Woods took the US Open lead with an eagle on the 18th hole on Saturday. He quickly surrendered the lead with a double bogey on the first hole on Sunday. And didn't regain a share of the lead until a birdie on the 18th hole on Sunday.
Playing solid, yet unspectacular golf, throughout the fourth round on Sunday, Tiger was never more than two strokes out of the lead. His sore left knee provided the most theater during the round as Tiger grimaced his way through the eighteen holes.
Rocco Mediate - who has never won a major golf title - bounced into the clubhouse with a one stroke lead over Tiger Woods and his playing partner, Lee Westwood. Both made it to the 18th green with a long putt opportunity for a birdie that would take Mediate into a playoff.
Westwood's birdie putt fell short and he had to settle for par and second place.
Then it was Tiger's turn with a 15 foot putt.
Tiger examined the green like a surgeon looking for the proper place to make his first incision. He stood at his ball and took a few practice swings. Then addressed the ball in the total silence of the gallery. He struck the ball... it bounced along the smooth greens seemingly wanting to veer away from the hole, yet compelled and willed into the hole by the advancing footsteps of Tiger Woods.
The US Open will be decided by an eighteen hole playoff on Monday:
The DVR is already set!