When he was shorter than a 3-wood, two-year-old Tiger Woods went on The Mike Douglas Show with Bob Hope and showed off his golf skills to the world on late night TV. Between his debut on national TV and his illustrious professional career that includes 14 major championships and 79 career PGA Tour wins, Tiger spent two years at Stanford, where he quickly established himself as the best college golfer in the country at the time.

Here is a look at Tiger’s brief but impressive college career at Stanford.

NCAA Individual Champion

Tiger won the 1996 NCAA Championship at the Honors Course in Ooltewah, Tennessee, at 3-under, defeating Arizona’s Rory Sabbatini by four strokes as Tiger was the only player to finish under par. He could’ve won by an even larger margin as he shot a 3-under 69, a course-record, 5-under 67 and 3-under 69 in the first three rounds, before carding an 8-over 80 in the final round.

Tiger was Stanford’s first individual NCAA champion since Frank Tatum in 1942. The Cardinal placed fourth as a team.