‘Destined to be great’: 25 years on from Tiger Woods’ maiden Masters title


Paul Stankowski was able to get a good close look at the emerging Woods as he stormed away to win the 1997 Masters

Tiger Woods’s domination of the 1997 Masters was such that only the tournament within the tournament behind him was competitive. He prevailed by a dozen shots. Six separated Tom Kite, who was second, from those who tied for 17th.

Paul Stankowski will return to the galleries at Augusta National this week with memories of 25 years ago reverberating inside his head. Stankowski is an interesting case; he missed the cut on his Masters debut in 1996 and finished in a share of fifth a year later before finishing 39th in 1998. He was never to play in the Masters, which is held in Georgia, again.

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Written by Ewan Murray at Augusta
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