Tiger Woods, 2002
The first time I followed Tiger Woods, I wanted to recreate a picture Hy Peskin once took of Ben Hogan. I wanted to do it with an old-fashioned 4-by-5 Crown Graphic camera, which meant I had to get close. And getting close to Tiger is a problem. I was really on the edge of the rules. At one point his caddie, Steve Williams, came over and said, "Excuse me, mate, have you ever covered a golf tournament before?" I'd covered about 15 majors, but I just said, "Yes, sir." From that point on, he and Tiger kept looking at me because I was still too close.About six months later, I shot Tiger for the cover of Sports Illustrated and finally met him. I mentioned how I'd covered him that day and said, "Did you notice me?" He said, "Every hole."