Woods, Tiger

Popular name of Eldrick Woods, a golfer who in 1997 set three Masters tournament records: he won by the fewest strokes ever (18-under-par 270 for four rounds), beat the runner-up by twelve strokes, and became at twenty-one the youngest man ever to win. He then went on to win many other titles in a sport traditionally dominated by whites.

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