Name: Eldrick "Tiger" Woods.
Born: December 30, 1975.
Height:6 foot, 2 inches
High School: Western High School
College: Two years at Stanford University
Turned Pro: August 27, 1996
Major Amateur Titles: U.S. Amateur champion, 1994, 1995 and 1996; NCAA champion, 1996; U.S. Junior Amateur champion, 1991, 1992 and 1993.
Upon joining the PGA TOUR, Woods played in eight official events in 1996, earning $790,594 and finishing 25th on the money list. He won the Las Vegas Invitational and Disney/Oldsmobile Classic. He won $934, 244 worldwide in 11 tournaments
He was the first player since Robert Gamez in 1990 to win two tournaments in his first year on the PGA TOUR, and the first player since Curtis Strange in 1982 to record five consecutive top-five finishes.
'Sports Illustrated' selected Woods as 1996 Sportsman of the Year.
In 1991, at age 15, Woods was the youngest-ever winner of the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship. He became the first to win that title twice in 1992 and won for a third time in 1993. At age 18, in 1994, he was the youngest-ever winner of the U.S. Amateur, rallying from six holes behind with the greatest comeback in the history of the event. He won the U.S. Amateur for the second time in 1995.
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