Win No. 1: 1996 Las Vegas Invitational

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  VICTORY NO. 1    previous victory - next victory
DATE
10/06/1996
EVENT
Las Vegas Invitational
COURSES
TPC SUMMERLIN, DESERT INN, LAS VEGAS HILTON CC
WINNING SCORE
-27 (332)
EARNINGS
$ 297,000
TIGER'S AGE
20 Years Old

SYNOPSIS
Six weeks after uttering the now-famous "Hello, world," Tiger Woods won his first tournament as a professional at the Las Vegas Invitational. He found himself eight strokes behind Keith Fergus after the first of five rounds but made up considerable ground with a 63 in the second. He had climbed into the top 10 by the end of 54 holes, then shot a final-round 64 to get into a playoff with Davis Love III, who drove the par-4 15th and made eagle, then birdied No. 16 to tie Woods. Woods, who had played the par 5s on Sunday in 5 under, won with a two-putt par on the first extra hole after Love failed to get up and down from a greenside bunker. "It's been an unbelievable experience. It's just like winning the Amateur, though," Woods said. "I really can't say what it means until I think about it more." Added Love: "As disappointed as I am, I'm that much happy for him. He's a great, great player, and he's great for the TOUR."


TOP TEN LEADERBOARD - Las Vegas Invitational
Pos Player Rnd 1 Rnd 2 Rnd 3 Rnd 4 Rnd 5 Total Strokes To Par
1 Tiger Woods 70 63 68 67 64 332 -27
2 Davis Love III 66 67 64 68 67 332 -27
T3 Mark Calcavecchia 72 67 65 64 65 333 -26
T3 Kelly Gibson 69 69 65 65 65 333 -26
T5 Ronnie Black 64 65 69 66 71 335 -24
T5 Rick Fehr 64 62 69 73 67 335 -24
T5 Dave Stockton, Jr. 67 68 67 64 69 335 -24
T8 Paul Azinger 67 64 70 70 65 336 -23
T8 Fred Couples 66 67 66 67 70 336 -23
T8 Paul Goydos 67 71 66 65 67 336 -23
T8 Phil Mickelson 68 67 68 67 66 336 -23

ROUND 5 SCORECARD - TPC SUMMERLIN
HOLE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 OUT 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 IN TOTAL
PAR 4 4 5 4 3 4 4 3 5 36 4 4 4 5 3 4 5 3 4 36 72
RND 5 3 4 3 4 3 4 4 3 4 32 4 3 4 4 2 4 4 3 4 32 64


ROUND 4 SCORECARD - TPC SUMMERLIN
HOLE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 OUT 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 IN TOTAL
PAR 4 4 5 4 3 4 4 3 5 36 4 4 4 5 3 4 5 3 4 36 72
RND 4 4 3 4 4 3 5 3 3 4 33 4 4 4 5 3 4 3 3 4 34 67


ROUND 3 SCORECARD - DESERT INN
HOLE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 OUT 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 IN TOTAL
PAR 5 4 4 3 5 4 3 4 4 36 5 3 4 4 4 5 3 4 4 36 72
RND 3 3 3 4 3 4 3 3 4 4 31 5 3 4 4 4 5 3 5 4 37 68


ROUND 2 SCORECARD - TPC SUMMERLIN
HOLE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 OUT 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 IN TOTAL
PAR 4 4 5 4 3 4 4 3 5 36 4 4 4 5 3 4 5 3 4 36 72
RND 2 3 3 3 4 3 4 3 3 4 30 3 3 3 5 3 3 6 3 4 33 63


ROUND 1 SCORECARD - LAS VEGAS HILTON CC
HOLE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 OUT 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 IN TOTAL
PAR 5 4 3 5 4 4 4 3 4 36 4 3 4 4 3 5 3 4 5 35 71
RND 1 4 4 3 4 4 5 3 3 4 34 4 3 4 5 3 4 4 4 5 36 70


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