note: Tiger tale
info on Edwards
wins the ACC
Layer by Layer
Drive to Succeed
and Tiger Woods
can remember every second of his first victory during the Air Canada
Championship. The hours of practice putting, hitting shots and working
on his game all came down to a single moment, and his success over
the course of the tournament seemed more mentally taxing than the
agony of any loss.
At times, another day of the tournament and the forthcoming tension
seemed too much.
"The last day was the toughest," he says. "I spent
so much time asking myself, 'Can I do this?' This was the day I'd
always dreamed of."
And when victory came, it was just as much a surprise for him as
"After I won, I sat back and thought, 'Wow! I did this,'"
In his next tournament, Edwards competed against Tiger Woods.
"There he was, surrounded by 20 bodyguards and 20 photographers
it was incredibly distracting to the game," Edwards
says. "I said to him, 'Man, I don't know how you do it.'"
As Edwards could attest from the previous tournament, it's pressure
enough just to try and win without the sort of attention Woods attracts
Edwards says he jokingly told Woods he'd won the week before.
Woods congratulated him, but Edwards admitted it just felt good
to be able to say, "I won a tournament."