Tiger Woods’ historic three-peat at the U.S. Amateur golf tournament concluded this week with a dramatic front nine finish at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club in North Carolina, site of LIV’s final major championship on Sunday. The victory gave Tiger his first top ten finish since 2012 and solidified his place as one of the best amateurs to play the game.,

Tiger Woods’ Historic U.S. Amateur 3-Peat Concluded at Pumpkin Ridge, Site of This Week’s LIV Golf Event. The event was a three-day tournament that started on Monday and concluded on Wednesday. Tiger Woods won the event with a score of 6 over par, finishing ahead of Patrick Cantlay by one stroke. Read more in detail here: golf tournament.

It seems that Tiger Woods, an 82-time PGA Tour champion, won’t ever tee it up in the new Saudi-backed series if the rumors that he rejected down over a billion dollars to join LIV Golf are true. The man is already a billionaire, so it goes without saying that he has no need of the funds. Of course, none of these PGA Tour jumpers—Phil Mickelson, Dustin Johnson, or any other—seemed to need the money.

However, it is not the purpose of this particular digression.

No, this week’s LIV Golf competition will be held at the Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club in a suburb of Portland, Oregon. Although Pumpkin Ridge has never played home to a men’s professional tournament of this caliber, it has often held the season-ending Korn Ferry Tour event. In 1997 and 2003, it also served as the venue for the U.S. Women’s Open.

As a result, Pumpkin Ridge has seen a great amount of golf history, including one of Tiger Woods’ significant victories. At least one of the numerous significant amateur victories that the 15-time major champion has.

As the two-time reigning champion, Woods entered the 1996 U.S. Amateur at Pumpkin Ridge. And when history was at stake, Tiger dramatically delivered.

At Pumpkin Ridge, the location of this week’s LIV Golf tournament, Tiger Woods won the U.S. Amateur championship for a record third consecutive time.

Tiger Woods during the 1996 U.S. Amateur at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club Tiger Woods evaluates his shot at Pumpkin Ridge during the 1996 U.S. Amateur Championship | J.D. Cuban / Allsport

Tiger Woods’ last competition before becoming pro was the 1996 U.S. Amateur, therefore an estimated 65,000 spectators came to Pumpkin Ridge that week to see Woods try to break a tournament record.

Tiger advanced through the bracket and was matched up against University of Florida senior Steve Scott in the 36-hole championship match. Steve Scott had the potential to become the first golfer to ever win three consecutive U.S. Amateur championships.

Although Scott started out well and quickly built a commanding 5-up lead over an ice-cold Woods, who spent the break between the two rounds with Butch Harmon, Scott was a significant underdog against the two-time champion. The two plainly resolved their differences.

Tiger won holes three through five to trim Scott’s advantage to two up after the two players tied the first two holes of the second 18. But Scott persevered and held onto his 2-up advantage all the way to the 16th hole. Scott hit a 10-footer for par after requesting Tiger to relocate his ball mark since it was in his path.

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Woods had a six-foot birdie putt on the same line, but almost failed to reset his mark before putting. Had he done so, Woods would have dropped the hole and the game.

But in a classy move, Scott told his adversary that he had shifted his mark. To tie the game again, Tiger changed the mark, made the putt to win the hole, and then won the next hole as well. The two split the 18 to force extra holes in the match.

On the first extra hole, Scott hit a crucial par putt, but Tiger eventually defeated him on the day’s 38th hole to create history. The “Hello, world” news conference took place three days later, and much more history was made.

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Tiger Woods won three U.S. Opens, but he was never given the opportunity to join the exclusive club. Recently, Matt Fitzpatrick joined

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