SAN DIEGO (AP) - In one of the most thrilling rounds of championship golf, Tiger Woods has won the U.S. Open.
He and Rocco Mediate (MEE'-dee-ayt) completed the scheduled 18 hole playoff tied at even par.
On the first and only hole of sudden death, Woods shot a par four while Mediate settled for a bogey.
Woods led Mediate by three shots after the first ten holes of the playoff but Mediate refused to give up.
The 45-year old birdied three of the next five holes and took the lead on 15.
Each man played par golf over the next two holes before Woods birdied number-18 while Mediate shot par.
The victory gives Woods his third U.S. Open championship and 14th major title.