Preparing for His 15th Masters, Woods Embraces Memories of 1997

AUGUSTA, Ga. — A dozen years ago, Tiger Woods walked into the same Masters news conference room, his eyes alighting on a familiar face in the gallery.
“Hi, Pops,” he said. “What are you doing here?”
Earl Woods replied after a pregnant pause, “I could ask you the same thing after that opening nine holes today.”
And the father laughed and his 21-year-old son flashed a shy grin that has since become the broad smile known worldwide.

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4/7/09