I know what you’re thinking, it’s the incredible physique, mad golf skills, and the gazillion bucks in the bank. Close.
If you follow golf at all, you know that Tiger just had his first child, a daughter, which he named Sam Alexis. Sam you ask? It turns out that Tiger (Who’s real first name is Eldrick), was called Sam by his father throughout his life.
“We wanted to have a name that would be meaningful to
either side of the family, my side or Elin’s side, because she was born
(the day after) Father’s Day,” Woods said. “It just happened to fit.
My father had always called me Sam since the day I was born. He rarely
ever called me Tiger. I would ask him, ‘Why don’t you ever call me
Tiger?’ He says, ‘Well, you look more like a Sam.”’
We named our baby girl Georgia, because although my name is Douglas Eric Mitchell, and my family always used to call me Eric, my dad always called me George from some point in life that we both can’t remember. I call, he says, "Hey George". Now, we use many iterations of Georgia around the house including George, Georgie, DooDah (that’s the way she says her own name), etc and it’s kind of special to us.
I know exactly what Tiger feels when he calls his precious little girl………Sam.