Sam Alexis Woods was born into the limelight. Being the firstborn of American professional golfer Tiger Woods and former model Elin Nordegren, the girl has always had the spotlight on her. Being born into a celebrity family may have its perks, but it also has its downsides. Here is Sam Woods' story.
Tiger Woods daughter, Sam Alexis Woods, was born less than 24 hours after her dad finished as runner-up in the 2007 U.S. Open. As the first of Tiger Woods children, the young lady has been under the media's scrutiny since birth.
Who is Tiger Woods daughter? How old is Tiger Woods daughter now? And will she follow her father's legacy?
- Full name: Sam Alexis Woods
- Date of birth: June 18, 2007
- Age: 13 years old (as of September 2020)
- Height: 5 feet 3 inches
- Parents: Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren
- Sibling: 1 brother, Charlie Axel
Sam Alexis Woods biography
The young lady was born to American professional golfer Tiger Woods and model Elin Nordegren on June 18, 2007.
Sam was born early on a Monday morning, less than 24 hours after Tiger finished as runner-up in the 2007 U.S. Open. Shortly after her birth, Tiger and Elin shared baby photos of their daughter.
In a press conference, Tiger explained the circumstances of his daughter's birth:
"It wasn't life-threatening or anything, but she (Sam's mom) just had a few problems and had to be admitted...It wasn't easy. It was not easy, because I wanted to be there. And the doctor and Elin said, 'There's nothing you can do. So go out there and just get a 'W.' Well, came close. But that night was infinitely more rewarding than any 'W' ever could have been. I flew, landed in Orlando, went straight to the hospital and next thing you know, we have Sam Alexis in our arms."
How old is Tiger Woods daughter Sam?
How old is Tiger Woods daughter today? The young lady was born on June 18, 2007. This means that she is 13 years old (as of September 2020)
While many would assume that 'Sam' is a nickname, it actually is not. It is the young lady's actual name, and interestingly enough, this is the name that Tiger Woods' dad used to refer to the young Tiger.
Tiger Woods explained that when he was a little boy, his father, Earl, used "Sam" as a nickname for him. The golfer explained in a press conference in 2007 shortly after Sam's birth:
"My father had always called me Sam since the day I was born. He rarely ever called me Tiger. I would ask him, 'Why don't you ever call me Tiger?' He says, 'Well, you look more like a Sam.'"
Sam's parents are Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren, a former model of Swedish heritage. Tiger met Elin in 2001. They were introduced by Swedish golfer Jesper Parnevik, who employed Elin as an au pair.
In November 2003, Tiger proposed to Elin, the daughter of a former minister of migration, Barbro Holmberg and Thomas Nordegren. Things were moving fast between them, and they got married on October 5 of the following year, with their wedding ceremony being held at Sandy Lane resort in Barbados.
The couple lived at Isleworth, a Windermere community, located in the suburbs of Orlando, Florida.
In 2009, dozens of women spoke out about their sexual relations with Tiger. His marriage with former model Elin Nordegren fell apart, and so did his career for a while. Even though Tiger apologized for his actions, the drama damaged his reputation and he lost a bunch of sponsorships.
The pair divorced in 2010 amid the cheating scandals.
Elin has praised Tiger's fatherhood, though.
"My relationship with Tiger is centred around our children and we are doing really good – we really are – and I am so happy that is the case. He is a great father."
Back in December 2015, Tiger told TIME,
"[Elin] is one of my best friends. We're able to pick up the phone, and we talk to each other all the time. We both know that the most important things in our lives are our kids. I wish I would have known that back then."
Woods has since moved on to girlfriend Erica Herman. Sam and Charlie Woods joined Herman on the sidelines to cheer Tiger on at the Open in July 2018.
Elin is now in a relationship with former NFL player Jordan Cameron, and the two welcomed a son in 2019.
Tiger Woods kids
Tiger Woods has two children with his ex-wife Elin Nordegren, a son, and a daughter.
The couple first welcomed daughter Sam Alexis, on June 18, 2007. On February 8, 2009, Woods welcomed his son, Charlie Axel. The baby boy came some months after Woods was forced to pull out of the U.S. Open due to a double stress fracture in one of his tibias.
Who has custody of Tiger Woods children today?
Tiger Woods kids now split time between their mother and father, who have joint custody of their children as part of their divorce settlement.
Where are Tiger Woods kids today?
The kids are spending time with both their parents. Especially during these COVID-19 times, Tiger and Elin have been careful to make sure their traveling between houses has kept their children and community safe.
An insider told PEOPLE,
"They've always been really good at communicating about things involving the kids, and this is no exception. Their number one priority is to keep the entire family safe and to stop the spread."
Does Sam play golf?
It appears that soccer, not golf, has Sam's heart when it comes to sports. Woods has spoken about all the time he spends at soccer practices and games and has shared photos of Sam attending professional soccer matches and meeting stars of the U.S. Women's National Team.
Sam Alexis Woods was born into fame, and although her father is one of the most legendary names in the golfing industry, the young lady is more into soccer than golf, and there is nothing wrong with that. There might just be another budding sports legend in the Woods clan, only time will tell.
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