SPORTS PHENOMS: THE BEST SPORTS PHENOMS OF 1996

1 TIGER WOODS, 20 A few years ago, golfer Sandy Lyle was asked what he thought of Tiger Woods. "I don't know," said Lyle. "I haven't played there yet." Lyle, and just about everyone else, now knows that Woods is a force of nature--and nurture. From the time Eldrick was a toddler, father Earl and mother Kutilda encouraged his golf talent. At five he appeared on That's Incredible, and the kid has been living up to the title ever since. After capturing an unprecedented third straight U.S. Amateur in August, Woods turned pro and promptly won two tourneys and $790,594. What's...

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