TIGER WOODS is eyeing a 16th major win at The Open Championship at Royal Portrush. The US golfer notched up his first in 11 years at the Masters in Augusta in April but faces strong competition in Northern Ireland. What is Tiger Woods’ real name? Tiger has been around for so long that it’s easy to forget his real name and the story behind his nickname. His full name is Eldrick Tont Woods. That’s what’s on his birth certificate. The initials ETW are what Woods has used as the name of one of his companies, ETW Corporation. What is the explanation for his birth name? There’s no clear explanation of why his parents, Earl and Kultida Woods, decided to name him Eldrick. The middle name was most likely suggested by Kultida. Loosely translated to English as “beginning,” Tont is a common Thai name and a nod to Kultida’s Thai heritage.Tiger Woods adoringly embraced by girlfriend Erica Herman after winning Tour Championship – Why the nickname Tiger? One of Earl Woods’ Army buddies during the Vietnam War was a South Vietnamese soldier named Col. Vuong Dang Phong. Phong’s nickname was Tiger, and Earl began calling his son that as an homage… Read full this story
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