GOLF MAGAZINE said of the match. And almost from the start, Woods both played and acted as if he were. At the Amateur the low 64 players after two rounds of medal play qualify for match play. Woods was the medalist, with a 69-67-136, and then he made a tough-minded decision by benching his caddie, sports psychologist Jay Brunza, who had carried his bag in each of his five previous USGA victories. He replaced Brunza with his best friend since boyhood, Bryon Bell.
The change caused no consternation in the Woods camp. In fact, after Woodss first-round victory over J. Manning, Woods, Bell and Brunza made a nostalgic visit to nearby Waverly Country Club, where Woods won his third Junior, in 93.Tiger decided I could better help him from outside the ropes. Bryon clubs Tiger better than I do. I trust Tigers judgment about what he needs to win. Woods had no significant problems until the championships 18-hole semifinal, when he fell 2 down after four holes to his Stanford teammate Joel Kribel. But after saving himself from going 3 down at the 10th with a stunning 50-yard up and down out of a bunker, Woods gained confidence while Kribel lost his.
After making two birdies and an eagle on the back nine, Woods won 3 and 1. Winning this Amateur was no small task after he stumbled badly, going 4 down in the opening nine of the 36-hole final against Scott, a pugnacious 19-year-old who this week began his sophomore year at Florida. Nearly 15,000 fansthe biggest gallery at an Amateur since Jones chased down the Grand Slam at Merion in Philadelphia in 1930saw Woods relentlessly light back from what grew into a five-hole deficit with 16 to play. Woods hit 28 of the last 29 greens in regulation. During the afternoon 18, when Scott shot what would have been a solid two-under-par 70 in medal play, Woods caught him with a bogeyless 65, the low round in a championship that had begun seven days earlier with 312 competitors.
Tellingly, so focused was Woods on his prey that he had no idea until after the match that his score had been so low. Given the circumstances, he said, this has to be the best Ive ever played. Many golf historians feel that this was the greatest modern amateur match since Jack Nicholass win in 1959. The item "1996 Scotty Cameron Putter U. Amateur Champion Tiger Woods NEW" is in sale since Thursday, July 18, 2019.
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