2008 U.S. Open Golf Championship: Tiger Prevails

The 2008 U.S. Open was the 108th one played, and it required a 19-hole playoff to settle the champion.

Winner: Tiger Woods, 283

Where it was played: Torrey Pines (South Course), San Diego, California

Tournament dates: June 12-16, 2008

Leader after first round: Justin Hicks and Kevin Streelman, 68

Leader after second round: Stuart Appleby, 139

Leader after third round: Tiger Woods, 210

Notable Notes: Tiger Woods carried a 1-stroke lead into the final round, but the challenge came not from Lee Westwood, who was in second after three rounds, but from popular journeyman Rocco Mediate.

Mediate shot a final-round 71 to post a 283 total, forcing Woods to make a 12-foot birdie on the 72nd hole. Woods made the putt, leading to an 18-hole Monday playoff (Westwood had his own 15-footer for birdie on the 72nd hole to join the playoff, but missed).

In the playoff, Mediate again led by one on the 18th hole, and again Woods rolled in a birdie putt to tie. That forced the two into sudden-death and there, finally, on the 19th playoff hole, Woods won it with a 4 to Mediate's 5.

Woods limped through much of the tournament, and it was later revealed he was playing with a torn ACL plus a stress fracture in the leg. He underwent surgery shortly after the tournament.

Final Scores

x-Tiger Woods 72-68-70-73—283
Rocco Mediate 72-68-70-73—283
Lee Westwood 70-71-70-73—284
Robert Karlsson 70-70-75-71—286
D.J. Trahan 72-69-73-72—286
Carl Pettersson 71-71-77-68—287
John Merrick 73-72-71-71—287
Miguel Angel Jimenez 75-66-74-72—287
Heath Slocum 75-74-74-65—288
Eric Axley 69-79-71-69—288
Brandt Snedeker 76-73-68-71—288
Camilo Villegas 73-71-71-73—288
Geoff Ogilvy 69-73-72-74—288
Stewart Cink 72-73-77-67—289
Retief Goosen 76-69-77-67—289
Rod Pampling 74-70-75-70—289
Ernie Els 70-72-74-73—289
Phil Mickelson 71-75-76-68—290
Chad Campbell 77-72-71-70—290
Ryuji Imada 74-75-70-71—290
Brandt Jobe 73-75-69-73—290
Sergio Garcia 76-70-70-74—290
Mike Weir 73-74-69-74—290
Robert Allenby 70-72-73-75—290
Hunter Mahan 72-74-69-75—290
Adam Scott 73-73-75-70—291
Boo Weekley 73-76-70-72—291
Anthony Kim 74-75-70-72—291
Bart Bryant 75-70-78-69—292
a-Michael Thompson 74-73-73-72—292
Steve Stricker 73-76-71-72—292
Patrick Sheehan 71-74-74-73—292
Jeff Quinney 79-70-70-73—292
Scott Verplank 72-72-74-74—292
Aaron Baddeley 74-73-71-74—292
Pat Perez 75-73-75-70—293
Daniel Chopra 73-75-75-70—293
Padraig Harrington 78-67-77-71—293
Jonathan Mills 72-75-75-71—293
Justin Leonard 75-72-75-71—293
Andres Romero 71-73-77-72—293
Todd Hamilton 74-74-73-72—293
Joe Ogilvie 71-76-73-73—293
Robert Dinwiddie 73-71-75-74—293
Stuart Appleby 69-70-79-75—293
Jim Furyk 74-71-73-75—293
Oliver Wilson 72-71-74-76—293
Jarrod Lyle 75-74-74-71—294
John Rollins 75-68-79-72—294
Matt Kuchar 73-73-76-72—294
Dustin Johnson 74-72-75-73—294
Tim Clark 73-72-74-75—294
Ben Crane 75-72-77-71—295
Soren Hansen 78-70-76-71—295
Kevin Streelman 68-77-78-72—295
Martin Kaymer 75-70-73-77—295
Davis Love III 72-69-76-78—295
Stephen Ames 74-74-77-71—296
Rory Sabbatini 73-72-75-76—296
Nick Watney 73-75-77-72—297
a-Rickie Fowler 70-79-76-72—297
Alastair Forsyth 76-73-74-74—297
Brett Quigley 73-72-77-75—297
David Toms 76-72-72-77—297
John Mallinger 73-75-78-72—298
Vijay Singh 71-78-76-73—298
Paul Casey 79-70-76-73—298
Trevor Immelman 75-73-72-78—298
a-Derek Fathauer 73-73-78-75—299
D.A. Points 74-71-77-77—299
Andrew Dresser 76-73-79-72—300
Andrew Svoboda 77-71-74-78—300
Woody Austin 72-72-77-79—300
Jesper Parnevik 77-72-77-75—301
Ian Leggatt 72-76-76-77—301
Justin Hicks 68-80-75-78—301
Ross Mcgowan 76-72-78-77—303
Rich Beem 74-74-80-76—304
Chris Kirk 75-74-78-77—304

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