Like this: his college teammates nicknamed Woods "Urkel." As in Steve Urkel, the lovable, high-water-wearing, nerd next door who starred in the sitcom Family Matters.
"The golf team is not like being a college football player, it's not like he was a basketball star, so he wasn't the big man on campus," said someone who knew him then, "He had a nickname, Urkel; he felt like it was insulting to him, he felt like it was borderline racist. And it just made him feel like he was back in high school again."
And like a lot of teenagers, he grew into his body. He went from gawky to singlehandedly making golf cool in a few years. Or, to continue to the Family Matters theme, he went from Steve Urkel to Stefan Urquelle. Unfortunately, he ODed on the "Cool Juice" and ended up in sex rehab.
via Out of Bounds