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Tiger Woods '97 Win at Augusta: Remembered

Tiger Woods '97 Win at Augusta: Remembered
before 14 majors before for green jackets before one green jacket

Tiger

Woods

had never even broken car in six career rounds at the Masters however in the days before those closest to the then 21-year old since that the 1997 masters would be different in practice rounds at home before we came up to

Augusta

National he shot that famous 59 in I or if the next day of course here we go again we tee off on ten and it once again he gets up he birdies 10 and then we drive over the 11th tee it's a par 3 over the water he takes out an 8-iron and flies it makes a hole-in-one and I look at him and I got my cart and I drove back to my house I was done he went birdie hole and one after shooting 59 I'm like well this is this is ridiculous in 95 in 96 he played practice rounds with the help of certain players Fred Couples and Greg Norman and Jack Nicklaus experience in the golf course he felt prepared to play on the eve of the 97 masters role

Woods

ran into Tim Finchem and told the Commissioner the

Tiger

s gonna win the tournament neurosis he looked at me like I was crazy despite

woods

three wins in 14 career starts as a pro on the PGA Tour his previous two finishes at

Augusta

resulted in a tie for 41st and a missed cut in round one he played with six-time major winner and the defending champion Nick Faldo

Tiger

was a young kid who would have probably appreciated somebody was really loose but Fowler was the opposite he was a little Hogan like you know he could be intimidating...
tiger woods 97 win at augusta remembered
without even trying to be I've never tried gamesmanship on anybody I was head down pit in Kazan goes like I did that with everybody I played with

Tiger

come in the first down hose chemist ocula video and I thought maybe I wouldn't call it nurse but maybe be a little bit unsettled he didn't see much of each other fun now we're in the

woods

we took 40 not what he would have liked a big 40 walking from nine green to 10 P it was like Superman putting on his cape he was really angry you could see it on his face and I had seen

tiger

that way several times especially in US and Championships he played much better when he was angry

Woods

made his first birdie of the day at the 10th hole after a par on 11 he hit his tee shot over the green on the par-3 12 he was looking at a bogey and another bogey at that point would have been too much to recover from in terms of overall score bump-and-run how good is this shooting kicking up the back of 12 and that was basically the start of his career at I say jokingly from there on we didn't see him for dust for about next 12 years for birdies and an eagle on the second nine resulted in a 30 10 shots better than his first nine the overall score 70 for

Tiger

in fourth place one shot behind Paul Azinger who he played with in round 2 he's playing with another former major champion another person who could be intimidating to him not intimidated one bit for me he was just another player I'd still had never seen

Tiger

hit a...
tiger woods 97 win at augusta remembered
shot in my life so I said I'm gonna watch this shot and when he hit it I looked at my caddie and I just was like holy he's the best golfer in the world he's 21 years old and I think that's unbelievable as Paul describes a

tiger

shots carry extra integrity he was so impressed it was like watching Bob Beamon you know from 29 feet it was something transcendent athletically on the first nine of round two wood shot 34 six shots better than the day before after reaching the par-5 13th with an 8-iron he had an eagle putt to take the lead let the record show a little after 5:30 on this Friday for the 11th

Tiger

takes the lead for the first time ever at the Masters I do remember talking to Earl afterwards he did say that once

Tiger

took the lead then he would expand it that's the point where he predicted it was over 27-hole stretch the treasure it's more to it than hitting the long way around there a lot more experience now in major championship golf and he has whether he was throwing down a garland or not

Tiger

took it that way

Tiger

from a young age would use anything that was could be perceived as a slight even if it wasn't meant as a slice as fuel I was trying to get to the born in the world and he was obviously not ranked and I felt what I've got some experience over him at least but we weren't ready I don't think the world was quite aware of what was to transpire he didn't really have a weakness he hit the ball tremendous distances he...
tiger woods 97 win at augusta remembered
had great accuracy he putted really well his short game was phenomenal which as they were leaving the putting green not to go to the first tee on Saturday morning said show Colin Montgomerie who you are and Tire said don't worry I got it I will he was hitting the ball 320 and I was stuck at 270 which was that which was okay in 97 but it was 50 yards behind and there's more about them that I witnessed got rounded off I plated that I hadn't seemed to clear then I realized something was arrived something was different for this fella no chance humanly possible that

Tiger

Woods

is going to lose this tournament he's knowing shelfs clear and I'm sure that'll leave tomorrow having witnessed what I just witnessed it was deflating was deflating for everybody watching it matches mark the largest lead for three rounds

Woods

needed a final round 69 to break Jack Nicklaus and Raymond Floyd's 72-hole scoring record of cue 71 his opponents have never been people his opponents have always been history he always wanted to break every record he always wanted to do things that had never been done I got racing I had a perfection that really has yet to be defined rest up on 17 tee I just kind of thought about army under I was and just on a scoreboard I saw I was 18 and I thought yet my par last two holes I could have that fits from the lyndon baines right away i keep that but that they were it with the fist form worth i have arrived in tears mines he led all of his...
emotions which he was very good at keeping inside but when parole and he enjoyed he kind of met it all out he dug girl after his us ammeter victories but this one was something special they'd been pointing towards it for a long time the thing that always struck me was the almost magical way that he would win at nineteen ninety seven masters he was just magic that whole week so you're doing the fashion that i did it that's just something in there never really adrenals it's kind of nice as i shoulda came to reality

tiger

because he knew he had a gift early on his goal was to make history to have an impact and the greatest impact he could have with winning the Masters