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June 16, 2008 - Seth Staskey
What an absolutely amazing two days of television. Watching Tiger Woods and Rocco Mediate go head-to-head for not 18 holes Monday, but for an additional hole in a sudden death playoff at the 108th U.S. Open was amazing.
These two guys never blinked and that's the beauty of golf, you can really blow up on a hole, but come right back and make ammends. Tiger Woods wins his 14th major tournament in 91 holes over Mediate, who is by far one of the most entertaining golfers on the tour and a guy who actually loves the game.
And anyone who doesn't think golfers are athletes needs to have his or head examined. Not only is it a physical sport in terms of endurance, but it's a mental game and that's the part that most people love.
The question I had while watching Monday's action was fairly simple: Would anyone -- outside of the die-hard golf fans -- cared about this if Tiger Woods weren't playing. Simply, no!!!
This made me want to get my clubs and hit a round and the third weekend in July in the Ohio Valley usually signifies Jamboree in the Hills, well I bet there are some people who now look at the calendar and think British Open and the next time you'll see Tiger Woods competitively.
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