In '91 Woods, 15, shot 74-70-73-69 to beat Chris Riley by three strokes in the 15-17-year-olds division. It was his first victory at Torrey Pines.
CHRIS RILEY: "I was 17. He was 15. I remember him being really long at that age, 20, 30 yards longer than me. I had a one-shot lead going into the 12th hole and hit a good drive, and he hit a good drive. I had a 3-wood in, and he had a 7-iron! I knew he was pretty special."
TIGER WOODS: "I kicked Riley's butt, are you kidding me? [Smiles] It was me and Riley in the last group. I was one or two back...starting the last day. Tied him at 12. Funniest thing happened on 15. I hit my drive down there. He hit his drive. I'm away, I hit my wedge, and...you think Riley plays fast now?! My ball is in the air still climbing, and you hear [the sound of Riley's swing] 'fwoooop.' That's how it was. We got to 16, the par-3, and I hit my putt up there, and I said, 'I'll finish out.' The next thing you know, I'm over the putt tapping out, and I hear 'click' [as Riley hits his own putt]. I tap it in and pull it out of the hole real quick. That was a fun day."