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US Open: All Tiger, All The Time

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Go Tiger

When it comes to Eldrick “Tiger” Woods, there’s not much more that can be said, really. It seems like every positive adjective and all the comparative metaphors have been used up. There’s just not much else that I can say when it comes to Tiger Woods. Words like “great” and “excelsior” are commonplace.

Hell, some of us already believe he’s half man, half machine.

However, that doesn’t mean Woods didn’t continue with his astounding ways at the US Open this past weekend. He did. And then some. First off all, there was Saturday’s glorious end to his round. During the last three holes, Tiger bounced a birdie in from the rough (his reaction was golden), saved a long par and the Eagled the 18th hole — all-in-all, a typically normal way to end a golf round. Of course, I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention his run-of-the-mill Eagle at 13.

Quick, to the video:

And then we have Sunday evening. After giving his -3 back to Torrey Pines after another tough start to his round, Tiger fluctuated between -1 and even par; his score as he approached the 18th green. The leader in the clubhouse — Rocco Mediate — was sitting at -1 waiting to claim the US Open title as his. For Tiger, after hitting suspect first and second shots on 18th, Woods clubbed his third shot which came to rest 15 feet from the cup with this simple mantra hanging over it:

If you make the putt, you return Monday for an 18-hole playoff. Miss it and you’ve just secured your second second-place finish in a PGA Major this year. How did it turn out, in case you had to ask? Well, thanks to In The Weeds, we have the video to show you how it went down:

The playoff round starts today at 12 Eastern. Who ya got? Tiger or Rocco?

US Open: Justin Hicks Tops The Leaderboad

Justin Hicks

At least for now, anyway. While much of the focus was on the Woods/Mickelson/Adam Scott threesome, some other golfers decided to remind the free world there are some other golfers to pay attention to. Currently, the one everyone will be watching tomorrow is Justin Hicks, who, as of this writing, is sitting atop the US Open leaderboard at 3-under par.

He’s followed closely by Rocco Mediate, Stuart Appleby, Eric Axley and Kevin Streelman; all of which are at -2.

Of course, the talk of today was Tiger Woods and his surgerically repaired knee. For the day, Woods finished at +1 after committing not one but two double bogeys during his opening round. Naturally, speculation immediately went to problems with the knee but after looking at the cumulative scores, it’s apparent Torrey Pines is playing awfully tough right now.

As it stands, Woods is only four strokes off the lead. As for Mickelson, the lefty who’s not quite as hefty as before finished his round at even par and according to Jason Sobel, that’s the first time Phil has shot better than Tiger when the two are paired together. Hey, maybe Reilly was right after all.