Tiger Woods and wife Elin Nordegren
06/18/2007 AT 11:35 PM EDT
Tiger Woods and his wife Elin Nordegren welcomed a daughter, Sam Alexis, on Monday, the golfer announced on his Web site
"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."
The couple's first child was born less than 24 hours after Woods finished second in the U.S. Open, one shot behind Angel Cabrera, on Sunday.
Woods announced the pregnancy
on his 31st birthday last December, saying, "I have always wanted to be a dad. I just wish my father could be around to share the experience." (His father, Earl Woods, died
earlier in 2006).
Woods and Nordegren, a Swedish former nanny and model he met at the 2001 British Open, were married
For more photos of Woods and Nordegren courtesy of Golf.com click here.