Sam Alexis Woods is the first child of American professional golfer Tiger Woods and former model Elin Nordegren.
Needless to say, she was born into the spotlight.
Sam was born less than 24 hours after her dad 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.”
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 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. 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.
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 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.
Tiger Woods kids now split time between their mother and father, who have joint custody of their children as part of their divorce settlement.
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.
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