Tiger Woods on Being a Black Golfer on the PGA Tour

Aired on 04/24/1997 | CC tv-pg
Legendary golf pro Tiger Woods won his first major tournament, twelve strokes ahead of runner-up Tom Kite, at the 1997 Masters Championship. The margin of victory (as of 2021) is still the largest in the championship's history. Soon after, Tiger sat down with Oprah to discuss his record-shattering win, and how it feels to have his life forever changed by the victory. He says he owes much of his success to his father, Earl Woods, a former Green Beret, who taught him the kind of mental toughness and preparedness that's required to win it all. He also pays homage to Lee Elder, the first African-American to play in the Masters Tournament in 1975, and the countless other Black athletes who paved the way for him.