he only man ever to hold all four major PGA titles in the same year (2001), Woods is the symbol of steadiness and grace under intense pressure. The particulars of Woods's unprecedented success in winning tournaments has entered general sporting lore as has the fact that he is close to becoming the world's first billionaire athlete. By publicly embracing his mother's Thai heritage, he has become an inspiration to Blasians as well as all Asian Americans. What few know is that Woods is, as a matter of genealogy, more Asian than any other race.
Start with the fact that his father Earl (deceased) was half African American, a quarter Chinese and a quarter Native American. His Thai mother Kultida too is of mixed racial heritage, being half Thai, a quarter Chinese and a quarter Dutch. That makes Tiger Woods a "Cablinasian" by his own appellation. For those into more quantitative analysis, he is a quarter Chinese, a quarter Thai, a quarter African American, an eighth Native American and an eighth Dutch, according to Wikipedia.
What's more, Woods has taken on his mother's Buddhism to help control his stubbornness and impatience. Even his famous nickname has an Asian connection. He was named him after a Vietnamese soldier buddy to whom Earl Woods had originally bestowed the nickname.