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To Stanford's defending NCAA champs, Tiger Woods was just a freshman

Originally Published: April 2, 2001
By Jeff Bradley | ESPN The Magazine

This story appeared in ESPN The Magazine's April 2, 2001, issue. Subscribe today!

SIX AUGUSTA SPRINGS AGO, the golf world held its breath as 19-year-old Tiger Woods, a Stanford freshman and the most heralded prodigy in the sport's history, teed up for the first time at The Masters. The scores he recorded that week -- 72-72-77-72 -- while not exactly dazzling, were good enough to win the sterling silver cup awarded each year to the tournament's low amateur. Woods finished ...

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