Open win Tiger's ultimate tribute to Earl

Updated: July 26, 2006, 12:38 PM ET
By Pat Forde | ESPN.com

HOYLAKE, England -- Up in the Great Clubhouse in the Sky, Earl Woods is loving this one.

Got himself a whiskey tumbler in one hand and a burning cigarette in the other. Got tears rolling down his cheeks. Got something to say to everyone around him at the 19th hole: "That's my boy. That's how I taught him to play thinking man's golf."

Tiger Woods is the boy Earl shaped into the greatest athlete on the planet, and the boy who just took another significant step toward being the greatest ...

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