San Diego has been both host and home to countless famous persons over the years, a number of which can be found within the pages of the fourth book in the San Diego Memories series: San Diego Memories IV: A Pictorial History from 1980 through 2020.
Above is ten-year-old golfer Eldrick “Tiger” Woods at the Optimists Junior World tournament in San Diego, California, on July 15, 1986. Playing at the Presidio Hills pitch-and-putt course in the first round of the 10-and-under division proved frustrating for Woods, because he used only his sand wedge and putter. “I have to putt a lot better,” Tiger said. “I couldn’t putt. I couldn’t hit the greens.”
Woods visited San Diego again in 2006, winning his second straight Buck Invitational Open in January on the Torrey Pines Golf Course, his third in five years and 47th triumph. By 2021, when he was seriously injured in a car accident, he had won 18 world golf championships, was part of the American winning team for the 1999 Ryder Cup and awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Donald Trump in 2019.
As a pictorial history, this book provides a snapshot (well, many snapshots) of life, a glimpse into the day to day experiences of those who lived in the San Diego area from 1980 through 2020.
Within these pages you will see photos overlooking a changing downtown skyline, and of beaches that have been a constant for San Diegans throughout the years. You will be here for the town's triumphs, its disasters, and you will see people coming together both in sorrow and in joy. You will see celebrities, and political figures, and people in the forefront of their field bringing San Diego into the future.
Most of all you will see community. You will see smiles, you will see family, you will see life; maybe you will even see a memory.
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