Throwback Thursday: Tiger Wins His First Green Jacket
If you haven’t heard (or read or seen), Tiger Woods got his groove back. Following a series of physical, mental and emotional setbacks, many wondered, quiet loudly, whether Woods would ever be the golfer he once was. This past weekend at Firestone confirmed that he’s still near the top of the pack if not at the forefront of the sport — still. Despite a career filled with major victories, impressive streaks and, at one point, a general feeling of invincibility, no win better captured Woods’ greatness than his very first Major championship at the 1997 Masters. Not only did he become the youngest winner at the Masters in tournament history but he did so while obliterating his nearest competitor by 12 strokes. Some claim to have witnessed Tiger mature from being a cub into being the undeniable king of the golf kingdom that day. As Tiger evolves into a new stage in his career, the sports world will be anxiously awaiting to see how these ongoing changes impact Woods’ legacy.