28 Aug '16, 2pm

'Hello, World:' Tiger Woods turned professional 20 years ago today

'Hello, World:' Tiger Woods turned professional 20 years ago today

Twenty years ago, Tiger Woods uttered those famed words announcing his professional debut at the 1996 Greater Milwaukee Open. "I guess, hello, world," Woods, then 20, said to flashing cameras. 2015-16 has been a time of celebrating a myriad of Tiger-related anniversaries -- Woods' 40th birthday, his claret jug wins at St. Andrews, his third consecutive U.S. Amateur Championship rally against Steve Scott -- but none are so succinctly summed up as Woods' Milwaukee press conference to kick off his illustrious and infamous professional career. ''If I had shot 88, I'm not sure I would have turned pro," Woods said, indicating how seriously he thought about his decision to wait until after the U.S. Amateur. "That wasn't the case. I finished medalist, which was awfully good, I think." (MORE: Tiger Woods Will Be Back 'In the Future') Woods hasn't competed professionally since the 2...

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