Tiger's Still Got It

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You almost got him, Rocco!

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To me, saying Tiger Woods won't be a contender at fill-in-the-blank Open is like betting the sun won't set tonight: just plain nuts. But, then again, I don't know a whole lot about golf, so that isn't saying much... except, Carlos Monarrez did just that. In his column last week for the Detroit Free Press, he said what no one would, and he didn't mince words...

No one wants to say it. Tiger Woods doesn't want to say it. Phil Mickelson doesn't want to say it. But I will. Tiger has no chance of winning the U.S. Open this week at Torrey Pines Golf Course.

By now, you've probably heard how the weekend went down, how the unlikely Rocco Mediate took Tiger into golf-overtime: a full-on extra game to break the tie Tiger forced in the final round on Sunday. It even went into sudden-death on Monday! Doesn't sound like the golf I (sort-of) know, which is why Carlos joins us today with the full story... and to eat a little crow.

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I think its sad that Tiger is retiring for the season!!! I feel bad because he is great golf player and i dont want all of his fans to be disappointed like i am!!! It must be a very sad time for Tiger! Hopefully everything is all right..with his surgery.

Sent by Sussan | 8:10 PM | 6-18-2008

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