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President Quizzes Tiger Woods About Student Life At Stanford

Mon., Sept. 22, 1997

Golfer Tiger Woods used his first meeting with President Clinton to offer his assessment of how Clinton’s daughter Chelsea will fare at Stanford University.

“She’s gonna love it. She’s gonna love it,” Woods told Clinton after the two ran into each other Sunday night at a New York hotel.

Clinton was attending a United Nations reception at the Waldorf Astoria. Woods was in the hotel with fellow Ryder Cup members. The president met with Woods, who attended Stanford, and seven of his teammates.

It was Clinton’s first meeting with Woods. This past spring, Clinton had invited Woods to join him in marking the 50th anniversary of the day Jackie Robinson integrated major league baseball. But Woods - who had just become the first person of color to win the prestigious Masters golf tournament - declined, citing a previously scheduled vacation.

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