Earl Woods

Father of American professional Golfer Tiger Woods

Earl Woods
Picture of Earl Woods from his time in the military Source: Google

Earl Woods was the proud father of one of the best golfers in history. Woods was a well-known father figure to Tiger Woods, who received early coaching from him.

 Early Life & Childhood

On March 5, 1932, Earl Woods was born in Manhattan, Kansas, in the United States. Likewise, Woods’ parents were Maude Carter and Miles Woods.

Despite succeeding in his studies and improving both his life and those of future generations, Woods comes from a tragic and underprivileged family.

Earl struggled with shyness and introversion until he graduated from high school; he attended Manhattan High School before earning his degree from Kansas State University.

Although his mother had previously worked as a maid, Woods’ father had previously worked as a street cleaner and caretaker.

Earl’s father, Miles, was a devoted Baptist who passed away from a brain condition when Earl was a little child. Miles was also known for his ability to swear for 30 minutes straight without being detected.

When he was only 15 years old, Earl’s mother sadly went away, and one of his sisters, Hattie Bell Woods.

Professional Career

In 1952, Woods was the first African-American baseball player in the “Big Seven” Conference history and he played for the Kansas State University squad.

In the same way, Earl faced numerous challenges because of his race but still managed to obtain a varsity letter in the baseball games in 1952 and 1953.

When Woods’ game was interrupted once at the college in Mississippi, according to Larry Hartshorn, the entire Kansas State Baseball team refused to play and departed in protest.

The Negro League’s Kansas City Monarchs made Father Woods a contract offer. In 1951, he refused to participate and broke the Big Eight Conference’s record for the Color Barrier.

Earl Woods, however, declined the offer and opted to continue his studies; as a result, he earned a B.S. in sociology in 1953.

Similar to before the research, Woods participated in the Vietnam War twice, the first time as an infantry officer and the second time as a member of the prestigious United States Army Special Forces.

Once Earl had completed the “Defense Information School,” he was given the position of Lieutenant Colonel.

Earl was then hired by the City College of New York to teach military science and tactics to Army ROTC students.

In 1974, Woods left the military and retired. He then relocated to Southern California and started working at McDonell Douglas Corp. in Huntington Beach.

Personal Life

The Kansas native wed Barbara, his first wife, in Abilene, Kansas, in 1954. Earl Dennison Jr. was born in 1955, followed by Kevin Dale and Royce Renee in the next three years.

Cheyenne Woods, the granddaughter of Woods, is a professional golfer who received instruction from her grandfather Earl Sr.

Additionally, things between them did not go well, and in 1968 in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, Woods and his better half separated.

Second Wife

In 1966, while Earl was posted to Thailand, he met Kultida Punsawad, who would become his second wife. Kultida was a Dutch, Chinese, and Thai racial combination.

The couple fell in love right away and married in Brooklyn, New York, in 1969. Then, in 1975, their child Eldrick, also known as Tiger, was born.

Earl named his baby Tiger after his best friend, Vuong Dang Tiger Phong, whom he met while serving in the Army of Vietnam.

Earl Woods’s prodigy son, Tiger Woods

American golf prodigy Tiger Woods is a great player. He owns a number of golf records, is second among prominent male winners in the men’s rankings, and is tied for first in P.G.A. Tour victories.

Woods is regarded as one of the most well-known athletes and as the best golfer to have ever lived.

Tiger was consequently selected for the World Golf Hall of Fame and numerous other honorary places.

And less than a year after turning ace, in June 1997, he unexpectedly reached the top of the global rankings. Woods was, however, the dominant force in golf for the first ten years of the twenty-first century.

Earl Woods
Earl with his son
Source: Google

Awards & Medals

  1. Parachutist Badge
  2. Bronze Star Medal
  3. Army Commendation Medal
  4. Army of Occupation Medal
  5. National Defense Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster
  6. Vietnam Service Medal
  7. Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal
  8. Vietnam Cross of Gallantry

Net Worth

In addition to writing, playing baseball, serving in the military, and playing golf well, Woods has a distinguished career graph.

Earl was a skilled player who enjoyed a varied career. Over the course of his life, he made a respectable sum of money—roughly $2 million.

While still alive, the Father of the Tiger led a happy and respected life, and he gave the world a champion that no one can rival.

Physical Appearance

Woods was a disciplined and fit army veteran who, because of his aptitude in physics, was described by his coach as a long-run horse when he participated in sports.

Earl Woods, who stood 1.80 meters tall and weighed roughly 199 pounds, was a lovely and attractive man with a tall appearance.

Reason for Earl Wood’s Death

Woods had cancer for a long period before dying of a heart attack at the age of 74 at his home in Cypress, California. His ashes are interred in Sunset Cemetery in Manhattan, Kansas, USA.

Quick Facts

Full Name Earl Dennison Woods
Birth Date March 5, 1932
Birth Place Manhattan, Kansas, U.S.A.
Nick Name Earl
Religion Christian
Nationality American
Ethnicity African-American
Education Graduate
Horoscope Pisces
Father’s Name Miles Woods
Mother’s Name Maude Carter
College Manhattan High School
University Kansas State University
Date of Death May 3, 2006
Sexual Orientation Straight
Height 1.80 m/5’11”
Weight 199 lbs/98 kg
Profession Ex-Army, Author
Famous For Baseball Player, Father of Tiger Woods
Battles Fought Vietnam War
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Dark Brown
Build Healthy
Hobbies Shooting Gun, Travelling
Favorite Place Las Vegas
Marital Status Married
Kids 4
Wife Kultida Woods
Ex-Wife Barbara Ann Hart
Children’s Name Tiger Woods, Royce Renee Woods, Earl Woods Jr, Kevin Dale Woods
Net Worth $2 million



Written by Jami Thompson

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