Born 18 June 2007, Tiger Woods’ daughter Sam Alexis Woods is the first child of the world-renowned American professional golfer and former model Elin Nordegren. Since her birth, Sam has been in the spotlight, which literally happened within 24 hours of her father emerging as runner-up in the 2007 US Open. Her birth was announced soon after, with Woods sharing further details in a media chat.
Her name, Sam, has an interesting history as narrated by her father. When asked why he named her Sam, the superstar explained that it was a name his own father preferred calling him. He then chose to christen her Sam, keeping the name alive. On her part, Sam was gifted a golf club as soon as she was born but has shown over the years that she’s more interested in soccer.
Being born into fame and affluence makes you a subject of public interest. Even more so, it is for Sam who has the best of both worlds. Not only is she the daughter of one of the best to ever play the sport of golf, but her mother is also from an affluent background. Elin comes from a known family in American politics, which we will talk about more in the course of this article.
So, who is Sam Alexis Woods? Is she anything like her father? How old is she, and what is she into? These and many more questions will be put to bed if you keep reading. Firstly, here are some facts about the celebrity child.
10 interesting Sam Alexis Woods facts
- There is no gainsaying that Sam was born into a life of plenty; she lives in a gigantic mansion located on Jupiter Island in Florida, spread over 12 acres, and has 10,000 square feet of land cover for living space.
- Due to Tiger’s extramarital affairs, Sam’s parents got divorced in 2010, just three years after her birth, but they were granted joint custody of their children.
- Despite being separated, her parents have remained good friends, with Elin praising Tiger’s fathering qualities and Tiger calling Elin one of his best friends.
- Her father briefly dated skier Lindsey Vonn after separating from Elin but is now with Erica Herman, whom he started dating in 2017.
- Her mother, Elin Nordegren, is now in a relationship with former NFL player Jordan Cameron, with whom she welcomed a son in 2019.
- Sam has two siblings, Charlie Axel Woods, her brother from the same parents, and Arthur Nordegren Cameron, her half brother from her mother’s side.
- As earlier mentioned, contrary to initial public assumption, Sam is not her nickname, but a real one that was given to her in honor of Tiger’s late dad, especially as her birth coincided with Fathers’ day.
- Alexis is an avid dog lover and owns three pets along with her parents, and she is often spotted walking the streets of Florida with them.
- According to her father, Alexis is passionate about soccer and is always attending soccer training; she has also met with the US Women’s National soccer team.
- Her cousin is Cheyenne Woods, an LPGA Tour golfer who is the granddaughter of Earl Woods Sr., making her Tiger’s niece and Sam’s her cousin.
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Birth of Tiger Woods’ daughter
Tiger Woods’ first child was born on 18 June 2007, not long after the year’s edition of the US Open. She was born just over a year after her grandfather, Earl Woods, died. According to Tiger, Sam’s birth was a little tedious. He revealed this while sharing details of her birth in a press conference. “It wasn’t life threatening, but she (Sam’s mother) was having some problems and needed to be hospitalized… It wasn’t an easy job,” he explained. “It wasn’t easy since I was so anxious to get there,” the golfer added. However, the doctor and his wife agreed there was nothing he could do, and they sent him off to go play his game and get a win.
“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,” Tiger concluded.
The newborn was given the name Sam, the same name Tiger used to be called as a toddler. “My father had always nicknamed me Sam from the day I was born. Only a few times did he refer to me as Tiger,” said the golfer in an interview.
Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren – parents
As aforementioned, Sam’s father is not the only famous one of her parents. Though he is considerably more popular, Elin Nordegren doesn’t lack clout either. Let’s learn more about them both and their relationship, which produced Sam and her younger brother, Charlie.
Born Elin Maria Pernilla Nordegren on 1 January 1980, Elin is a model and the ex-wife of professional golf player Tiger Woods. She was born to Barbro Holmberg, a politician who was once the migration and asylum policy minister of Sweden, and Thomas Nordegren, a radio journalist. She has modeled for and has appeared on the cover of Cafe Sport magazine. Elin also worked as a nanny for golfer Jesper Parnevik who later introduced her to Woods. She was married to the golf superstar for six years and received a whopping $100 million as divorce settlement upon their separation.
After leaving Woods, Elin dated philanthropist and coal magnate Chris Cline who passed away in 2019 at the age of 60. She is currently with former NFL player Jordan Cameron with whom she has a son.
Born Eldrick Tont Woods on 30 December 1975, Tiger Woods needs no introduction. He is one of the most successful professional golfers of all time and one of the most famous athletes in history. He holds the record of the most successful golfer in the PGA Tour, alongside Sam Snead. Woods was introduced to golf when he was just two years old and won the Junior World Golf Championships six times before becoming the youngest ever US Junior Amateur champion when he was 15 years old. At 21, he became a professional golfer, winning his first major tournament the very next year in record-breaking fashion.
Over the course of his career, he has broken several golf records and has won 15 major professional golf championships. Woods ran into some trouble in the 2000s due to his extramarital scandals, and his career took a hit. He has, however, since bounced back to reclaim his spot in the sport.
Tiger Woods parents
Woods was born to Earl and Kultida “Tida” Woods. He is their only child and has two half-brothers and a half-sister from his father’s first marriage. Tiger’s father was a retired US Army officer and Vietnam War veteran who had a very vast and rich ancestry. He was born to African American parents and was also said to have had European, Native American, and possibly Chinese ancestry. Woods’ mother, Kultida Woods (nee Punsawad), is from Thailand. She met Earl there in 1968 during his tour at the time. She also has a rich cultural heritage, as she is of mixed Thai, Chinese, and Dutch ancestry.
Tiger Woods wife now
Although Woods has not remarried since his split from Elin, he has been in other relationships. He first dated Olympic gold medal skier Lindsey Vonn from 2013 to 2015. After they broke up, he was rumored to be in a relationship with stylist Kristin Smith from November 2016 to August 2017. He has since been with restaurant manager Erica Herman.
Erica Herman bio
Erica Herman is a former restaurant manager and the girlfriend of American golfer Tiger Woods. The 37-year-old was born in Florida, USA, where she completed her education. She met Tiger Woods through work, as she used to manage one of his restaurants back in Florida. Now, she manages his Jupiter restaurant in Florida. Erica had always been successful in her career before meeting Tiger Woods, as opposed to the despicable comments in the public, tagging her a gold digger. She reportedly had a net worth of over $300,000 before they met.
Charlie Woods age
Born in 2009, a year before his parents’ divorce, Charlie Axel Woods is the second child of Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren. The 12-year-old has caught the attention of the public with his brilliant showings on the golf course. Word on the street is that he is taking after his father and may even revolutionize the game by smashing his father’s records. Charlie impressed at the last PNC championships alongside his father; he made his first eagle, hitting a five wood around 175 yards to within four feet of the flag before rolling in the putt.
Sam Alexis Woods is still young and becoming. The spotlight on her is only a function of her background, and that will always be the case till she paves her own way. It is only a matter of time before that happens, and we wish her nothing but a fulfilled life.
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