Tiger Woods just defeated Rocco Mediate in a 19-hole playoff for the 2008 US Open Championship. The two ended yesterday's round tied for the lead; forcing another round to settle it. Throughout this extra round, Mediate and Woods battled diligently. The lead flip-flopped, but at the end of 18, the score was still tied. On the first sudden death hole, Mediate put his tee shot in the bunker, his second shot to the bleachers, and his third shot about 20 feet from the pin. Mediate would miss his par putt, sealing the win for Woods.
This is without a doubt the most fun I've ever had watching golf. There was too much drama to not watch this.
Mediate was trying to become the oldest player to win his first major, going up against Tiger Woods: the top golfer in the world. Tiger Woods is playing in his first tournament since undergoing knee surgery, and the pain in his left knee was visible since Thursday.
Drama right down to the wire. In fact, there was so much drama that they needed an extra day to cover it.
That along with the great play of both men, could this be the greatest game ever played...?
Congrats to both men on a great US Open.
P.S. - The funny thing about Tiger's win is that he was not 100%, and he still won a major. It really says a lot about Woods and a lot about the field.
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