You probably think that you know everything there is to know about Tiger Woods. He has won 15 major championships, he is the highest earning PGA Tour player of all time and he is regarded as arguably the best golfer ever.
His electric play since he burst on to the scene 25 years ago has made him an absolute icon of world sport and it is hard to find a fact that you don't know about him.
However, when you delve into his life away from the fairways and the greens, he is an intriguing character and there are many things that you may not have known of the 45-year-old.
Unfortunately, he has not graced the courses of the PGA Tour for some time as a result of his serious car accident in February.
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We all hope that he is back to full fitness and back to compete in the new year but in the meantime, we have been updated on his rehabilitation process.
Take a look at 10 fantastic facts about Tiger Woods that you probably didn't know.
His real name is not Tiger
Although Tiger is a great name to have, it was not the name he was given at birth. His name is Eldrick Tont Woods. Eldrick is a combination of his mother and father's names and Tont is a traditional Thai name.
He is a Buddhist
Tiger's mother, Kultida raised him as a Buddhist and as a child, he actively practised the Buddhist faith. In 1996, Woods said that he did not agree with every Buddhist teaching, but he still practised it.
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As a child, he had a stutter
As a young boy, Tiger would almost practice curing his stutter. He once described it as words "lost somewhere between the brain and the mouth."
He used to speak to his dog in order to train himself not to stutter and this personal challenge became a motivation to achieve other goals.
He was the world's first billion-dollar athlete
In 2009, Tiger earned $10 million for winning the FedEx Cup and this took him to the incredible mark of $1 billion in career earnings.
Up to the beginning of 2009, Woods had earned $895 million from prize money, appearance fees, sponsorship and golf course design.
He has been World No. 1 for 13 years
During his illustrious career, Woods has been at the top of the world rankings for 683 weeks which is almost the equivalent of 13 years.
This is more than double the number of weeks that Greg Norman spent in the top spot, which was 331 weeks.
He is third on all-time European Tour wins
As we all know, Woods rose to fame on the PGA Tour but he also has an extremely successful European Tour record.
Despite never spending a full season in Europe, he has picked up 41 wins and only Seve Ballesteros and Bernhard Langer have more.
He broke 80 at 8 years old
It is clear by now that Tiger Woods was born to play golf and nothing else. At just eight years old, Tiger broke 80 on a golf course for the first time, something that some of us have never done.
He is a writer
On many occasions during his career, he has put on clinics and tutorials for many golf fans to watch as he offered his pearls of wisdom. In 2001, he wrote "How I Play Golf", a golf instruction booklet that sold over a million copies.
He has the eyes of a Tiger
Tiger has almost perfect vision in his eyes and this is down to the help of laser eye surgery. After he received this treatment in 1999, he won seven of his next 10 events.
He almost won 50 times in his 20's
In the early years of Woods' career, he was simply unstoppable. Through his 20's, he won a staggering 46 times which is 16 more than any other player in PGA Tour history in their 20's.
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