25 Jun '13, 8pm

Five years after losing to Tiger at the U.S. Open, Rocco Mediate is still talking about it

Five years after losing to Tiger at the U.S. Open, Rocco Mediate is still talking about it

FOX CHAPEL, Pa. — It happens every June, as regular as Father’s Day. When the United States Open rolls around, so do replays of Opens past. One seems to get more play, though, than any of the others: the 2008 Open at Torrey Pines. That’s when Tiger Woods holed the clutch putt on the 72nd hole, howled to the moon, and then went on to beat the biggest underdog of all time, a guy named Rocco, in a Monday playoff that lasted 19 holes. It’s been five years since that David vs. Goliath showdown, but it seems like just yesterday. And even though Rocco Mediate (that guy named Rocco) won six times during a successful PGA Tour career, including a couple of stellar titles at Doral and Phoenix, that playoff loss to Tiger is his defining moment. Five years later, not a day goes by… “People still mention it to me every day,” Mediate said Tuesday morning said as he prepped for this week’...

Full article: http://www.golf.com/tour-and-news/rocco-mediate-remembers...

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