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2008 US Open

 

The 2008 U.S. Open was the 108th one played, and it required a 19-hole playoff to settle the champion.

Winner: Tiger Woods, 283

Where it was played: Torrey Pines (South Course), San Diego, California

Tournament dates: June 12-16, 2008

Leader after first round: Justin Hicks and Kevin Streelman, 68

Leader after second round: Stuart Appleby, 139

Leader after third round: Tiger Woods, 210

Notable Notes: Tiger Woods carried a 1-stroke lead into the final round, but the challenge came not from Lee Westwood, who was in second after three rounds, but from popular journeyman Rocco Mediate.

Mediate shot a final-round 71 to post a 283 total, forcing Woods to make a 12-foot birdie on the 72nd hole. Woods made the putt, leading to an 18-hole Monday playoff (Westwood had his own 15-footer for birdie on the 72nd hole to join the playoff, but missed).

In the playoff, Mediate again led by one on the 18th hole, and again Woods rolled in a birdie putt to tie. That forced the two into sudden-death and there, finally, on the 19th playoff hole, Woods won it with a 4 to Mediate's 5.

Woods limped through much of the tournament, and it was later revealed he was playing with a torn ACL plus a stress fracture in the leg. He underwent surgery shortly after the tournament.

Final Scores
x-Tiger Woods 72-68-70-73--283
Rocco Mediate 72-68-70-73--283
Lee Westwood 70-71-70-73--284
Robert Karlsson 70-70-75-71--286
D.J. Trahan 72-69-73-72--286
Carl Pettersson 71-71-77-68--287
John Merrick 73-72-71-71--287
Miguel Angel Jimenez 75-66-74-72--287
Heath Slocum 75-74-74-65--288
Eric Axley 69-79-71-69--288
Brandt Snedeker 76-73-68-71--288
Camilo Villegas 73-71-71-73--288
Geoff Ogilvy 69-73-72-74--288
Stewart Cink 72-73-77-67--289
Retief Goosen 76-69-77-67--289
Rod Pampling 74-70-75-70--289
Ernie Els 70-72-74-73--289
Phil Mickelson 71-75-76-68--290
Chad Campbell 77-72-71-70--290
Ryuji Imada 74-75-70-71--290
Brandt Jobe 73-75-69-73--290
Sergio Garcia 76-70-70-74--290
Mike Weir 73-74-69-74--290
Robert Allenby 70-72-73-75--290
Hunter Mahan 72-74-69-75--290
Adam Scott 73-73-75-70--291
Boo Weekley 73-76-70-72--291
Anthony Kim 74-75-70-72--291
Bart Bryant 75-70-78-69--292
a-Michael Thompson 74-73-73-72--292
Steve Stricker 73-76-71-72--292
Patrick Sheehan 71-74-74-73--292
Jeff Quinney 79-70-70-73--292
Scott Verplank 72-72-74-74--292
Aaron Baddeley 74-73-71-74--292
Pat Perez 75-73-75-70--293
Daniel Chopra 73-75-75-70--293
Padraig Harrington 78-67-77-71--293
Jonathan Mills 72-75-75-71--293
Justin Leonard 75-72-75-71--293
Andres Romero 71-73-77-72--293
Todd Hamilton 74-74-73-72--293
Joe Ogilvie 71-76-73-73--293
Robert Dinwiddie 73-71-75-74--293
Stuart Appleby 69-70-79-75--293
Jim Furyk 74-71-73-75--293
Oliver Wilson 72-71-74-76--293
Jarrod Lyle 75-74-74-71--294
John Rollins 75-68-79-72--294
Matt Kuchar 73-73-76-72--294
Dustin Johnson 74-72-75-73--294
Tim Clark 73-72-74-75--294
Ben Crane 75-72-77-71--295
Soren Hansen 78-70-76-71--295
Kevin Streelman 68-77-78-72--295
Martin Kaymer 75-70-73-77--295
Davis Love III 72-69-76-78--295
Stephen Ames 74-74-77-71--296
Rory Sabbatini 73-72-75-76--296
Nick Watney 73-75-77-72--297
a-Rickie Fowler 70-79-76-72--297
Alastair Forsyth 76-73-74-74--297
Brett Quigley 73-72-77-75--297
David Toms 76-72-72-77--297
John Mallinger 73-75-78-72--298
Vijay Singh 71-78-76-73--298
Paul Casey 79-70-76-73--298
Trevor Immelman 75-73-72-78--298
a-Derek Fathauer 73-73-78-75--299
D.A. Points 74-71-77-77--299
Andrew Dresser 76-73-79-72--300
Andrew Svoboda 77-71-74-78--300
Woody Austin 72-72-77-79--300
Jesper Parnevik 77-72-77-75--301
Ian Leggatt 72-76-76-77--301
Justin Hicks 68-80-75-78--301
Ross Mcgowan 76-72-78-77--303
Rich Beem 74-74-80-76--304
Chris Kirk 75-74-78-77--304

Other accounts of the 2008 U.S. Open:
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Related pages:
List of all winners of U.S. Open

 

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