Golf is one of the most popular individual sports in the world, and most of the credit for that goes to Tiger Woods. He is the one who popularized this sport worldwide with his insane golfing skills. The legendary golfer has won 82 times on the PGA Tour and has 15 major trophies.
However, it may surprise you to learn that Tiger is not the legendary golfer’s real first name! Furthermore, in addition to Woods, there are nine other golfers whose real first name is not what we have been hearing or reading. Very few people know their actual first names. The list below will leave your surprised and we bet you haven’t heard some of them.
Nine golfers along with Tiger Woods and their real first names
Golf Digest recently tweeted nine names that are surprising to even the most ardent golf fans. So, Woods’ first name is not Tiger but Eldrick. His real full name is Eldrick Tont Woods, while Tiger is a nickname given to him.
Furthermore, there are eight more golfers whose real first names are not well known. Tony Finau’s real first name is Milton. The four-time PGA Tour winner, Ted Purdy’s real first name is Theodore. Bubba Watson’s real name is Gerry, yet he is famous everywhere as Bubba.
Additionally, Ben is not the real first name of the legendary golfer Ben Hogan. It is actually William. Then the most surprising one has to be Max Homa. His real first name is not Max, but John.
American pro golfer Boo Weekley’s first name is Thomas, while Webb Simpson’s real name is James. To conclude, the South African golfer, Louis Oosthuizen, has Lodewicus as his original first name. Tiger has to be our favorite among all.
Meanwhile, there are a few names you did not expect to be here. But these are their real first names, and it is a different matter that they are not well-known with their original names, probably apart from Tiger Woods. We love golf and we enjoy watching our
So which among these nine names was the most surprising one for you? Do let us know in the comments section below. We enjoy watching our favorite player play at the