Of course, Woods accomplished that feat, thanks in large part to a gutsy 6-iron from 218 yards ' out of a bunker, over the water and right at the flag ' on the 72nd hole.
Woods edged Grant Waite by a single shot.
This year, Tiger goes north of the border with a little revenge on his mind.
The tournament has moved from Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville, Ontario to Royal Montreal Golf Club in Montreal, Quebec ' site of Woods only missed cut on the PGA Tour.
In 1997, Tiger played at Royal Montreal and shot 70-76 to miss the cut ' something he hasnt since done.
Woods has a streak of 75 consecutive cuts made. He would have missed the cut in the 1998 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, but he withdrew when the third ' and final ' round was delayed until August.
Tiger is coming off his fifth victory of the season. He won the WGC-NEC Invitational for the third consecutive year in a seven-hole playoff over Jim Furyk.
A strong contingency has gathered in Quebec, including Sergio Garcia, Justin Leonard, Jesper Parnevik, Nick Price, Vijay Singh and Hal Sutton.
This weeks purse is $3.8 million, with $612,000 going to the winner. Its the 92nd playing of this event; John H. Oke captured the first in 1904.
Full field and tee times for the Bell Canadian Open