Try swinging a golf club 100 + times with pain in any part of your body. Now try doing it with a bad ACL, a torn ligament, and a double stress fracture in your knee.
Sound like fun? Well, that's what Tiger played through over not four, but five whole days in June 2008 at Torrey Pines.
Tiger's 140 after two rounds left him a stroke back of leader Stuart Appleby and in a three-way tie for second with Rocco Mediate and Robert Karlsson.
Then came Saturday. What Tiger did during the third round, I cannot fairly describe the magic that Tiger created that day. Just watch the video and take note of the 1:00, 3:10, 4:25, and 7:40 marks to see magic take place on a golf course.
Tiger stumbled on Sunday, shooting a 1-over 73, dropping him into a tie with Mediate, who had fired a 1-under 71. Tiger forced a playoff by making a clutch 15-foot birdie putt on 18 that caught the edge of the hole and rolled in, creating even more bedlam at Torrey Pines.
An 18-hole playoff on Monday produced the same thing the first 72 holes had, a tie between Woods and Mediate. On the first sudden-death hole, the 91st hole played by Tiger on his bad knee over the previous five days, he made par to Rocco's Bogey to win his most dramatic major to date.
The win marked Tiger's 14th, and last to date, Major Championship.