By peoplestaff225
Updated June 18, 2008 05:30 PM

Name: Sam Alexis Woods

Birthday: June 18th, 2007

Famous for: Being the first child of golf sensation Tiger Woods, 31, and his wife, Swedish model, Elin Nordegren Woods, 28.

Tiger announced her birth on his website,

Behind her name:

Click Continue Reading for more about Sam Alexis Woods’ first year.

Birth Story:

Tiger described the stressful weekend preceding Sam’s birth –Elin was hospitalized in Orlando on Thursday, June 14th while Tiger wasplaying in the US Open. Tiger said,

What They Said:


When asked if he had advice for new dad, fellow athlete Tom Brady, Tiger said:

When speaking about skipping the Buick Open, Tiger said:

Tiger said that Sam may have a future in pictures because, as an infant, she loved lights:

On having more kids, Tiger said:

Most recently, Tiger credited Sam for his speedy recovery from knee surgery in April.

There’s no way I couldhave gotten through this without Sam being there, spending that much time off and away from training andtrying to get better, Sam was absolutely incredible. Ihad so much fun doing that. It took my mind away from the fact that Ihad a surgery done, and just watching her grow, walking, running now,it’s been just the greatest thing in the world.

AsTiger prepared to hoist the trophy for his third U.S. Open win on Father’s Day, days before Sam’s first birthday, he said having his wife anddaughter on hand made the win all the sweeter,

Some of Sam’s Favorite Things:


On the final Sunday of any tournament, Tiger always dons a red shirt. Like daughter like father, we recommend this polo-style pique dress from Burberry for Sam’s Sunday red. We imagined what outfits we might see Sam wearsuch as this polo-style pique dress from Burberry for Sam’s Sunday red.

Tiger’s rival on the golf course Phil Mickelson sent Sam a mini ping-pong table. He posted on his website,


Elin Nordegren Woods and Tiger Woods both own Baby Sherpa bags to carry in their travels and during long days out on the golf course with baby Sam Alexis Woods. But Elin’s Baby Sherpa bag is extra special to her. The company outfitted her with a Short Haul($85) version of their popular bag in Cobalt Blue and Gold, the colorsof her native Sweden. Click here to read our full review of the Baby Sherpa Bags.