By all accounts Tiger should have lost this US Open. But he didn't.
Birdied the last hole on two consecutive days to stay alive and extend the match. And finally prevailed.
Tiger Woods is now 4 professional major titles away from tying Jack Nicklaus' incredible record (those 4 majors would break the total majors record, if you count Tiger's 3 US Amateur titles and Jack's 2 US Amateur titles).
Anyway, the 2010 US Open at Pebble Beach and the 2010 British Open at St. Andrews promise to be more historic than usual.
Also, Jack has 73 PGA tour titles while Tiger now has 65. So, incredibly, it appears that in 13-14 yrs as a pro Tiger could surpass all the records that Jack amassed in about 25.
Tiger's indomitable spirit is beautiful and inspiring to watch. Too bad he endorses Buick and not Lexus, as nobody better epitomizes the phrase "The relentless pursuit of perfection".
Tuesday, June 17, 2008