Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Tiger Woods Wins Golf’s 108th US Open

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On, Monday June 16, 2008, in Torrey Pines Golf course, San Diego, California, No. 1 ranked Tiger Woods of USA beat No. 157th ranked Rocco Mediate of USA to win the golf 108th US Open. Woods and Mediate tied in the tournament with 283 to create a playoff. Then they both tied again in the playoffs with 71 to create a sudden death contest. This is only the third time the championship reached a sudden death playoff. Woods beat Mediate in sudden death 5-4.
Woods had surgery on his left knee 4 weeks ago and had not fully recovered to play in the US Open. Woods became the sixth golfer to win 3 US Opens. Woods ties Bob Jones for the most USGA titles won with 9 titles. This is Woods’ 14th win in a golf grand slam tournament. The Golf US Open is the second grand slam in a PGA season.
Woods won $1,350,000 for first place. Mediate won $810,000 for second place. Lee Westwood of England won $491,995 for third place.

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