Tiger Essay, Research Paper
On December 30, 1975, a star was born. Eldrick Tiger Woods grew up in Cypress, CA, 35 miles southeast of Los Angeles. Before he was a year old, golf had already grabbed him. At the age of six months, he watched and imitated his father, Earl Woods, hit golf balls into a net. When he was the young age of two, he was featured on The Mike Douglas Show hitting and putting with Bob Hope. At the age of three, he was shooting a 48 for nine holes, a score better than a lot of weekend golfers. By this point, it was probably obvious this point destined him destined for greatness.
Golf Digest, the number 1 golf magazine had featured Tiger s game when he was only five. He won the Optimist International Tournament six times at the ages of 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, and 15.
Tiger first played in a professional tournament, the Nissan Los Angeles Open, in 1992 when he was only 16. He made the 36-hole cut of the Nissan Los Angeles Open and played in three more PGA events in 1993. He tied for 34th place in the 94 Johnny Walker Asian Classic in Thailand.
In 1994, he entered Stanford University. He won 10 collegiate titles including the NCAA title. He represented the US in the 1994 World Amateur Team Championships in France and the 1995 Walker Cup Match in Wales.
In 1995, Tiger made the 36-hole cuts in the Masters and the British Open. He was entered in the US Open, but because of a wrist injury, he had to withdraw from competition. In the 96 British Open, he posted a score of 281 to tie the record of lowest score by an amateur in the tournament. His second round as a 66, the lowest ever by an amateur in the British Open.
Woods played his first tournament as a professional in 1996 at the Greater Milwaukee Open. With only seven events left in the year, Woods barely had any time to be placed within the top 125 money winners to get his card.
And he did. He won two tournaments and was placed in the top 30 money winners, qualifying for the Tour Championship. He finished 25th making nearly $800,000.
Since then, he s been history in the making. He is now number in almost all categories including total driving, strokes per round, and money earned. He is well on his way to being the best golfer the game has ever seen. Will he be known as the greatest ever? Only time will tell.