USC’s national championship will go down in the books next to a number of descriptors, blowout and runaway chief among them. But a 21-shot victory on Friday at the University of Georgia Golf Course amounted to something else for the Trojans: a final endurance test.
Tiger Woods celebrates his birdie putt on the 18th hole in the fourth round of the 108th U.S. Open. Woods finished tied for the lead with Rocco Mediate, forcing a playoff which took place on Monday, June 16.
World-No.1 Tiger Woods drops to his knees after missing a birdie putt on a sudden death hole following an 18-hole playoff round at the 108th US Open championship against compatriot Rocco Mediate at Torrey Pines.
Golfers Tiger Woods, left, and Rocco Mediate stand at the awards table after Woods won 108th U.S. Open at Torrey Pines. Woods out-dueled Mediate on the first sudden-death hole to win the U.S. Open after the two were tied at the end of an 18-hole playoff.