This Day In Sports History (February 26) — Babe Ruth Sold to the Braves
This Day In Sports History (February 27th) — Tiger Woods
It was on this day in 1992 that Tiger Woods became the youngest golfer to participate in a PGA Tour event in 35 years. At the time, Tiger was only 16-year-old when he participated in the Nissan Los Angeles Open.
Tiger was already making waves around the golf world when he stepped onto the course at the Riviera Country Club. Unfortunately, he failed to make the cut, but that didn’t stop him from earning the Golf Digest Amateur Player of the Year, Golf World Player of the Year, and Golfweek National Amateur of the Year awards during that same season.
Tiger would go on to turn pro in August 1996, and less than one year later we would win his first ever major, the 1997 Masters. Fifteen years later Tiger has compiled an impressive 14 major championships, 12 PGA Player of the Year awards, two FedEx Cup Championships, and he has led the PGA Tour in earnings 11 times.
Here are some highlights of Tiger Woods at the 1997 Masters.
Devin Harris, NBA -Born on February 27, 1983 (age 31) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Tony Gonzalez, NFL – Born on February 27, 1976 (age 38) in Torrance, California
James Worthy, NBA – Born on February 27, 1961 (age 53) in Gastonia, North Carolina