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U.S. Open

Last Time At Congressional...

June 2011
In 1997, 21-year-old Tiger Woods won the Masters by an astonishing 12 shots to become the tournament's youngest winner. Two months later, Woods arrived in the nation's capital with unprecedented fanfare for his first U.S. Open as a pro. With a T-19 finish, the world discovered the phenom was human. Instead, 27-year-old Ernie Els edged out Colin Montgomerie and Tom Lehman to claim his second U.S. Open title and grab the game's spotlight back from Woods -- at least, for the moment.
Tiger Woods press conference

Packed to the rafters: Tiger Woods speaks at a press conference prior to the start of competition.
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