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Masters: Tiger Woods’ first major – from mixing with stars to Monday history class

Tiger Woods was underwhelmed by his first glimpse of Augusta National.

his month marks the anniversary of Tiger Woods’ victory at the 2019 Masters, ending his 11-year wait to claim a 15th major title. BBC Sport charts the American’s journey to his first major appearance in 1995, in an updated article first published in April 2019.

And you can watch Woods’ victory in a special programme – The Masters 2019: Tiger Roars Again (Sunday 12 April, 17:00 BST, BBC Two)

The unmistakable canopy of blooming Magnolia trees that guides golf’s finest names along the 300-metre driveway to the Founders Circle and iconic clubhouse failed to capture his imagination.

“Magnolia Lane, is that it?” a 19-year-old Woods asked reporters. “It was a pretty short drive. From what everyone says, it’s majestic.”





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