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Often there are instances when sportspersons and fans have been in awe of Tiger Woods and his great golfing career. The 82-time PGA Tour winner has a significant name in the golf circuit because he has broken several records.

Recently another talented golfer shared a great story about Mr. T from one of the events that Woods played in after becoming a pro. In a conversation with Sharpside Golf, Mark Brooks opened up about an incident from the 1996 tournament. Let’s have a look at what he has to say.

Mark Brooks praises Tiger Woods for the 1996 event

Mark, who has won seven times on the PGA tour has recently opened up about a tournament back from the year 1996. The 62-year-old golfer got into a conversation wherein he revealed the moment when he realized how special Tiger Woods is.

The Sharside Golf shared the Instagram video of the American professional golfer with the caption, “Tiger was just simply built different. Great story by Mark Brooks talking about the moment he knew Tiger was special.” Brooks reveals an incident from when he was playing along with Woods on the greens. The temperature at that time was 50 degrees in November. Woods had 274 yards to the hole on the 5th hole, par 5. The 1996 PGA Tour Winner had shot around 30 yards behind Woods and he had 90 yards left for the 3rd hole.

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Later, Brooks went down to the greens and was surprised to see that the 3x US Open title winner was waiting over there. Brooks asked his caddie why Woods was waiting, to which, his caddie replied that the 47-year-old golfer was waiting to shoot the balata ball in the best way possible. The caddie also said, “Maybe he’ll make some noise.”

Surprisingly, Woods accomplished it in such a way that the ball was four steps behind the stick. The grass was then cleared and the result came in where they got to know the ball hit 278 yards instead of 274. “And it was like, case closed,” concluded Brooks.

A look at Tiger Woods’s amazing career

Woods has always performed his best on his professional tour. He has 82 PGA tour victories, including 15 major wins to his name. If we talk about the Open Championship, he has won three times before in 2000, 2005, and 2006.

However, due to his 2021 car crash incident and 2023 ankle surgery, he has not been active lately. Hence, this year, he is not taking part in the Open Championship. This left his fans disappointed for not getting to see him at the Royal Liverpool Golf Course.

All in all, the incident shared by Brooks indeed reveals why Tiger Woods is considered GOAT. What do you think about the 1996 story shared by Brooks? Do let us know in the comments.