Wednesday, July 11, 2012
ESPYS Interview Series: Tiger Woods
For the 20th ESPYS, ESPN has selected the 20 greatest sports moments of the past 20 years. At No. 7 is Tiger Woods' captivating performance at the Masters in 1997. Woods was just 21 years old when his 4-foot putt sealed the most dominant performance in Masters history. Woods recently spoke with ESPN.com about this moment and more.
You've won 14 majors and notched 73 PGA Tour victories. Which one of those wins was the most memorable for you?
Probably either the 2008 U.S. Open or the 1997 Masters. The Masters was my first major and it was a special year for me and my pop. He had had a heart attack in 1996 and the doctors told him not to go to Augusta, but he said I'm going to watch my son play. He gave me a putting lesson Wednesday night and it was one of the best putting tournaments I've ever had. That bear hug at the end meant a lot to both of us.
In 2000, you won an ESPY for Best Male Athlete. You won the same award three straight years. Describe that moment and what it meant to you to be honored.
It meant a lot because the fans voted for me. They've supported me since I turned professional and I appreciate it. It was special to win it once, and three times was pretty amazing.