Tiger Woods wins the U.S. amateur golf tournament for the third consecutive year – the first player to do so, then announces he would turn professional two days later.
1996 (Aug 25)
For the third consecutive year, Tiger Woods won the U.S. Amateur Golf Tournament–becoming the first player to do so. Two days later, Woods announced that he would turn professional and consequently signed a deal with Nike, Inc., to endorse its products. The deal was reportedly worth $40 million, the largest endorsement ever made for a rookie golfer. Woods became the first Black to win the U.S. Amateur title in 1994.