Over the intervening 20 years, he’s set records on the course and off it with his prodigious talent and immense marketability.
And it’s over the greens and fairways of Augusta National that the now 40-year-old Woods has cemented his legacy.
Of his 14 major triumphs, four have come at the iconic course.
Although he won’t be gracing this year’s tournament — the second time in three years Woods has missed the Masters — his presence is always felt when the year’s first major comes around.
As he prepares to enter his third decade as a pro athlete, CNN reporters recall the times they met one of the history’s most fascinating sportsmen.
1997, Atlantic City – Gary Tuchman
Woods’ first major triumph…