His father introduced him to golf at the age of 2, and from this early age, he was recognized as a golf prodigy. Tiger appeared on the Mike Douglas Show to showcase his skills in 1978 and progressed in the sport of golf as his father tutored him. He won the 9-10 age group at age 8 in 1982 for the Junior World Golf Championships, and won this tournament an overall amount of six times. He won many tournaments at a young age, some of which include the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship, and the U.S.
He shot a 51 on the first nine holes he ever played. (2) At the age of 13, he broke 70 and held a three handicap. (2) Tutored by club pro Jack Grout, Nicklaus showed real Page 1 potential early on for tournament play and he dominated local and national junior golf events as well as going on to capture two U.S. Amateur Championships in 1959 and 1961. (1) By the time he turned pro in November, 1961, he had established himself as the country's greatest amateur golfer while at the same time giving the professionals a scare.
At age seventeen he competed in his first U.S. Open and at eighteen he played in his first PGA tour event. He attended Ohio State University, not because of basketball, but because of golf. While at Ohio State he won the U.S. amateur tournament twice, and the NCAA championship. Also during his Ohio State stay he played in many majors and having not won any, he finished in the top ten every time except for one where he finished thirteenth, and we have to remember this is while he was stil... ... middle of paper ... ...tte) Jack’s influence on his kids is so great his son said something like that about him! Wow, that’s amazing.
Then he decided to move out of junior tournaments and start playing in national amateur tournaments. He became very successful there too, winning the 2009 and 2011 U.S. Amateur, joining only Tiger Woods on the list of multiple time winners. In 2010, he was invited to the HP Byron Nelson and became the sixth-youngest golfer to make the cut at a PGA Tour event. Then, in 2012, he was invited to the U.S. Open after Brandt Snedeker withdrew.
Tiger won the 1991, 1992, and 1993 U.S Junior Amateur championships. When winning his third he brought out a record attendance of over 15,000 spectators. Woods was also the first African- American to win the U.S Juniors. He quotes " when I am up at the tee all I think about is where I want my ball to go". During this whole time Tiger attended Stanford college and maintained straight A's in his sophomore year.
Tiger Woods The Makings Of A Champion Tim Rosaforte, who is a senior writer for Sports Illustrated, writes this book, which is 240 pages and is based on Tiger Woods development from toddler to PGA Champion. Tim has known Tiger since 1990 where he witnessed Tiger at age 10 winning a National Tournament in Florida. Tim shows his knowledge in the game of golf by telling us the reader about Tiger’s tournaments and quotes from Tiger and his father Earl about his play. Tim has also written another book called Heartbreak Hill, which is also based on golf that I have not read yet. I think Tim showed his good writing abilities in this book and it showed because it almost seemed like you were right there with him watching this amazing young golfer which has progressed to the best golfer in the world.
Junior Amateur Championships in 1991, 1992, and 1993, and the U.S. Amateur title in 1994, 1995, and 1996—and two years at Stanford University, where he won the NCAA title, Woods turned pro in the summer of 1996. His potential seemed unlimited, especially when he won 2 titles and finished in the top 10 five times out of his first 8 Professional Golf Association tour events. In 1997, at the age of 21, Woods became the youngest player ever to win the Masters (by the largest margin in a major championship in this century), and the first person of African or Asian descent to win a major golf championship. That year, his first full year on the tour, Woods was chosen as the Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year and ESPN Male Athlete of the Year and became the youngest player ever to hold the No.
He chose to attend nearby Memphis State (now the University of Memphis) but had to sit out 1990-91 in order to become academically eligible. Hardaway, who achieved a 3.4 cumulative grade point average in college, ripped up the Great Midwestern Conference for two seasons. As a junior in 1992-93 he averaged 22.8 points, 8.5 rebounds, and 6.4 assists; shot .477 from the field; recorded 2 triple-doubles; and set a school single-season record for points with 729. He was named conference Player of the Year, a First-Team All-American, and a finalist for the Naismith and Wooden Awards. The Orlando Magic, who had secured Shaquille O'Neal with the No.
The part African American, part Asian golfer was born December 31, 1975 in Orange County California to Earl and Kultida Woods. Earl Woods introduced him to the game almost immediately, and by the age of two he was already a star, appearing on “CBS News” and the “Mike Douglas Show”, putting with the legendary Bob Hope. The next year he shot a 48 for nine holes at the Navy Golf Club in Cypress, California. ... ... middle of paper ... ...4-G8. “Is Tiger Woods the Greatest Golfer Ever?” http://www.standrewsgolf.ws/tiger-woods 2000.
You can always pencil Mike in as the starting guard for the all-star game (13 appearances in 1985 and from 1987-1993, 1997-1998 and again in 2002). He started for the ninth time in 1997, as the first player EVER to receive more that 2 million votes. In the 1997 Game he became the first player ever to record a triple double in the all-star game with 14 points, 11 rebounds and 11 asssists. Jordan was not named MVP that year (Glen Rice received that honor), but he did win the Game's MVP award in 1988 after scoring 40 points and again in 1996. Jordan was once again elected to start (10th time in 12 appearances) in 1998 after leading the eastern conference in voting.