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U.S. Open title will be decided by Tiger's mind vs. his knee

Originally Published: June 15, 2008
By Pat Forde | ESPN.com

SAN DIEGO -- After 34,107 strikings of the golf ball across four days by 156 of the best golfers on the planet, the U.S. Open came down to this:

One man. One putt. One chance to play on.

The last man standing was the first name in golf, Tiger Woods. The last stroke played was his 73rd of the day, and it started 12 feet from the cup on the 18th hole.

The stakes were very big and very simple: make it, and Woods would force a Monday playoff with remarkable Rocco Mediate; miss it, ...

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