Tiger Woods started the fourth round of the U.S. Open with the lead. In 13 previous occasions, when Tiger led a Major tournament after 3 rounds, he won all thirteen tournaments.
Rocco Mediate hasn't won a tournament in 6 years. He has never won a Major. He talks and jokes non-stop as he plays. He looks like he's having the time of his life.
Tiger is recovering from knee surgery and is in obvious pain. He guts it out and keeps making amazing shots to dig himself out of whatever trouble he gets into.
Rocco is 45 years old. No one that age has ever won the U.S. Open and no one that age has ever been a first-time winner in any of the Majors.
The last two players on the course, Tiger and Lee Westwood teed off at the 18th, both of them one stroke behind Rocco. The 18th is a par five and Eagles are definitely possible. Both of them teed off into fairway bunkers, which made it unlikely that either would get that eagle to take the win.
Both of them managed to get on the green with a possibility of birdie...which would force a playoff. Westwood missed. Tiger did not.
Tomorrow, Tiger and Rocco play an 18 hole playoff. I have no idea who to root for! Amazing!