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Tiger Woods' Daughter is Sam Alexis Woods


Tiger Woods Daughter Sam Alexis

Tiger Woods holds his daughter, Sam Alexis, late in 2009.

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Tiger Woods has two children, one daughter, from his marriage to Elin Nordegren. Here's a little more about Tiger Woods' daughter.

Tiger Woods' daughter is named Sam Alexis Woods. She was born on June 18, 2007.

So what is Sam's full name? Just Sam. Not Samantha. "Sam" is not short for anything, it's not a nickname, that is the complete first name of Tiger Woods' daughter. The middle name, as noted, is Alexis.

So why is Tiger Woods' daughter named "Sam"? Woods explained that when he was a little guy, his father, Earl, used "Sam" as a nickname for him. So we can assume that naming his own daughter Sam was a small nod by Tiger to his father, who passed away about a year before Sam was born.

Sam Alexis Woods splits time between her mother and father, who, as part of their divorce settlement, have joint custody of their children.

A couple other photos of Sam Alexis as a young child:
Tiger and Sam at 2008 U.S. Open
Family portrait after brother Charlie's birth

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