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  Earl Woods, father of Tiger Woods, dies at age 74 after long battle with cancer
Earl Woods, who was more determined to raise a good son than a great golfer and became the role model, architect and driving force behind Tiger Woods' phenomenal career, died Wednesday morning at his home in Cypress, Calif. He was 74.
Woods gave his son freedom to develop a love for golf on his own, not letting him play unless his homework was done, making him call his father at work to ask if they could practice.
Earl Woods moved to Cypress, Calif., -- to the house where he died -- and set up a makeshift practice range in the garage with a mat and a net, placing his son in a high chair as he practiced.
www.pga.com /news/tours/pga-tour/earl050306.cfm   (1319 words)

 ESPN - Elder Woods says tumor has been eliminated - Golf
But Earl Woods told a group of children at a clinic for the Tiger Woods Foundation on Wednesday that the cancer had come back and spread throughout his body; forming lesions in his back and a tumor behind his left eye.
The Tiger Woods Foundation, created by father and son to promote the heath, education and welfare of children in America, is the primary charitable beneficiary of the Deutsche Bank Championship, which is in its second year.
Woods, who serves as a sort of unofficial host for the tournament, is hoping that the friendly surroundings will help him snap out of what has been called a slump.
sports.espn.go.com /golf/news/story?id=1873701   (811 words)

 Earl Woods was father of Tiger Woods
Woods gave his son freedom to develop a love for golf on his own, not letting him play unless his homework was done, making him call his father at work to ask if they could practice.
Earl Woods moved to Cypress, Calif., - to the house where he died - and set up a makeshift practice range in the garage with a mat and a net, placing his son in a high chair as he practiced.
Woods was proud of saying he never left his son with a babysitter, but his goal was to eventually let Tiger run his own life.
www.abqtrib.com /news/2006/may/02/earl-woods-was-father-of-tiger-woods/?printer=1   (1178 words)

 SI.com - Golf - Tiger Woods' dad, Earl, dies after battle with cancer - Wednesday May 3, 2006 5:36PM
Woods decided not to play in the Wachovia Championship this week in Charlotte, N.C. Two of his best friends on tour, Mark O'Meara and John Cook, withdrew from the tournament and flew to California to be with him.
Earl Woods was born March 5, 1932, in Manhattan, Kan., the youngest of six children.
Earl Woods moved to Cypress, Calif., -- to the house where he died -- and set up a makeshift practice range in the garage with a mat and a net, placing his son in a high chair as he practiced.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /2006/golf/05/03/earl.woods/index.html?cnn=yes   (1354 words)

  Private Service Held for Earl Woods
Earl Woods had many accomplishments in his life, yet he is best remembered as the guiding force behind his son Tiger Woods' life and golf career.
Earl Woods was initially diagnosed with prostate cancer in 1998.
Earl Woods was in the U.S. Army's special forces unit for two tours of duty during the Vietnam War.
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 Earl Woods at AllExperts
Earl Dennison Woods (March 5, 1932 â€" May 3, 2006) was a pioneering African American athlete, a US Army infantry officer, (retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel), and the father of golfer Tiger Woods.
Woods was born and raised in Manhattan, Kansas, the youngest and the only male of four siblings.
Woods died from prostate cancer (which he had originally been diagnosed with in 1998) at his home in Cypress, California on May 3, 2006.
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 SI.com - Magazine - Earl Woods (1932-2006) - Tuesday May 9, 2006 8:27AM
Earl Woods was famous for his candor (Scotland sucks) and for his immodesty (Tiger will be bigger than Gandhi), but he could be coy and political when it suited him -- another sign of his intelligence.
Earl had already had two open-heart surgeries, but he refused to alter his fatty diet, his killing habits.
I had come to Cypress to interview Earl about the local courses on which Tiger had learned the game, and the topic must have made the old man sentimental because he spent much of the afternoon showing off the memorabilia he had squirreled away in the house.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /2006/magazine/05/08/gp.earl.woods0515/index.html   (1360 words)

 TSN : GOLF - Canada's Sports Leader
Woods said Thursday he considered withdrawing from The Players Championship because of his father's failing health and added that skipping the Masters in two weeks was a possibility.
Woods travelled cross country Tuesday to check on his on his father, Earl Woods, who has been battling cancer in Cypress, Calif. Woods missed the final practice round Wednesday, flew back to Florida late that night and shot even par in the opening round Thursday.
Earl Woods was initially diagnosed with prostate cancer in 1998, but the cancer returned in 2004 and spread to other parts of his body.
www.tsn.ca /golf/news_story/?id=159817&hubname=golf   (725 words)

 Earl Woods dies of cancer - Golf - Sport - smh.com.au   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Earl Woods, who inspired and moulded his son Eldrick into the golfing legend known as Tiger Woods, died today at the age of 74 after a long fight with cancer, Tiger Woods announced on his website.
Earl Woods died in the Cypress, California, home where he and his wife Kultida raised their famous son, the 10-time major champion said.
The younger Woods took his nickname Tiger from a Vietnam War soldier friend of his father, who inspired Woods to aim for the record of 18 major titles won by US legend Jack Nicklaus, a mark he is more than halfway to matching at 30.
www.smh.com.au /news/golf/earl-woods-dies-of-cancer/2006/05/04/1146335837317.html   (690 words)

 Earl Woods Speaker Tiger Woods Father Parenting Earl Woods Golf
Earl Woods, father of Tiger Woods, is the last of six children born to Maude and Miles Woods in Manhattan, Kansas.
Earl Woods Tiger Woods Parenting parenthood attended Kansas State University, where he was a catcher on the university’s baseball team and was the first African-American in the Big Seven (now Big Twelve) Conference
Although Earl Woods Tiger Woods Parenting parenthood did not play golf until he was 42 hears old, he achieved a one handicap.
www.allamericanspeakers.com /speakerbio/Earl_Woods.php   (487 words)

 Earl Woods   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Earl Woods, 72, who had been diagnosed with prostate cancer years ago and thought it was behind him, learned earlier this year that the cancer had spread inside him.
A series of radiation treatments had Earl Woods feeling good enough to attend the annual kids' clinic at the Deutsche Bank, where the Tiger Woods Foundation is tournament benefactor.
Earl Woods said it was the first time he'd talked in public about his plight.
www.golfsminitours.com /earl_woods.htm   (316 words)

 Earl Woods-TLM   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Woods the elder was his son's first teacher, but he knew enough to turn him over to pros Rudy Duran of Heartwell Golf Course in Long Beach at the age of 4, to John Anselmo at what was then Los Alamitos Golf Course at about 10 and then Butch Harmon at 17.
Earl Woods was compared in the early years by some in the media with Marv Marinovich, who raised his son, Todd, to be a quarterback and forgot about the rest of the package, and other overbearing fathers with talented children.
Earl Woods' biggest contribution to his son's legacy in recent years was as chairman of the Tiger Woods Foundation, although the son took over much of those duties with his father ailing the last year or so.
www.golftodaymagazine.com /0606/new_page_15.htm   (828 words)

 Earl Woods | Obituaries | News | Telegraph
Earl Woods, who died on Wednesday aged 74, was unable to sustain his dreams of becoming a great baseball player; he did, however, mould his son Tiger into one of the world's most alluring sporting icons.
From the moment that Earl Woods saw his 10-month old son strike a golf ball, and shouted for Tida to come and witness the miracle, both parents had dedicated themselves exclusively to the fulfilment of Tiger's destiny.
Earl's father Miles had five children by his first wife, and six (of whom Earl was the youngest) by his second.
www.telegraph.co.uk /news/main.jhtml?view=DETAILS&grid=&xml=/news/2006/05/05/db0501.xml   (439 words)

 USATODAY.com - Tiger's father Earl Woods dies at 74
Woods served two full tours of duty in the Vietnam War as a Green Beret, the first from 1967-68 and the second from 1972-73.
Earl was not a public figure until that April day at Augusta National in 1997, when at 21 Tiger won The Masters in a tournament-record 18 under par.
Earl cautioned that his approach wasn't for every father and every son but it worked because he and Tiger had a special bond, built from the beginning.
www.usatoday.com /sports/golf/pga/2006-05-03-earl-woods-obit_x.htm   (1577 words)

 Tiger Woods Father - Earl Woods   (Site not responding. Last check: )
At the heart of Tiger Woods' accomplishments is the special bond he shares with his father, mentor and first goal coach, Earl Woods.
Woods remained in the army where he taught until he retired with the rank of colonel in 1974.
Earl's experiences have uniquely qualified him as a teacher, coach and mentor and he sees his work with son Tiger's golf and academic careers as the culmination of his life's work.
allstarz.hollywood.com /tigerwoods/tigerdad01.htm   (1367 words)

 GOLFONLINE - Earl Woods: 1932-2006   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Earl Woods, who died at the age of 74 on Wednesday at his home in Cypress, California, after a lengthy battle with prostate cancer, was from the beginning bound by golf to his fourth child.
Earl was never a pro; he didn't even pick up golf until he was almost 40, and then only at the suggestion of a friend in the Army.
Earl's hope for the family's modest house in Cypress is that it be turned into a national historic monument, a sort of golf Graceland.
www.golfonline.com /golfonline/features/morfit/columnist/0,17742,1190809,00.html   (990 words)

 Earl Woods - Independent Online Edition > Obituaries
Earl Woods liked to recall the day in 1976 when his 10-month-old baby boy Eldrick, already nicknamed "Tiger", picked up a putter and whacked a ball into a practice net in the family garage in California.
Earl Dennison Woods was born the youngest of six children in the town of Manhattan, Kansas, in 1932.
Earl retained souvenirs of Tiger's childhood and career, including the practice net in the garage, and hoped that the house would one day be turned into a Tiger Woods museum.
news.independent.co.uk /people/obituaries/article362051.ece   (996 words)

 GolfDigest.com - You did good, Earl   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Earl Woods was right in 1997 when, after Tiger won the Masters by 12 strokes, he said we hadn't yet seen the best of his son.
Earl Woods My Shot: A roaring ride with Tiger's dad as he ponders hobo coffee, demolition men and, of course, his famous progeny.
And when Woods rolled through the Masters by 12 strokes six months later, establishing himself at the age of 21 as not only a worthy professional but also as the best in the world, it proved without question that Earl was right.
www.golfdigest.com /newsandtour/index.ssf?/newsandtour/20060503earlwoods.html   (1161 words)

 OSM interview: Earl Woods | Sport | The Observer
Earl Woods still lives in the California house his son grew up in, convinced that it will one day become a national monument to Tiger's golfing talent.
Earl Woods, it is clear, does not care whom he offends, or that many journalists take his hyperbolic soundbites and spin them into a portrait (subliminally racist, in some cases) of an unhinged, uppity braggard.
Earl Woods was in his late twenties when the Civil Rights movement, inspired by Rosa Parks and led by Martin Luther King, began to gather momentum.
observer.guardian.co.uk /osm/story/0,6903,678180,00.html   (3229 words)

 Earl Woods Passes
Woods was diagnosed with prostrate cancer in 1998 and received radiation treatment.
Earl Woods was a very visible presence at his son’s various golf and charity events, but hadn’t made a public appearance for months.
Woods later joined the military, where he rose to the rank of colonel and became a member of the elite Green Berets.
cybergolf.com /index.asp?newsID=3969   (697 words)

 Earl Woods, 74, Father of Tiger Woods, Dies - New York Times
Earl Woods, who mentored his son Eldrick and watched him grow into the golfer Tiger Woods, one of the world's most celebrated athletes, died yesterday at his home in Cypress, Calif. He was 74.
Earl Woods had heart problems, diabetes and poor circulation in his legs, and his prostate cancer returned in 2004.
When Tiger Woods won the 2005 Masters, he said he was dedicating the victory to his father, who was watching on television from a nearby hotel room because he was too ill to be on the course.
www.nytimes.com /2006/05/04/sports/golf/04woods.html?ex=1304395200&en=54d02d7d968a64ba&ei=5088&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss   (901 words)

 Tiger Woods
Earl Woods Jr., the oldest sibling who lives in Phoenix and works as a fitness technician, agrees with his sister.
Earl Woods, a top baseball player at Kansas State University, did instill a love of sports in his children.
But the regimen Earl Woods crafted for Tiger from the time the boy was in a high chair watching his dad hit golf balls into a net in their garage was not there for the first children.
www.texnews.com /tiger/sibs052797.html   (833 words)

 Tiger Woods Timeline
Born Eldrick T. Woods on Dec. 30 in Southern California to Earl Woods, a retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel, and Kultida, a native of Thailand.
Given the nickname “Tiger” after Earl's friend Vuong Dang Phong, a Vietnamese soldier with the same nickname.
Earl Woods, 74, Tiger's father and the guiding force behind his career, dies of cancer in early May.
www.factmonster.com /spot/tigertime1.html   (1323 words)

 Tiger, Earl, and Me: The Endearing Legacy of Earl Woods • A Sideline View . . . - FOX Sports Blogs
Earl Woods was born 5 March 1932 in Manhattan, Kansas to Miles Woods, a Kansas stonemason, and Maude Ellen Woods.
Earl told Sports Illustrated that Tiger “would do more than any other man in history to change the course of humanity.” Said Earl, “He’s the bridge between the East and the West.” There is no limit because he has the guidance.
Earl Woods was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 1998.
community.foxsports.com /blogs/MeanDovine/2006/07/25/Tiger_Earl_and_Me_The_Endearing_Legacy_of_Earl_Woods?page_no=2   (1844 words)

 Quotes on the death of Earl Woods - Boston.com
Tiger Woods, left, receives a hug from his father, Earl, after winning the Tour Championsip Sunday, Oct. 31, 1999 in Houston.
Earl Woods, who was more determined to raise a good son than a great golfer and became the role model, architect and driving force behind Tiger Woods' phenomenal career, died Wednesday morning May 3, 2006 at his home in Cypress, Calif. He was 74.
"Earl Woods will always be remembered for the tremendous way in which he and Tiger's mother, Kultida, provided Tiger with every opportunity to develop the physical and mental qualities that enabled Tiger to become the world's best golfer and an outstanding representative of the game and its values." -- PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem.
www.boston.com /sports/golf/articles/2006/05/03/quotes_on_the_death_of_earl_woods   (554 words)

 Academy named after Earl Woods
Earl Woods, along with his son, Tiger Woods, has established the Tiger Woods Foundation of which he is the president.
This foundation's purpose is to actively encourage and promote parental responsibility and involvement in the lives of children, and celebrate the spirit of inclusion in all aspects of human existence.
The inaugural First Tee National Academy was held at the Earl Woods National Youth Golf Academy July 22-29, 2000.
www.mediarelations.ksu.edu /WEB/News/Webzine/colberthills/woods.html   (233 words)

 Earl Woods : He devoted himself to training Tiger, and he sure likes what he sees - Interview Golf Digest - Find ...
Tiger Woods' birth signaled the start of more than one new life, and Earl and Tida Woods made the most of it, organizing their lives around their son and the game he loved.
Earl Woods, 69, joins his son at a handful of tournaments (mostly the majors and tour events with Tiger Woods Foundation clinics scheduled nearby), more often watching the action on television from the couch at his hotel--a concession to diabetes and circulation problems in his legs.
Earl, known for his candor, tackled subjects as disparate as overzealous sports parents, the "bum rap" he says Fuzzy Zoeller got for comments about Tiger at the Masters in 1997, "Tiger-proofing" golf courses, the horrors of war, and how he taught the world's most famous golfer how to hold his liquor.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0HFI/is_11_52/ai_79352550   (913 words)

 Earl Woods succumbs to cancer - Military Photos
Earl Dennison Woods was born March 5, 1932, in Manhattan, Kan., raised there and went to college there — at Kansas State, which granted him a scholarship as a baseball catcher.
Woods resolved that if he had another son, he would name him Tiger, and that if the son became famous, the original Tiger would make the connection and get in touch.
Later in 1997, Earl Woods and his son had an emotional reunion in California with the original Tiger's widow and two of their children.
www.militaryphotos.net /forums/showthread.php?t=80150   (401 words)

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