Tiger Woods is a familiar name known in houses all around the world, but the American is actually called Eldrick Tont Woods.
Woods’ parents, Earl and Kultida, named their son Eldrick, although their is no clear indication why.
Earl, a former USA army soldier, gave his son the nickname Tiger as homage to a Vietnam soldier he befriended during the Vietnam War.
However, it is not the 15-time Major winner’s legal name.
Eldrick Tont Woods is still registered on the birth certificate and was also used on the divorce with ex-wife Elin Nordegren.
One of the golfer’s companies, ETW Corporation, also uses his legal initials.
It is unclear which name was engraved on the Masters thought, however, ‘Tiger Woods’ was written on a special golf club received after winning the Tour Championship last year.
Woods ended an 11-year Major drought as he secured the green jacket in Augusta last weekend.
It was the fifth time in his career the 43-year-old was the best player in Georgia.
After four operations on his back, Woods never dreamed he would be able to get back to top form.
“We’re creating new memories for them and it’s just very special,” he said.
“I was very lucky to be given another chance to do something that I love to do. I had serious doubts after what transpired a couple of years ago.
“I couldn’t lay down, I couldn’t do much of anything. I had the procedure which gave me a chance of having a normal life.
“All of a sudden I realised I could swing a club again. I felt if I could somehow piece this together I still had the hands to do it. The body is not the same but I still had good hands.
“To have the opportunity to come back like this, you know it’s probably one of the biggest wins I’ve ever had for sure.
“It’s got to be right up there, with all the things I’ve battled through.”
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