Build-up to Pro Debut

Tiger wins third straight U.S. Amateur motivating him to turn professional

Woods wins third straight U.S. Amateur
Woods wins third straight U.S. Amateur

Unbelievable, but that is what I used to say about Nicklaus.

Johnny Miller on Tiger’s third straight U.S. Amateur title, 1996

Tiger on his decision to leave college for the pros
Tiger on his decision to leave college for the pros

Tiger Woods reminds me of what Jack Nicklaus was back in 1962, when Jack came on the scene.

Tom Watson, 1996

Most celebrated youngster in the history of the game
Most celebrated youngster in the history of the game

TIGER'S SUPPORT SYSTEM

Tiger Woods wasn't alone when he arrived at the 1996 Greater Milwaukee Open. His mother, father and swing coach were there for every shot throughout the week.

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Earl Woods was Tiger’s father, best friend and most prominent role model.
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Kultida Woods is Tiger’s mother and the reason he wears red on Sundays. She thinks it’s his power color.
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Butch Harmon was Tiger’s golf coach from 1993-2004.
Tiger Woods full press conference
Tiger Woods full press conference
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