30 Mar '17, 12pm

'We were watching greatness': An oral history of the 1997 Masters

For all the feeling that the golf world had shifted when a 20-year-old Tiger Woods won in Las Vegas in his fifth start as a professional, the real metamorphisis was still to come. He won two weeks later in Orlando, and despite playing in only seven events, qualified for the Tour Championship and was named PGA Tour Rookie of the Year. In December 1996 he was named SI Sportsman of the Year. A month later he won the Mercedes Championships, his third victory in nine starts. When he rolled into Augusta, Ga., for the Masters in April 1997, Woods had done everything a young golfer can—everything except contend in a major. Here, as recalled by 34 eyewitnesses, including Woods himself, is how that historic week unfolded, and why it will never be forgotten.

Full article: http://www.golf.com/tour-news/2017/03/29/1997-masters-ora...

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