tiger woods wins u.s. open

Playing with a bum knee, the nearly unbeatable Tiger Woods claimed the 2008 U.S. Open title today in 19-hole playoff over Rocco Mediate at Torrey Pines: Tiger puts away Mediate on 91st hole to win U.S. Open.

It was his first tournament since finishing second at The Masters on April 13, having undergone surgery on his left knee two days later. And it definitely looked like he was still dealing with the some pain. Still, he pulled off the win in sudden death. More here: Woods wins U.S. Open in sudden death.

The victory was Tiger's 14th career major, leaving him just four short of Jack Nicklaus' record. No doubt, it was a hell of a match, with some calling it his greatest victory ever.

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