Tiger Woods does not have any biological siblings except half-siblings. His three half-siblings, Earl Woods Jr., Kevin Dale Woods, and Royce Renee Woods are 20,18, and 14 years older than him. They are all from his father’s previous marriage to Barbara Gary.
There have been reports that the decorated golfer has an estranged relationship with his half-siblings. Others claim he has not since them since his father, Earl Woods Sr. died in May 2006. In an interview with ESPN, Earl Jr. revealed Kevin was suffering from multiple sclerosis but Tiger never checked on him.
Meet Tiger Woods’s 3 Siblings
1. Earl Woods Jr.
Earl Dennison Woods Jr. is the oldest of the four. He was born in 1955 during Earl Sr.’s first marriage to Barbara Gary. The marriage lasted from 1954 to 1968. Earl Jr. is currently 69 years old meaning he is 20 years older than the golf champion.
Tiger Woods’s half-brother is also well known as the father of the pro-LPGA golfer, Cheyenne Woods. He shares Cheyenne with his wife, Susan Woods.
Besides that, Earl used to work in the Department of Economic Security. In 2013, Earl Woods Jr. was arrested for allegedly calling a bomb threat to the Department of Economic Security building in Phoenix, the same place he was working at that time.
According to police reports, he later revealed that the phone call was meant to be a joke with his co-workers after the building was evacuated and searched but no device was found. When asked about the incident, Woods Jr. did not have much to say.
He was later booked on suspicion of attempting to terrify, intimidate, threaten, or harass others at the Maricopa County jail.
2. Kevin Dale Woods
Kevin is the middle child of Earl Sr. and Barbara Gary. He was born in 1957 and he is 18 years older than the golf legend.
In an interview with ESPN’s Rick Reilly, Earl Jr. revealed Kevin has been suffering from multiple sclerosis and is confined to a wheelchair.
3. Royce Renee Woods
Tiger Woods’ sister, Royce Renee Woods was born in 1961, which makes her 14 years older than Woods and the youngest of her three biological siblings. There are speculations that she had a successful career as a college basketball player and later, as a coach.
According to reports, while Tiger was in college at Stanford, she was living in California and they shared a strong bond around that time. Also, after Tiger turned pro and his earnings increased, he bought a house for her in San Jose.
Intriguing Details about Tiger Woods’ Relationship with His 3 Siblings
In April 2012, ESPN’s Rick Reily wrote that Tiger Woods half siblings revealed they have not heard from the golf star since the death of their father in 2006. Also, it was suggested that Earl Jr. was particularly upset with the whole thing because he believed Tiger should be able to help their brother, Kevin.
In addition to that, Cheyenne Wood’s father revealed that they were not after the 15-time major champion’s money but they only wanted him to hire a caretaker for their brother Kevin.
This was made public almost the same time Tiger Woods was facing several challenges after the news about his infidelities brought out and also the divorce from his wife of six years.
Earl Jr. went on to reveal to the public how disappointed he felt after he learned of his little brother’s affairs. Bleacher Report added he did not stop there but had to drag Tiger’s mother into it as well. The oldest of the Woods brood claimed Tiger’s mother, Tida was behind his behaviors. He went on to add that Tida has the desire for Tiger to humiliate and embarrass his opponents when facing them out on the course.
While still feeling abandoned by her baby brother whom she took care of while he was in college, Royce revealed she wished she could have the relationship she had with her brother in the past.
While it looks like Tiger Woods has no relationship with his siblings, reports say Woods once invited Earl Woods Jr.’s daughter Cheyenne to Florida for Thanksgiving. Also, it is worth noting that Cheyenne Woods often talks about her uncle in her interviews. She reveals she often contacts him for advice regarding golf and other stuff.
Despite all the rumors about his estrangement from his siblings, Tiger Woods is yet to clear the air.