s father – https://www.findagrave.com

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andrew August 16, 2017 at 7:42 pm
visokozen May 7, 2016 at 9:16 am

Wtf happen to Sweden?

bakchoyhurl February 6, 2016 at 11:05 am

This guy…

neiltennant July 16, 2015 at 5:27 pm


and be honest he does not fit n that sport

andrew November 18, 2015 at 5:03 pm

one the greatest golfers of all time does not fit in golf LOL

Btw The Telegraph describes Tiger’s father as having also Caucasian ancestry from his maternal grandmother

cwm85 July 16, 2015 at 3:18 pm

ITs funny how when he acknowledge he was not just black how a lot of blacks were offended. His mother is Thai, dutch and Chinese… how disrespectful it would have been for him to ignore his moms heritage like that.. his own heritage. Some people are so ignorant in their attempts to make this society in 4 races. A lot of us are multiracial.

Check7t August 17, 2014 at 5:44 pm
WTF August 12, 2014 at 2:49 pm

his kids look mexican!!

tinasheeeee August 11, 2014 at 1:27 pm

He looks Asian & Black to me, like what he is.

arjanguelsk August 11, 2014 at 10:03 am

He is mixed

Check7t August 11, 2014 at 4:22 am

Looks like an Asian with dark skin.

ShawntheGod July 27, 2014 at 4:59 am

Kinda looks Cambodian.

ssempre July 6, 2014 at 2:09 pm

I could tell that he’s partly asian.

Marseille June 14, 2014 at 12:40 pm

He’s rich as fuck.

Marseille June 14, 2014 at 12:20 pm

I meant to say *part Asian, that’s all.

Marseille June 14, 2014 at 12:20 pm

Clearly looks Asian, not black.

indo March 19, 2014 at 11:37 pm

It’s ashame how he doesn’t want to identify with his black side.smh

Rokai May 29, 2014 at 9:05 pm

I know right almost every mixed person who has African DNA in them always gotta throw in biracial and saying they ain’t black just to distinguish themselves from black people even though they have similar features to them but still claims that they’re not black and yes black people in America are mixed too but we never claim that we’re biracial.

WTF June 7, 2014 at 7:12 pm

omfg you must be a black hater. smh. not all mixed people have to identify as black, you asshole. we’re not black, we’re fucking MIXED. a product of two (or more) races. the one drop rule so fucking stupid. i think it’s bullshit. his mother is thai and his father is black. how does that make him just black? he’s mixed. same thing with halle berry. her mom is white and her dad is black. she’s not just black. she’s mixed. this is 2014, more and more people are pushing past the norm and identifying as mixed or biracial. AND i don’t know why it’s any of your gotdamn business anyway. it’s HIS choice, NOT YOURS. so back the fuck off and stop trying to get us mixed people to disown and forget our other half and just identify as “black”.

Hyun Ahh June 12, 2014 at 5:37 pm

Your sooo right

arjanguelsk August 11, 2014 at 10:08 am

thank u WTF! <3

Check7t February 23, 2014 at 1:19 am

Looks white to me.

indo March 19, 2014 at 11:38 pm

You’re joking right ?

WTF August 12, 2014 at 1:34 pm

LMFAOOOOO IDK why but that made me laugh… It’s really not even that funny but still…..

neiltennant February 18, 2014 at 4:49 pm

wannabe white

Hyun Ahh June 12, 2014 at 5:38 pm

How in hell is he a wannabe white person

arjanguelsk August 11, 2014 at 10:07 am

agree with Hyun Ahh in this point (How in hell is he a wannabe white person?) …. becouse he is not white… HE IS MIXED… because he have more ASIAN and BLACK genes and is obvious… then he is multiracial cuz he have 2 strong different races black and asian and a little of white…. then hi is mixed.

WTF August 12, 2014 at 1:36 pm

neiltennant is an ignorant dumbass. I HATE WHEN DUMBASS PEOPLE SAY ‘OH WHY U ACTIN WHITE’. just because someone is educated and isn’t a hoodrat/thug, that means they want to be white? fuck that shit. there are some ghetto ass white people who act black (aka wiggas/wiggers).

MettaWorkPlease November 7, 2016 at 5:51 pm

Tiger looks like what you’d get if a Martian mated with an alley cat lol
Tiger hates his black side, funny how he tries to milk his little white decent. Sure he’s mixed, but when you see him, you’re gonna assume he’s just black, unless if you have psychic powers to automatically deduct all his other roots. He’s 50 % black. Hard to believe he’d be accepted by Thai people as black as he is. But his dream is to be white, even those trailer thrash white hos called him the ‘whitest black man they’ve ever seen ‘

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