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A Torrey Story: Woods' win was greatest U.S. Open ever

Originally Published: June 16, 2008
By Pat Forde | ESPN.com

SAN DIEGO -- Let's start by thanking the Scots.

If they hadn't come up with the odd idea of smacking rocks with sticks more than 500 years ago, we wouldn't have golf. And if we didn't have golf, Tiger Woods probably would have become something other than the greatest athlete on the planet. And if we didn't have Woods and his special Torrey Pines guest star, Rocco Mediate, we would not have had the greatest U.S. Open ever.

And arguably the greatest golf tournament ever.

It finally ...

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