It wasn't a surprise when Tiger Woods won the U. The tournament was played at Torrey Pines , a golf course Woods had already won on six times entering this Open. And, well, he was Tiger Woods: owner of, at the start of the championship, 13 major titles. But how Woods won it - overcoming injuries that soon after ended his season, beating journeyman Rocco Mediate in a scintillating head-to-head battle - was surprising.
US Open: Tiger Woods Wins a Thriller (with Scores)
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In and no amateur made the cut, yet never in the championship's years has there been more than a two-year stretch where the USGA has failed to see an amateur play the entire tournament. So if one is going to play all 72 holes this week, who might it be? Let's start by eliminating the least likely. Wolstenholme has had a storied amateur career but the year-old Englishman just doesn't hit it far enough to have much success on the 7,yard layout.
The list of competitors for this year's U. Open has been released. Contenders come from around the world—professionals and amateurs alike. Young and old.