What is Tiger Woods’ real name? How old is he, and who’s his girlfriend Erica Herman?

WOW! Tiger Woods confirmed he is back with a bang after his stunning victory in the Tour Championship.

But he had a torrid time at the Ryder Cup, failing to pick up a single point.

 Tiger Woods' fever was well and truly back on Sunday after the 80th Tour win of his stunning career

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Tiger Woods' fever was well and truly back on Sunday after the 80th Tour win of his stunning career

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.

 Tiger Woods victory at the Tour Championship in Atlanta was one of sports greatest comebacks

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Tiger Woods victory at the Tour Championship in Atlanta was one of sports greatest comebacks

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.

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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 to him.

Woods has apparently never changed his name formally to Tiger. Documents related to his divorce from Elin refer to him at Eldrick Tont Woods.

 Woods and girlfriend Erica Herman celebrate his triumph at East Lake

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Woods and girlfriend Erica Herman celebrate his triumph at East Lake
 The couple walk the course at the Presidents Cup

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The couple walk the course at the Presidents Cup

How old is Tiger Woods?

Tiger is 42. He was born on December 30, 1975.

Who is his girlfriend Erica Herman?

Erica Herman, 33, was with Tiger as he watched the US win the Presidents Cup in New Jersey in October 2017.

And the pair went public with their relationship that November.

She then cheered him to victory when he won his historic 80th PGA at the Tour Championship, at East Lake, Georgia, and will be by his side at the Ryder Cup.

 

WOW! Tiger Woods confirmed he is back with a bang after his stunning victory in the Tour Championship.