If Tiger Woods played tennis ...

Updated: August 22, 2006, 7:05 PM ET
By Jason Sobel | ESPN.com

MEDINAH, Ill. -- It is the autumn of '76. In a modest house on the outskirts of Los Angeles, Earl Woods bounces baby son Eldrick on his lap. The youngster won't sit still, can't sit still. Dad knows the trick. He places the boy he calls Tiger into a highchair and convenes to the garage in search of a new toy.

The golf clubs, the golf clubs ... where did he put them? Must have left 'em at the club again. No matter. Earl pulls a wooden tennis racquet from a duffle bag and returns to the living ...

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