After Earl's death, what's next for Tiger?
It was during the Tour Championship, back in October of 1996, that Earl Woods suffered a life-threatening heart attack. Knowing his dad was in poor health, but unsure of just how serious his condition was, Tiger Woods engaged in the one thing that could lift Earl's spirits, perhaps put a smile on his face when it was needed most. He played golf.
It would become a recurring theme, the best gift this son could give to his ailing father. When Earl was once again in declining physical condition ...
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Earl Woods: 1932-2006
Born: March 5, 1932, in Manhattan, Kan., the youngest of six children
Died: May 3, 2006, in Cypress, Calif.
Education: Kansas State, sociology, graduated 1953
Profession: Retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army; served two tours of duty in Vietnam
Wife: Kultida; married in 1969
• Diagnosed with prostate cancer, 1998; cancer returned, 2004
Quote: "I knew Tiger was special the day he was born." Earl Woods, in a May 2000 interview with The Associated Press.
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