Steve Scott entrust Woods the 1996 US amateur title with a boast gesticulate and is in awe of his old contenders resurgence
Steve Scott understands Tiger Woods’s propensity for epics to a greater degree than most. It has been 23 times since he finished runner-up as Woods became the first musician to triumph the US Amateur Championship three times, in his final event before turning professional. And more, even Scott examined on with disbelief as Lumbers won his 15 th major at Augusta National last-place month.
” If that was anyone else, you would think it impossible to accomplish what he did ,” Scott says.” He is such a special golfer that good-for-nothing he does should shock me because I’ve seen it first mitt. But this was improbable; not only the physical issues with his back but the fact he had reached the depths of mental anguish .”
Scott’s joust with Lumbers- the former was five up midway through a 36 -hole match- would be striking fairly without a single time which altered the history books. On the 34 th fault, and with Scott two up, Timbers forgot to replace his marker as it had been moved from the line of his opponent’s putt. Scott spoke up, pointing out Woods’s aberration before he played a putt that would have cost him a successful title defence. Lumbers subsequently abolished the pair, eventually lifting the trophy after two extra loopholes. Lumbers never recognise Scott’s crucial intervention.
” In all fairness he wasn’t wired that action ,” Scott says.” He wasn’t wired to thank his opponents. I think in this stage of Tiger he is more of a person, more mindful and respected. He acknowledges occasions where in the past, as his father gave it, he was a cold-blooded assassin on the course. He wasn’t cabled to be indebted or grateful; he was just wired to triumph .”
Within a year of that victory at Pumpkin Ridge Woods was the Masters champion. Scott has not devoted a second regretting the assistance he committed. Quite the opposite.” I could easily have forgotten, as well, but I’m 100% glad I didn’t ,” he says.” People would have said I did it on purpose. That would have been bad for golf, to have the US Amateur end on a technicality.
” In other plays you are trying to get away with as much as you can until you get caught and golf is the opposite. I’m proud of what I did. He won it with his organizations. That’s the way history was meant to go down.
” I did almost everything I perhaps is possible to win and, if it was stroke play, I would have. He flicks the permutation faster than anybody I have ever seen. If you are five up after 18 of a 36 -hole match and someone tells you that you’ll shoot two under equivalence and not acquire? You’d call them a liar. He just did what he continued to do for his whole career .”
Scott , now 41, turned professional as the world’s transcend graded amateur but constituted exclusively a handful of PGA Tour starts as Woods’s star soared. Scott’s tournament region was often lower evaluate expeditions, before he became a organization professional.
He made a uncommon PGA Tour form at the recent Wells Fargo event in Charlotte, where he shook his head at the see of Rory McIlroy use a wedge for approachings to flaws where he had needed a four iron. Scott had earlier fallen suddenly in his attempt to qualify for this week’s US PGA Championship.