Tiger Woods Courageously wins the U.S. Open

We talk about courage and the many people who embody this great quality. Tiger Woods represents courage to many throughout the world. At the 108th U.S. Open golf tournament at Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego, California on June 16th, 2008 Rocco Mediate’s final putt failed to win. 358 strokes to 359. Tiger Woods simply refused to lose. He needed to win, his future dependes on it. He played against doctors orders and after 3 knee surgeries, injured and warned he may re-injure his knee. Tiger decided that if he was going to risk the future, ignore the doctors and win. That takes courage. I quote Dan Wetzel of Yahoo Sports, “This was a test of will as much as a golf tournament. What he lost physically, he gained mentally.”

Rocco Mediate said “I thought I had him for awhile. I kept hitting good shot after good shot after good shot and so did he. If anybody in this world goes up against Tiger when he’s at his best, they are going to lose, it’s just that simple. I don’t care who it is.” Rocco also mentioned that where Tiger is his best is mentally.

Tiger Woods kisses the trophy after winning the 108th U.S. Open on June 16.
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