Win No. 65: 2008 U.S. Open

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  VICTORY NO. 65    previous victory - next victory
DATE
06/15/2008
EVENT
U.S. Open Championship
COURSE
Torrey Pines (South Course)
WINNING SCORE
- 1 (283)
EARNINGS
$ 1,350,000
TIGER'S AGE
32 Years Old

SYNOPSIS
Of Tiger Woods' many victories, this may end up being the most memorable. He'd had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee two days after the Masters and a possible return at the Memorial Tournament was scrapped to give Woods more time to heal for Torrey Pines. He was clearly in pain (he was also playing with two stress fractures in his left tibia), yet Woods managed to make a 12-foot birdie putt the 72nd hole to force a playoff with Rocco Mediate. He had to birdie the 18th again on Monday to force sudden death, which began at No. 7 where Woods two-putted for par and Mediate found a fairway bunker, then missed a 20-footer to save par. The win was Woods' third in the U.S. Open, his seventh at Torrey Pines, and the 65th of his career. A week later, he underwent season-ending surgery to repair a torn ACL. "It was unbelievable," Woods said. "The whole week, the golf course was set up so fair, but also so difficult. Everyone who's come out this week has been absolutely fantastic. The atmosphere is incredible. I mean the fans here ¦ they made the tournament. And then today it was just unreal. Honestly ... just the ebbing and flowing. Roc looked like he was in control, I thought I was in control then he was back in control again. And it was back and forth, back and forth. And 90 holes wasn't enough. We had to go one more."


TOP TEN LEADERBOARD - U.S. Open Championship
Pos Player Rnd 1 Rnd 2 Rnd 3 Rnd 4 Total Strokes To Par
1 Tiger Woods 72 68 70 73 283 -1
2 Rocco Mediate 69 71 72 71 283 -1
3 Lee Westwood 70 71 70 73 284 E
T4 Robert Karlsson 70 70 75 71 286 2
T4 D.J. Trahan 72 69 73 72 286 2
T6 Miguel A. Jimenez 75 66 74 72 287 3
T6 John Merrick 73 72 71 71 287 3
T6 Carl Pettersson 71 71 77 68 287 3
T9 Eric Axley 69 79 71 69 288 4
T9 Geoff Ogilvy 69 73 72 74 288 4
T9 Heath Slocum 75 74 74 65 288 4
T9 Brandt Snedeker 76 73 68 71 288 4
T9 Camilo Villegas 73 71 71 73 288 4

ROUND 4 SCORECARD - Torrey Pines (South Course)
HOLE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 OUT 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 IN TOTAL
PAR 4 4 3 4 4 4 4 3 5 35 4 3 4 5 4 4 3 4 5 36 71
RND 4 6 5 3 4 4 4 4 3 4 37 4 2 4 6 4 5 3 4 4 36 73


ROUND 3 SCORECARD - Torrey Pines (South Course)
HOLE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 OUT 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 IN TOTAL
PAR 4 4 3 4 4 4 4 3 5 35 4 3 4 5 4 4 3 4 5 36 71
RND 3 6 4 3 5 4 4 3 3 5 37 4 3 5 3 5 4 3 3 3 33 70


ROUND 2 SCORECARD - Torrey Pines (South Course)
HOLE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 OUT 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 IN TOTAL
PAR 4 4 3 4 4 4 4 3 5 35 4 3 4 5 4 4 3 4 5 36 71
RND 2 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 3 4 30 5 3 5 3 4 4 4 5 5 38 68


ROUND 1 SCORECARD - Torrey Pines (South Course)
HOLE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 OUT 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 IN TOTAL
PAR 4 4 3 4 4 4 4 3 5 35 4 3 4 5 4 4 3 4 5 36 71
RND 1 6 4 3 3 4 4 4 2 4 34 4 3 4 5 6 4 3 4 5 38 72


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