Woods proved quick study in match play

Originally Published: February 24, 2009
By Jason Sobel | ESPN.com

He doesn't tell the story very often, so listen up and take notice.

It was about 20 years ago when Tiger Woods was first introduced to golf's original format of match play, born centuries earlier in the fields of Scotland. Competing in the Southern California Junior Match Play against an older kid named James Mohon, the teen phenom was so focused on his score that he didn't realize the dramatic conclusion hadn't turned in his favor.

"I shot 69 that day. Got to the 18th ...

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