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When Tiger Woods arrived for this SI cover photo shoot on March 31, 1998, he walked right up to Samson, a snow tiger, and during 30 minutes of posing with the beast, on cue he looked intense and laughed.  But Woods made it clear that there was one thing he wouldn’t do. Before anyone had even asked, he announced, “I’m not going to growl.” (Heinz Kluetmeier/SI)

When Tiger Woods arrived for this SI cover photo shoot on March 31, 1998, he walked right up to Samson, a snow tiger, and during 30 minutes of posing with the beast, on cue he looked intense and laughed.  But Woods made it clear that there was one thing he wouldn’t do. Before anyone had even asked, he announced, “I’m not going to growl.” (Heinz Kluetmeier/SI)

Sammy the Squirrel stole the spotlight at the 2013 Presidents Cup. While Tiger Woods stared from the hill near the 18th green, watching the action, girlfriend Lindsey Vonn playfully took the squirrel out of Davis Love III’s right front pocket. She leaned behind Woods and carefully put the squirrel on his neck. He didn’t react for an instant, then, obviously annoyed, he tried to shrug the animal away while the rest of the American contingent - including playing partner Matt Kuchar - cracked up. (Chris Condon/PGA TOUR)

GALLERY: Wildlife on Playing Fields

Sammy the Squirrel stole the spotlight at the 2013 Presidents Cup. While Tiger Woods stared from the hill near the 18th green, watching the action, girlfriend Lindsey Vonn playfully took the squirrel out of Davis Love III’s right front pocket. She leaned behind Woods and carefully put the squirrel on his neck. He didn’t react for an instant, then, obviously annoyed, he tried to shrug the animal away while the rest of the American contingent - including playing partner Matt Kuchar - cracked up. (Chris Condon/PGA TOUR)
GALLERY: Wildlife on Playing Fields

Dustin Johnson announced his engagement to Paulina Gretzky with a simple photo on Instagram (inset) on Aug. 17, 2013.  The two are pictured here in Munich two months earlier.  (Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images For BMW)

GALLERY: Athlete-Celebrity Couples

Dustin Johnson announced his engagement to Paulina Gretzky with a simple photo on Instagram (inset) on Aug. 17, 2013.  The two are pictured here in Munich two months earlier.  (Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images For BMW)
GALLERY: Athlete-Celebrity Couples

Phil Mickelson embraces the game of golf at a very young age. (Courtesy of Mickelson Family)

GALLERY: Rare Phil Mickelson Photos

Phil Mickelson embraces the game of golf at a very young age. (Courtesy of Mickelson Family)
GALLERY: Rare Phil Mickelson Photos

Smoke ‘em if you got ‘em. John Daly plays at the 1992 British Open at Muirfield after his ‘Cinderella story’ victory at the 1991 PGA Championship. (Stephen Munday/Getty Images)

GALLERY: My First British Open

Smoke ‘em if you got ‘em. John Daly plays at the 1992 British Open at Muirfield after his ‘Cinderella story’ victory at the 1991 PGA Championship. (Stephen Munday/Getty Images)
GALLERY: My First British Open

Bubba Watson goofs around during the rain delay of the U.S. Open’s first round. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

GALLERY: 2013 U.S. Open: Round 1

Bubba Watson goofs around during the rain delay of the U.S. Open’s first round. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)
GALLERY: 2013 U.S. Open: Round 1

Tiger Woods poses with the winner’s trophy in the champions locker room  after the final round of THE PLAYERS Championship on THE PLAYERS Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass (Stan Badz/PGA TOUR)

GALLERY: Tiger Woods - The College Years

Tiger Woods poses with the winner’s trophy in the champions locker room  after the final round of THE PLAYERS Championship on THE PLAYERS Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass (Stan Badz/PGA TOUR)
GALLERY: Tiger Woods - The College Years

Yup, Tiger Woods was once a redhead. In this 2001 photo, Woods watches the Orange Bowl between Oklahoma and Florida State. Will Woods win the Masters this weekend? (John Biever/SI)

GALLERY: Tiger Woods: The College Years

Yup, Tiger Woods was once a redhead. In this 2001 photo, Woods watches the Orange Bowl between Oklahoma and Florida State. Will Woods win the Masters this weekend? (John Biever/SI)
GALLERY: Tiger Woods: The College Years

Tiger Woods celebrates after sinking a par putt on the 18th hole to win the 1997 Masters. (John Iacono/SI)

GALLERY: Tiger Woods’ Career At Augusta

Tiger Woods celebrates after sinking a par putt on the 18th hole to win the 1997 Masters. (John Iacono/SI)
GALLERY: Tiger Woods’ Career At Augusta

Michelle Wie and her Pomeranian, Lolo, pose at the Industry Hills Golf Club in California. (Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

GALLERY: Athletes and Their Dogs


Michelle Wie and her Pomeranian, Lolo, pose at the Industry Hills Golf Club in California. (Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)
GALLERY: Athletes and Their Dogs

Tiger Woods poses with a (stuffed) snow tiger during a March 1998 SI photo shoot. (Heinz Kluetmeier/SI)

GALLERY: Rare Photos of Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods poses with a (stuffed) snow tiger during a March 1998 SI photo shoot. (Heinz Kluetmeier/SI)
GALLERY: Rare Photos of Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy face off before an exhibition match on Monday at Jinsha Lake Country Club in Zheungzhou, China. Nike signed the 23-year-old McIlroy to a blockbuster deal on Monday.

SHIPNUCK: Nike adds McIlroy to staff long led by Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy face off before an exhibition match on Monday at Jinsha Lake Country Club in Zheungzhou, China. Nike signed the 23-year-old McIlroy to a blockbuster deal on Monday.
SHIPNUCK: Nike adds McIlroy to staff long led by Tiger Woods

Greg “The Shark” Norman poses during a 1986 SI photo shoot. (John Iacono/SI)

SI VAULT: Norman savages competition to win British Open (7.26.93)

Greg “The Shark” Norman poses during a 1986 SI photo shoot. (John Iacono/SI)
SI VAULT: Norman savages competition to win British Open (7.26.93)

Manuel De Los Santos of the Dominican Republic plays an approach shot during the Melbourne Golf Invitational on Monday. (Quinn Rooney/Getty Images) 

Manuel De Los Santos of the Dominican Republic plays an approach shot during the Melbourne Golf Invitational on Monday. (Quinn Rooney/Getty Images) 

These British golf fans have an extra spring in their step today after yesterday’s epic Ryder Cup finale. The European team erased a 10-6 deficit on the final day and came away with a 14.5-13.5 victory. The victory helped erase the memories of their own final day collapse in 1999. (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

MORFIT: Europe wins with historic Sunday rally
GALLERY: Sunday’s best photos | Ryder Cup fans

These British golf fans have an extra spring in their step today after yesterday’s epic Ryder Cup finale. The European team erased a 10-6 deficit on the final day and came away with a 14.5-13.5 victory. The victory helped erase the memories of their own final day collapse in 1999. (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
MORFIT: Europe wins with historic Sunday rallyGALLERY: Sunday’s best photos | Ryder Cup fans