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Playing with pain ... and winning

Tiger's memorable win in the U.S. Open on a fractured tibia will go down in athletic lore. Painful wins

Updated: June 18, 2008, 4:15 PM ET
By David Schoenfield | Page 2

OK, so blood wasn't seeping through his slacks, and Steve Williams didn't apply any atomic balm after the ninth hole, but Tiger Woods' victory in this U.S. Open will go down in the annals of athletes who performed in pain.

(Yes, hockey players everywhere are snickering.)

Here are some athletes who overcame some painful adversities in winning their championships. No, it's not meant to be comprehensive. And no boxers included.

Ben Hogan, 1950 U.S. Open In February 1949, Hogan ...

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