After 91 holes of golf over five days, Tiger Woods won the US Open for the third time. He defeated little known Rocco Mediate, who played the tournament of his life, including a one-on-one tie-breaking game against Woods that ended on the 19th hole.
The odds were against Tiger Woods in this tournament. He was recovering from recent knee surgery and some people, like Detroit Free Press columnist Carlos Monarrez, thought his injury might do him in. Last week, he wrote, "Tiger Woods has no chance of winning the US Open." Monarrez joined Talk of the Nation from Detroit to eat his words.
Tiger Woods won the U.S. Open in a nail-biting "sudden death" playoff that followed an 18-hole playoff that ended in a draw Monday. Woods overcame Rocco Mediate to win his 14th major. Now, he says he'll take a break from golf to rest his injured knee.
Co-host Renee Montagne talks with Commentator John Feinstein about the golf championship.