WOODS HISTORIC PERFORMANCE LEADS TO QUESTIONS ON HIS FUTURE
Published August 26, 1996
TIGER WOODS won an unprecedented third consecutive U.S. Amateur Championship, in what Larry Dorman of the N.Y. TIMES characterized as "a comeback as dramatic as any in the annals of golf." Dorman notes "all that remains now is a decision on whether" to turn pro (N.Y. TIMES, 8/26). Woods: "I will know better next week what's going on" (S.F. CHRONICLE, 8/26). On ESPN, Dick Schaap called Woods "the most mature 20 year old to ever step on a golf course and maybe on any sporting field" (ESPN, 8/25). CNN's Jaime Diaz said there is a "good possibility" Woods could turn pro as "early as this week's Greater Milwaukee Open" ("Pro Golf Weekly," CNN, 8/25). In Boston, Will McDonough notes Tiger's father, Earl, works for IMG: "Guess who is going to represent Tiger?" (BOSTON GLOBE, 8/24).