Nicknamed "Tiger" after a Vietnamese soldier who was a friend of his father's in Vietnam.
In October 2016, launched the rebranding of Woods' charitable event company as TGR Live, which unites Wood's entrepreneurial and philanthropic endeavors off the course under a single parent brand. TGR Live operates three PGA TOUR events: the Genesis Open in Pacific Palisades, Calif., The National held near Washington, D.C., and the Hero World Challenge in The Bahamas.
Bluejack National outside Houston, the first Tiger Woods Design in the United States, opened in 2016. Other Tiger Woods Design projects include courses in Mexico, Dubai and China.
Since 1996, the Tiger Woods Foundation has reached more than 10 million young people by delivering unique experiences and innovative educational opportunities for youth worldwide. For scholars grades 5-12, the Tiger Woods Learning Centers provide hands-on experiences in science, technology, engineering and math, coupled with college-preparation workshops to create an environment focused on college and careers. Since opening its flagship Learning Center in Anaheim, Calif., the Foundation has established campuses in Washington, D.C., Pennsylvania and Florida. Once kids are ready for college, the Foundation offers the Earl Woods Scholarship Program, a network providing college scholarships, mentors, internships and workshops.
In October 2016, launched the rebranding of Woods' charitable event company as TGR Live, which unites Wood's entrepreneurial and philanthropic endeavors off the course under a single parent brand.