8. Tiger Woods: A Great American Golf Champion

Golf is one of the most popular games the United States today. There have been many champions over the years like Arnold Palmer, and Nicklaus, but none has seen success like Tiger . His father was black; his mother was Thai. was born and lived his early life in .

Woods joined the pro golf tour at the of 20 in 1996, where he began setting for winning championships at a young age. He one of the most promising young stars to the tour in years, which led to Woods several, lucrative contracts with Nike, and Titleist. Woods a very young millionaire. In 2001, Woods became first player in history to hold the title all four major golf tournaments. It seemed there nothing this young man could not accomplish.

Woods up in Orange County, California, and studied for years at prestigious Stanford University. Woods began playing at an early age, and before long was amateur championships regularly. He was the Professional Golfers (PGA) Rookie of the Year in 1996. He been named PGA Player of the Year, and Tour Player of the Year, 11 times each. has also led the tour as the biggest winner several years. He was married, and had children. His life was presumed ideal, but that in 2009.

Woods was exposed as a womanizer several women, following an alleged affair with a York woman. Woods denied any wrongdoing, but eventually to several "indiscretions". The controversy kept gaining momentum, it eventually led to his divorce and the of endorsement money from the sponsors. Woods is on the tour, but has not regained his as before.