Earl Woods

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Birthday
5, 1932
Birthplace
Kansas
Death Date
May 3, 2006 (74)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
5, 1932
Birthplace
Kansas
Death Date
May 3, 2006 (74)

About

Best known as the father of professional golfer Tiger Woods. He retired from the United States Army with the rank of lieutenant colonel and served two tours in Vietnam.

Before Fame

He was a college athlete at Kansas State University, earning a varsity letter in 1952 and 1953 for baseball.

Trivia

He broke the color barrier in baseball for the Big Seven Conference (later the Big Eight).

Family Life

He was married to Barbara Gary from 1954 to 1968. In 1969, he married Tiger's mother, Kultida Punsawad. Apart from Tiger, he had three other children named Earl Jr., Royce and Kevin.

Associated With

He started teaching Tiger Woods how to play golf before he was even two years old.