June 18, 2007

Tiger doesn’t win

by Dan Bilicki In: Golf

For the fourth U.S. Open in a row, some on from south of the equator took home the top prize; this year, it was Angel Cabrera of Argentina. Cabrera captured the title by firing off a fourth-round 69, which was good enough to hold off Tiger Woods and Jim Furyk by a stroke. Woods had an opportunity to send the final into a playoff on the 18th hole but was unable to sink his putt.

This tournament was exactly how a major should be held. Play it on an extremely tough course (Cabrera finished five over par) and have Tiger near, or at the top so people are talking about your sports’ most recognizable figure. It’s just a shame the Phil Mickelson had to chump out and complain about how he didn’t want break his wrist in the tough rough at Oakmont.

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