Witness: Arnold Palmer Tournament host

Dec. 18, 2000
Dec. 18, 2000

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Dec. 18, 2000

Sportsman Of The Year

Witness: Arnold Palmer Tournament host

EVENT: Bay Hill Invitational, Bay Hill Club and Lodge, Orlando
DATE: March 19

This is an article from the Dec. 18, 2000 issue

"Tiger was playing in the last group, with Davis Love III. Davis
started the round two strokes behind him. On the 4th hole Davis
nailed a drive and was 50 yards short of Tiger--and Davis drives
the ball great. I can't get inside Davis's head, but I know what
that would have been like for me: devastating.

"After just a few holes Tiger had a four-stroke lead. That's
when he started playing a U.S. Open-style round. He hit a lot of
irons off tees. He hit it to the safe parts of greens. He took
the water, the rough, the bunkers--all the trouble--out of play.
He made the win look so easy. It reminded me of what Jack
Nicklaus would have done in that same situation.

I could never play that way myself. I always had to go at it a
little stronger. That's Tiger's biggest strength: He can play in
Jack's style, waiting for his chances, and he can play in my
style, attacking all the time. That's some combination."


PGA Championships consecutively won by Woods--a feat not
accomplished since the event went to stroke play in '58.