Tiger's Still Got It : Blog Of The Nation In Rocco vs. Tiger... Tiger takes it, but barely.
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Tiger's Still Got It

Tiger's Still Got It

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You almost got him, Rocco! Source: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images hide caption

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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.