Steve Scott & Tripp Bowden Hey, Tiger-You Need to Move Your Mark Back


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Experience the thrill, twenty-five years later, of Steve Scott's epic finals match against Tiger Woods in the 1996 United States Amateur Championship!

In August of '96, Steve Scott went head to head against Tiger Woods at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club in the finals of the US Amateur Championship. Five thousand three hundred forty-five players whittled down to two. Scott found himself a surprising 5-up after the first 18, but at hole 35 Tiger squared the grueling match with an improbable 40-foot birdie putt. With the result coming down to the last hole, the difference in the outcome actually came earlier, when Scott reminded Woods to move his mark back to its rightful place on hole 34. Had Scott not done the morally correct thing, Tiger would have been penalized and, in turn, not have won three straight U.S. Amateur Championships (something not even the great Jack Nicklaus or legendary Bobby Jones had done), forever changing the course of Tiger's career and golf history.

In Hey, Tiger-You Need to Move Your Mark Back, Scott teams up with esteemed storyteller Tripp Bowden to explain, twenty-five years later, what led to that life-changing moment and to describe, in his own words, the exhilaration of that '96 U. S. Amateur Championship and how it ultimately changed golf history and the two competitors' lives.


Hey Tiger-You Need to Move Your Mark Back is a story for the ages for golf fans looking for an unlikely new perspective on the greatest game in the world.

About the Author

Steve Scott is a former number-one-ranked amateur golfer in the world, a two-time United States Walker Cup Team member, and a three-time All-American at the University of Florida. In addition to his famous 1996 U.S. Amateur Championship showdown with legendary Tiger Woods, Steve also competed in two professional major championships as a teenager, the 1996 U.S. Open Championship and the 1997 Masters Tournament. Today, Steve is a proud member of the PGA of America and now serves as Head Professional for the Outpost Club as well as the founder of the Silver Club Golfing Society.

Steve also has extensive experience in the golf broadcasting world, and to this day still keeps his game sharp in PGA section events as a member of the Carolinas PGA Section. Steve was the 2018 PGA Section Champion as well as Player of the Year. The game of golf plays a large role in the Scott family, as his wife Kristi is an LPGA Professional. They have two wonderful children, J.C. and Kaylie, and reside in North Carolina.

Tripp Bowden is a former Augusta National caddy, the first full-time white caddy in the history of the elite private club. He's also a former collegiate golfer and alum of Augusta University and a former copywriter, first with McCann Erickson New York and later with his own company, Creative Wizards. Tripp is the author of the New York Times-praised Freddie & Me: Life Lessons from Freddie Bennett, Augusta National' s Legendary Caddy Master, All the Memorable Rounds: Golf Adventures and Misadventures from Augusta National to Cypress Point and Beyond, and The Caddy's Cookbook. A frequent speaker at prominent golf clubs and sports venues across America and beyond, Tripp lives with his wife Fletch and children Arrie B. and Holly Mac in Augusta, Georgia.

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'I witnessed an act of incredible sportsmanship by Steve Scott in that epic US Amateur finals match at Pumpkin Ridge back in 1996. I applauded it at the time, and even more so today.'
- Phil Knight, cofounder of Nike

'The '96 US Amateur had all the check marks on it. It was the first big golf event that I ever hosted with a prime-time audience, and it was truly magical stuff. Steve Scott and Tiger Woods will be attached in amateur golf history forever.'
- Dan Hicks, lead host of NBC's award-winning golf coverage and the Olympic Games for nearly thirty years

'Of all the matches I reported as an analyst for almost thirty years for NBC Golf, Steve Scott's finals match with Tiger was the Most Exciting Drama I ever witnessed in my career! It was so close to being one of the biggest upsets in golf history, had Steve not told Tiger to move his mark back.'
- Johnny Miller, two-time major champion winner and world golf hall of famer

'Being there, witnessing game-changing history at Pumpkin Ridge, was one of the highlights of my time in serving golf. The act of sportsmanship of Steve Scott is was what makes golf so special. I will never forget it. It was the stuff, truly, of Bobby Jones.'
- Ron Read, longtime starter for the US Open

'Hey Tiger-is a beautiful story of these eight poignant moments in time: A two-time defending US Amateur champion, a thrilling and unbelievable comeback, a meaningful 'oh, by the way' act of sportsmanship, a girlfriend/caddie later to become a wife, the world's wealthiest marshal, a captivating 38-hole marathon on national television., and a new USGA venue that would soon host 6 championships in 10 years. What a moment frozen in time for Pumpkin Ridge, Steve Scott, and Tiger Woods.'
- Gay Davis, cofounder of Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club


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