Earl was a single-digit handicap amateur golfer who also was one of the earliest African-American college.
A look back at the amateur career of arguably the greatest player of all-time Tiger Woods.
Steve Scott handed Woods the 1996 US amateur title with a sporting gesture and is in awe of his old rival's resurgence.
At age 19, Tiger Woods became the ninth player to win back-to-back Amateur championships when he defeated Buddy Marucci on August 27th.
This story on Tiger Woods' win at the 1996 U.S. Amateur first appeared in the Sept. 2, 1996, issue of Sports Illustrated. Long odds are still.