This Day In Sports History (August 27th) — Steve Francis
This Day In Sports History (August 28th) — Tiger Woods
It was on this day in 1994 that Tiger Woods won the United States Amateur Golf Championship. It was the first of three consecutive US Amateur Golf Championship titles for Tiger.
Woods recorded his first US Amateur Championship at the tender age of 18, as he defeated Trip Kuehne in the final at TPC Sawgrass by two strokes. Tiger would go on to win the following two US Amateur Championships at Newport Country Club and Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club, becoming the first golfer to win the tournament in three consecutive years.
In August 1996, Woods turned professional and would go on to win the professional US Open three times (2000, 2002, 2008). He would also win the Masters four times, the PGA Championship four times, and the British Open three times, cementing his legacy as one of the greatest golfers ever.
Here is a look at Tiger winning his third consecutive US Amateur Championship.
Thiago Motta, Soccer – Born on August 28, 1982 (age 31) in São Bernardo do Campo, Brazil
Eric Lindros, NHL – Born on August 28, 1973 (age 40) in London, Ontario
Pierre Turgeon, NHL – Born on August 28, 1969 (age 44) in Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec