Rocco Mediate

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Surprising Rocco Leads Open

Mediate is in a three-way tie, fresh off his play at the US Open

(Newser) - Rocco Mediate, the journeyman-golfer who came out of nowhere to give Tiger Woods a run for his money in the US Open, is picking up where he left off at the British Open, the New Zealand Herald reports. After a first round marked by miserable weather, Mediate is tied with... More »

The Greatest US Open Ever?

Those who watched at Torrey Pines will tell kids they 'were there when'

(Newser) - The 2008 US Open at Torrey Pines will go down as the epic tournament that Tiger Woods won on one leg, writes Pat Forde for ESPN, both because of the spellbinding golf and the characters who shaped the 5-day contest. The champ faced off with the 45-year-old chatterbox in myriad... More »

Woods Wins US Open on 19th Hole

World No. 1 blows big lead in 18-hole playoff, then wins in sudden death

(Newser) - With a throbbing knee and a pounding heart, Tiger Woods made one last improbable escape Monday and won the U.S. Open in a 19-hole playoff over Rocco Mediate, his 14th career major and maybe the most amazing of them all. One shot behind on the 18th hole after a... More »

Woods Birdie Forces US Open Playoff

Third-round leader ties veteran Rocco Mediate; two will play 18 holes tomorrow

(Newser) - Rocco Mediate and Tiger Woods have finished in a tie at the U.S. Open, forcing an 18-hole playoff for the first time since 2001. The playoff at Torrey Pines will be Monday. Woods will try to win his 14th major, while Mediate, 45, will try to become the oldest... More »

Gimp Can't Hold Tiger Back

Woods stays ahead of the field and in the red at Torrey Pines

(Newser) - Phil Mickelson is out of the picture, and Rocco Mediate doesn't worry Tiger Woods much. For most of the US Open's third round yesterday, Tiger's biggest threat was his own left knee, reports. The knee would send his tee shots flaring off the fairway, and then Woods would... More »

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