Woods wins 3rd US Open championship on 19th hole | TheUnion.com

Woods wins 3rd US Open championship on 19th hole

SAN DIEGO ” Tiger Woods has won the U.S. Open after making birdie on the last hole of an 18-hole playoff to force sudden death and then beating Rocco Mediate on the first hole.

Woods won his 14th major and stayed perfect ” 14-for-14 ” when he has held at least a share of the lead after 54 holes. Both he and Mediate shot even-par 71 over the first 18 holes, and headed to the par-4 seventh for sudden death.

Mediate hit his tee shot into a bunker, yanked his second shot well left and couldn’t get up and down from 20 feet to save par. Woods hit two shots to the green and two-putted for his third U.S. Open victory.

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