So Close, Yet So Far . . .
Tiger Woods' U.S. Open Near-Misses
Even as Tiger Woods announces he'll miss another major, it's worth revisiting the highs and lows of his U.S. Open record. It's a record that is plenty impressive: three wins, including an all-time, "Was he playing the same golf course as us?" 15-stroke win in the 2000 U.S. Open. Throw in a dominant showing at soggy Bethpage Black in 2002 and his legendary win on a broken leg in 2008 at Torrey Pines, and it's hard to believe that Woods' U.S. Open record could have been better. But in fact, it could have been much better. Woods boasts five other top 10s in his 19 appearances in the National Open, along with at least a couple of other occasions when he was squarely in contention on the weekend. What follows is a brief recap of both his best and most frustrating moments in the U.S. Open.