Today in Sports History: August 27

By Brandon Zhu

On this day in 1995, Tiger Woods’ won the 95th U.S. Golf Amateur Championship. This was actually Woods’ second year claiming the title, as he had won it in the previous year. The golfing legend would go on to win the title in 1996, becoming the first and only player to win three consecutive Amateur titles. Most golf fans view Tiger as one of the most successful athletes of all time, but his promising career started at a much younger age. Tiger Woods was a golf prodigy. At the age of three, Tiger shot a score of 48 over nine holes at the Navy Golf Course in Cypress, California. By the  age of 12, Woods was shooting under 70 on regulation golf courses. Tiger Woods would go on to turn pro at age 20, win his first major at age 21, and became the youngest golfer to achieve the career grand slam at age 24. Last year at age 43, Woods’ won the Masters Tournament for the fifth time in his illustrious career. One can only imagine what Tiger Woods’ might accomplish at the “ripe” age of 44.

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