Tiger’s Latest Victory Is Not On The Golf Course
Fans and non-fans of golf are used to hearing about another victory for superstar golfer Tiger Woods around this time of year. However, according to reports Woods is celebrating the birth of his first son.
Woods revealed the happy news on his website on Monday. His wife Elin delivered a baby boy they named Charlie Axel Woods. Their daughter Sam Alexis was born in June 2007. “Elin and I are thrilled to announce the birth of our son, Charlie Axel Woods, who was born on Sunday February 8, 2009,” he said in his release. “Both Charlie and Elin are doing great and we want to thank everyone for their sincere best wishes and kind thoughts. Sam is very excited to be a big sister and we feel truly blessed to have such a wonderful family.”
Most people probably know that Tiger Woods was the only child Earl and Tida Woods had. He did however have two half brothers. According to reports, after he got married, he expressed the desire to have more than one child.
The couple became engaged in November 2003. They were introduced by Swedish golfer Jesper Parnevik. Their wedding took place at Sandy Lane resort in Barbados, in October 2004.
He has been out of competition lately due to knee surgery, but something tells me golf is the furthest thing from his mind right now. The Buick Invitational which took place on Sunday February 8 was the sixth occasion on which Woods could not defend his title after the operation on his knee. While his mind is no doubt occupied right now with his growing family, I’m sure no one will bet against him being a dominant force on the course when he returns.
His achievements in the sport are almost too numerous to mention. He started to play golf at age two, and at three years old he shot a 48 over nine holes in California at the Navy Golf Club. He took the Junior World Championships title six times, with four of those being consecutive wins.
Woods went pro in 1996 and after tying for 60th in his first outing, he won the next two events. So far he has won fourteen major golf championships, which places him third on the all time list.
For all his achievements on the golf course, he must be thinking right now about simply being a great dad. Based on what we know of his own father’s influence in his life, he has a good example to follow.
Congratulations to Tiger Woods and his wife Elin on the birth of their second child. Right now the world waits to see if they will be future golf prodigies.