Tiger 10 years ago

1 of 5 Phil Sheldon / Golf Picture Library
10 years ago: A Tiger is born While it's hard to remember the Masters without Tiger Woods, here, from the pages of our sister publication Sports Illustrated, is a decade-old snapshot of something you'll never forget: the nail-biting quiet before Tiger's first Masters as a professional in 1997, and the aftereffect of the most dominating performance ever seen up to that time in a major championship.
2 of 5 Phil Sheldon / Golf Picture Library
Tiger walks toward the fairway as thousands of fans look on during his first Masters appearance in 1997.
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Tiger tees off on the third hole.
4 of 5 Robert Beck / Sports Illustrated
Woods shot 18-under-par, the lowest score in tournament history, to win the Masters by 12 shots.
5 of 5 Bob Martin / Sports Illustrated
Tiger hugs his father, Earl, after Sunday play as fans and media watch at Augusta National.