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File #: Res 1475-2000    Version: * Name: Congratulating Tiger Woods
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Committee: Parks, Recreation, Cultural Affairs, and International Intergroup Relations
On agenda: 7/27/2000
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution congratulating Tiger Woods on his record-breaking performance at the British Open and for the indelible mark he has already made on the world of golf.
Sponsors: Mary Pinkett, Wendell Foster, Archie W. Spigner, Peter F. Vallone, Victor L. Robles, Tracy L. Boyland, Pedro G. Espada, Julia Harrison, Lloyd Henry, Karen Koslowitz, Margarita Lopez, Helen M. Marshall, Jerome X. O'Donovan, Bill Perkins, Lawrence A. Warden, Michael J. Abel, June M. Eisland, Sheldon S. Leffler, Guillermo Linares, Stanley E. Michels, Michael C. Nelson, Jose Rivera
Council Member Sponsors: 22
Res. No. 1475 Title Resolution congratulating Tiger Woods on his record-breaking performance at the British Open and for the indelible mark he has already made on the world of golf. Body By Council Members Pinkett, Foster, Spigner, the Speaker (Council Member Vallone), Robles, Boyland, Espada, Harrison, Henry, Koslowitz, Lopez, Marshall, O'Donovan, Perkins, Warden and Abel; also Council Members Eisland, Leffler, Linares, Michels, Nelson and Rivera Whereas, Tiger Woods recently became the youngest player to win all four major championship golf tournaments in the history of the sport and only the fifth player ever to accomplish such a feat; and Whereas, Tiger Woods' performance at the legendary St. Andrews golf course earlier this week is considered to be one of the most impressive and groundbreaking performances in golf history, as he finished the day with a record 19-under 269, the lowest score in relation to par ever at a major championship, including his own record-breaking 15-shot victory in the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach just last month; and Whereas, Mr. Woods made a par on the final hole for a 69 and by eight strokes over Ernie Els and Thomas Bjorn, the largest margin of victory in the British Open since 1913 when J.H. Taylor won by eight strokes over Ted Ray; and Whereas, Tiger Woods became only the second British Open champion to win with four rounds in the 60's and he beat, by one stroke, the record of Nick Faldo set at St. Andrews in 1990; and Whereas, Tiger Woods has already revolutionized the game of golf for a new generation, adding a level of youth and excitement that has been drawing in scores of new fans to the sport, including many African-Americans and minorities to whom golf has traditionally been a distant sport; and Whereas, A legend in the making and one of the most talented athletes of his generation, Tiger Woods embodies all the virtues of world sportsmanship and maintains the highest degree of athleticism; and Whereas, Tiger Woods has helped to change the image of golf by virtue of what golf great Tom Watson has described as his "supernatural" abilities and he constantly amazes sports fans with his seemingly limitless talents; and Whereas, Tiger Woods moves on to the PGA Championship, where he will have the chance to join Ben Hogan as the only players to win three major tournaments in one year and we wish him all the best in his next challenge and all future endeavors; now, therefore, be it Resolved, That the Council of the City of New York congratulates Tiger Woods on his record-breaking performance at the British Open and for the indelible mark he has already made on the world of golf. MW:bg LS# 7/25/00 |1013| - 2 -