I remember the first time I saw Tiger Woods swing a golf club. I was a snot-nosed sixth-grader who had as much interest in golf as I did in the Quadratic Equation, but my dad told me one humid afternoon to watch some golf with him. It wasn't a professional event, but this kid, the one he kept talking about, had something nobody else did. At just 17, he was a man amongst boys, and he showed it by winning his third U.S. Amateur in a row.
Still to this day I think about that feat. Tiger winning three amateurs after winning three U.S. Junior Amateurs in a row. He went six-for-six with the USGA before he decided to turn pro. He wasn't a golfer, he was a legend, and even in sixth grade I knew that. I could tell by his swing and his swagger and his dominance over his opponents. They didn't want to be there, but he sure did.
The rest is history with Tiger. He won the Masters by what seemed like a hundred strokes. He went through some swing changes only to come back stronger and more dominant.Read More »from Tiger Woods, and the legacy he will leave