Tiger Woods

Woods in 2011, Tony Bowler / Shutterstock.com

Birth Name: Eldrick Tont Woods

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: December 30, 1975

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

Tiger Woods is an American professional golfer. He is considered one of the greatest players of his generation.

Tiger’s father, Earl D. Woods (Earl Dennison Woods), an infantry officer, college 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 U.S. censuses.

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

Tiger is a practicing Buddhist.

Tiger has two children with his former wife, Swedish model Elin Nordegren.

His niece, Cheyenne Woods, is also a professional golfer.

Tiger’s paternal grandfather was named Miles Woods (the son of Katherine “Kate” Hickman). Miles was born in Louisiana. Kate was the daughter of Henry Hickman and Elizabeth “Eliza.”

Tiger’s paternal grandmother was named Maude E. Carter (the daughter of Lewis/Louis Carter and Hattie). Maude was born in Kansas. Lewis was the son of Valentine Carter and Amanda.

Tiger’s maternal grandfather owned a tin mine in Thailand.

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


Curious about ethnicity

155 Responses

  1. visokozen says:

    Wtf happen to Sweden?

  2. bakchoyhurl says:

    This guy…

  3. andrew says:

    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

  4. cwm85 says:

    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.

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