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When he was shorter than a 3-wood, 2-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 15 major championships (5 Masters, 4 PGA Championships, 3 U.S. Opens and 3 Open Championships) and 82 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 Woods’ college career accomplishments at Stanford from the start of his freshman season in 1994 to the end of his sophomore year in 1996, when he claimed a national championship before becoming a professional golfer.

NCAA Individual Champion

Tiger won the 1996 NCAA Championship at the Honors Course in Ooltewah, Tennessee, shooting a 3-under to defeat Arizona’s Rory Sabbatini by four strokes. Tiger was the only player to finish under par. He could have won by an even larger margin as he shot a first-round 69, a course-record 67 in the second round and another 69 in the third round 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.