The Most Grueling U.S. Opens

A look back at the toughest national championships in golf history
Tiger Woods

2007, Oakmont

We come full circle with another tough test at Oakmont. Johnny Miller may have shot his famous final-round 63 here in 1973, but no one came close to that this time around. At a course whose members pride themselves on its difficulty, the best in the world found out just how hard it can play again. In the end, Angel Cabrera handled the length, high rough and slick greens the best with a four-day total of 285 (+5) to hold off Tiger Woods (left) and Jim Furyk by one. His secret weapon to handle the stress? The pack of cigarettes he appeared to go through on the final few holes.
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