Rina Tatematsu Quotes Iconic Tiger Woods Moment After Clinching East Lake Cup

Published 10/26/2021, 2:08 PM EDT
ST LOUIS, MO – AUGUST 11: Tiger Woods of the United States stands on the 15th hole during the third round of the 2018 PGA Championship at Bellerive Country Club on August 11, 2018 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)


Undoubtedly, Tiger Woods is an inspiration for every golfer, male or female. Moreover, he is also one of the best players of this generation. The majority of players who are competing on the Tour have idolized Tiger Woods and know his wins and other achievements by heart. 

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Meanwhile, his admirers aren’t just limited to professional golfers but also include amateurs and leisure golfers. Recently, a woman collegiate golf winner quoted Tiger Woods after her win at the East Lake. Let’s see what she said about the legendary golfer. 

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Collegiate golfer quotes Tiger Woods after her win at the East Lake

Oklahoma State women’s golf’s Rina Tatematsu earned the individual championship on the first day of the East Lake Cup. The collegiate golfer finished 5-under in the 18-hole championship and earned her 2nd career collegiate win. Moreover, after this victory, she talked about the iconic triumph of Tiger Woods three years ago on the same course. 

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“During the practice rounds, the funny thing is that you know, like three years ago Tiger Woods won here, and then he was in the bunker, I think the last hole number 18,” said Rina. “And I was like, ‘Okay, I’m going to hit the same bunker as a Tiger’ and my coach, coach Greg, he was like expanding ‘Oh, is this the pin he was? He was yeah,’ so just like I’m really thankful.” 

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Notably, Tiger Woods had registered a victory at the East Lake in 2018 at the Tour Championship. He got himself inside the bunker on the final hole. But thanks to his consistent performance, especially on the final day, he had a decent cushion and eventually won the event by two strokes.  

However, Rina Tatematsu avoided the bunker during the main event. She made an exceptional eagle on the final hole at East Lake and won the women’s championship. Moreover, this eagle ended up being the lone eagle of the tournament, which is an incredible achievement.  

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Amey Kulkarni

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Amey Kulkarni is a Golf writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor’s degree in mass media from HR College, Mumbai. Before joining EssentiallySports he used to write articles on Golf and Cricket on his personal blog cricgolf.

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