The 1996 Las Vegas Invitational was five rounds in length. Woods opened with a 70, shot 63 in the second round, then 68 and 67. A final-round 64 put Woods in position to win, but Davis Love III eagled the 15th and birdied the 16th holes to tie Woods. Woods and Love finished regulation at 27-under 332.
Woods and Love entered a sudden-death playoff, but Love found a greenside bunker on the first extra hole and failed to get up-and-down. That gave Tiger two putts for the win, and Woods claimed his first professional victory.
Woods was 20 years old at the time. The win happened in his fifth PGA Tour event since turning professional. He earned $297,000.
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