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Golf Australia Express : GA Express 255
T IGER Woods ended his amateur career by winning one of the most dramatic matches in the history of the US Amateur. Down by five holes with 16 to play, the 20-year- old Stanford student surged throughout the afternoon round to claim the title and become the first player to win three consecutive US Amateur championships. Steve Scott was en route to a major upset at Oregon’s Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club but Woods rallied to be trailing by two with three holes left. He then birdied the 16th and 17th holes, the second of those coming courtesy of a 30-foot putt. The match finished square and the pair went into a playoff, which Woods won at the second extra hole with a par. “This is by far the best," Woods said after his win. “By far. Thirty-eight holes, the comeback; it's just an unbelievable feeling for me.” Woods’ three-peat at the US Amateur followed his three consecutive US Junior Amateur titles – a feat that has never been equalled. After Woods’ historic victory, the acclaimed golf writer Jaime Diaz wrote: Even with his unprecedented three consecutive victories in the Amateur—the latest attained in a heart-stopping 38th-hole win at Pumpkin Ridge near Portland over an unyielding Steve Scott— the 20-year-old Woods is a long way from making a serious dent in the record of Jack Nicklaus, who has won 18 professional majors along with two Amateurs. But not even Nicklaus's career got off to a better start and, Lord, does Woods know how to finish. As history has shown since, yes he does. E it happened this week in... 1996 • Tony Lockett is found not guilty on a striking charge and is given the all-clear to play for the Sydney Swans in the last round of the season. • Phil Mickelson birdies two of the last three holes to win the World Series of Golf – his fourth victory of the year. • The hijacking of a Sudanese Airways plane carrying 199 passengers ends peacefully at London’s Stansted Airport. The Iraqi hijackers were arrested. Also making news this week in 1996 TIGER'S AWESOME AMATEUR VIDEO: TIGER’S US AMATEUR HIGHLIGHTS – WORDS BY BRENDAN JAMES
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