While it's probably not going to be a round he remembers years from now, it was a very special day for me, and one that I will remember for a very long time. Woods, Tiger's niece, will be chronicling her experiences at the Masters for Back9Network, a partner of USA TODAY Sports.
Sometimes a name can open every conceivable door to success, sometimes it can be a millstone round the bearer’s neck.
To be among the thousands of patrons watching the No.
1 golfer in the world, I was able to see how emotionally invested they were in every single shot. 6, the crowd was almost in unison is saying "yes" and cheering as we all made our way to the seventh tee.
The questioner turned out to be none other than his niece, Cheyenne Woods, who had been given a roving brief that memorable Pennsylvanian week by Back9Network.
After takes by her uncle that were more quintuple than double, Cheyenne got the answer she was hoping for as Tiger dissolved into mirth.
I know they’re all real journalists and I was just getting a feel for it for the first time, but I’m a golfer—I know golf—so I had a bit of confidence in my questions.
Little did she know that the miniature iron had once been wielded by her Uncle Tiger—by then 18 years old, a three-time U. Junior Amateur champion and well on his way to becoming the biggest name in golf.“Neither of my parents played golf, we didn’t know anything about it.At first my mom and I didn’t even know what a driving range was, so we would just go to the local park and hit balls in the grass there.OLD PRO: 14-year-old wows crowd with 73His presence captivated even me as he walked through the patrons, head down, and focused as ever.I've watched my uncle play in a handful of tournaments, but never a major.Regardless of the venue, Tiger's fan base is always enormous.I realized early on that I would have to stay at least one shot ahead if I wanted any chance to actually see him hit a shot.Every minute that passed brought more and more patrons gathered between the clubhouse and the first tee. A path was being cleared from the Augusta National clubhouse with police officers escorting Tiger.I could feel the eagerness of the patrons around me. You could hear a pin drop, it was as if every person in the area had held their breath as Tiger exited the clubhouse and made his way through the crowd to make final his preparations for his tee time.I woke up Thursday morning and couldn't wait to get to Augusta National.Thursday was not just the first round of the Masters, it was the first time I was going to get to follow my uncle Tiger Woods in a major championship.