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Woods a paper tiger compared to these guys

Sure, Tiger Woods showed toughness in fighting through the pain of a bum knee to win the U.S. Open in a playoff, but can sports fans really call it "courageous" -- without insulting boxers? Eric Raskin explores.

Originally Published: June 23, 2008
By Eric Raskin | ESPN.com

On June 15, after Tiger Woods' dramatic 18th-hole birdie putt secured a playoff against Rocco Mediate for the U.S. Open title, some in the media credited Woods with having "guts and courage" for not falling apart after opening the fourth round with a double-bogey and a bogey.

Hank Gola of the New York Daily News used the term "profile in courage" when writing about Tiger.

Ah yes, what guts he showed continuing to play golf in the face of adversity.

Ben Weixlmann of BleacherReport.com ...

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