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Tiger's wife gives birth to daughter


Tiger has a cub.

Less than 24 hours after Tiger Woods finished second at the US Open on Father's Day, his wife gave birth to a daughter. He announced late on Monday on his Web site that Sam Alexis Woods was born early Monday morning.

"Both Elin and Sam are doing well and resting peacefully," Woods wrote. "We want to thank our doctors and the hospital staff for all their dedicated and hard work. This is truly a special time in our lives and we look forward to introducing Sam to our family and friends over the next few weeks. We thank everyone for their well wishes and continued respect of our privacy."

Woods said he would miss a major if it meant seeing the birth of his child. Now he won't have to, but it's not clear how his upcoming schedule will be affected.

Woods finished a shot behind Angel Cabrera on Sunday to finish second in a major for the second time this year.

He's scheduled to host a tournament in Washington from July 5 to July 8. The British Open starts on July 19, and the US PGA Championship begins on Aug. 9 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Woods went public with his wife's pregnancyin December. Last week, before the US Open he talked about becoming a father.

"My practice sessions are going to have to be tailored around a little bit, have to move things around. But, you know, I don't really know how my game is going to be affected by it because I've never gone through it before," he said.

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