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May 18, 2008

Pennsylvania native Jim Furyk begins the fourth round of the 2007 U.S. Open Championship at Oakmont. Furyk drew large galleries all week, and in the end fell just a stroke short of winning his second U.S. Open Championship.Pennsylvania native Jim Furyk begins the fourth round of the 2007 U.S. Open Championship at Oakmont. Furyk drew large galleries all week, and in the end fell just a stroke short of winning his second U.S. Open Championship.

Tiger Woods pitches up during his final round at Oakmont. Despite a handful of driveable par-4s (and a par-3 or two!), Woods was unable to capitalize, making only one birdie in his final 32 holes.Tiger Woods pitches up during his final round at Oakmont. Despite a handful of driveable par-4s (and a par-3 or two!), Woods was unable to capitalize, making only one birdie in his final 32 holes.

Justin Rose shot a 76 to finish in a tie for 10th, with Stephen Ames, now of Canada, and fellow Englishman Paul Casey. Nick Dougherty was low Brit, finishing a stroke ahead.Justin Rose shot a 76 to finish in a tie for 10th, with Stephen Ames, now of Canada, and fellow Englishman Paul Casey. Nick Dougherty was low Brit, finishing a stroke ahead.

Aaron Baddeley began the final round with a two-stoke lead but lost it -- and more -- after opening with a triple bogey seven. He ended a long Father's Day at Oakmont with an 80.Aaron Baddeley began the final round with a two-stoke lead but lost it -- and more -- after opening with a triple bogey seven. He ended a long Father's Day at Oakmont with an 80.

Tee to green, Tiger Woods outplayed the field, hitting a remarkable 17 of 18 greens in regulation on Saturday. For the tournament, he tied for 41st in putting.Tee to green, Tiger Woods outplayed the field, hitting a remarkable 17 of 18 greens in regulation on Saturday. For the tournament, he tied for 41st in putting.

After firing a sterling 66 on Friday, Paul Casey of England scored 72-76 on the weekend to finish at 291, six strokes back of Angel Cabrera.After firing a sterling 66 on Friday, Paul Casey of England scored 72-76 on the weekend to finish at 291, six strokes back of Angel Cabrera.

Steve Stricker again showed his major mettle, shooting a 68 on Saturday to have a shot at winning. His Sunday 76 left him just outside the top 10.Steve Stricker again showed his major mettle, shooting a 68 on Saturday to have a shot at winning. His Sunday 76 left him just outside the top 10.

Long-bombing left-hander Bubba Watson lets one fly on Sunday. Watson needed two birdies coming down to catch Cabrera but was unable to use his length to his advantage. Watson's tie for fifth was good for $249,000.Long-bombing left-hander Bubba Watson lets one fly on Sunday. Watson needed two birdies coming down to catch Cabrera but was unable to use his length to his advantage. Watson's tie for fifth was good for $249,000.

Angel Cabrera urges a putt to drop on Sunday. Enough did; he took just 28 putts during his final round (versus 36 on Saturday) to record his second sub-par round of the tournament.Angel Cabrera urges a putt to drop on Sunday. Enough did; he took just 28 putts during his final round (versus 36 on Saturday) to record his second sub-par round of the tournament.

J.J. Henry plays from the church pew bunkers on Sunday. He finished tied for 53rd, and heads back to his home-state of Connecticut to defend his 2006 title this week at the Travelers Championship outside of Hartford.J.J. Henry plays from the church pew bunkers on Sunday. He finished tied for 53rd, and heads back to his home-state of Connecticut to defend his 2006 title this week at the Travelers Championship outside of Hartford.

Tiger Woods takes iron off the 10th tee on Sunday. Woods hit 50 percent of fairways on Sunday, and 55 percent for the week.Tiger Woods takes iron off the 10th tee on Sunday. Woods hit 50 percent of fairways on Sunday, and 55 percent for the week.

Angel Cabrera acknowledges the capacity crowd at Oakmont on Sunday. The Argentine speaks little English, but the praise for his play during the U.S. Open was universal. His Sunday 69 was bettered only by tour rookie Anthony Kim, who shot 67.Angel Cabrera acknowledges the capacity crowd at Oakmont on Sunday. The Argentine speaks little English, but the praise for his play during the U.S. Open was universal. His Sunday 69 was bettered only by tour rookie Anthony Kim, who shot 67.

Vijay Singh of Fiji comes out of the bushes off the 12th fairway after playing his ball during the final round. Singh shot a 70 on Saturday, but failed to make a move up the leaderboard on Sunday, shooting a 76.Vijay Singh of Fiji comes out of the bushes off the 12th fairway after playing his ball during the final round. Singh shot a 70 on Saturday, but failed to make a move up the leaderboard on Sunday, shooting a 76.

Needing birdie to tie Cabrera, Jim Furyk balances an iron on his head after striking his approach shot on the 18th fairway. After making three straight late birdies, Furyk was undone by a bogey on 17. The 18th hole gave up only four birdies on Sunday; Furyk's 45-footer to tie Cabrera failed to drop.Needing birdie to tie Cabrera, Jim Furyk balances an iron on his head after striking his approach shot on the 18th fairway. After making three straight late birdies, Furyk was undone by a bogey on 17. The 18th hole gave up only four birdies on Sunday; Furyk's 45-footer to tie Cabrera failed to drop.

Tiger Woods puts his head down after missing a birdie putt on the 18th green during the final round. He had a big-breaking 30-footer to tie Cabrera and force a Monday 18-hole playoff. He's now finished 1, 1, 2 and 2 in his last four majors.Tiger Woods puts his head down after missing a birdie putt on the 18th green during the final round. He had a big-breaking 30-footer to tie Cabrera and force a Monday 18-hole playoff. He's now finished 1, 1, 2 and 2 in his last four majors.

Angel Cabrera of Argentina hugs the winner's trophy after his victory. Cabrera won the tournament 5-over-par 285. It's the second-straight year an International player has finished on top at the U.S. Open, at five over par.Angel Cabrera of Argentina hugs the winner's trophy after his victory. Cabrera won the tournament 5-over-par 285. It's the second-straight year an International player has finished on top at the U.S. Open, at five over par.

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