In what would have been the weekend of the Masters, we’re taking a look back at Tiger Woods’ iconic 1997 victory in his first major tournament as a professional.
Woods came into Augusta as one of the favorites, but a rocky start over the first nine holes had the 21 year old on rocky footing. After shooting a 30 on the back nine to get him 70 in the opening round, Woods was back in contention. That evening, he and his housemates made a quick stop at Arby’s in what would become a nightly ritual.
“So my friends were there in town and we were just hungry and let’s drive through Arby’s. Every night,” Woods told USA Today.
“Once you get hot, now it’s become a routine.” Tiger Woods
Fueled by a nightly dose of Arby’s, Woods proceeded to shoot 66 and 65 in the following rounds, respectively. He finished off his epic performance by putting together a final-round 69 to become the first black golfer to win the tournament. He also broke or set a whopping 27 Masters records, including the lowest 72-hole score to become the youngest champion ever.
Watch below to relive the entire final round of the tournament broadcast: