Tiger Woods Honored with Plaque at Torrey Pines Commemorating 2008 US Open Title

Jenna CiccotelliCorrespondent IIJune 16, 2021

FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2019, file photo, Tiger Woods smiles during the winner's ceremony after winning the Zozo Championship PGA Tour at the Accordia Golf Narashino country club in Inzai, east of Tokyo, Japan. A man who found Woods unconscious in a mangled SUV last week after the golf star who later told sheriff's deputies he did not know how the collision occurred and didn't even remember driving, crashed the vehicle in Southern California, authorities said in court documents. Law enforcement has not previously disclosed that Woods had been unconscious following the collision.  (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)
AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File

Golf legend Tiger Woods was recognized on the No. 18 hole at Torrey Pines Golf Club, with a new plaque recognizing his legendary putt—with two stress fractures and a torn ACL—that forced a playoff before he went on to win the 2008 U.S. Open. 


History cemented.<br><br>There’s a new plaque at Torrey Pines to celebrate Tiger Woods’ iconic putt on the 18th green at the 2008 U.S. Open.<br><br>(📸: @USGA) pic.twitter.com/MdBTeZArfu

The plaque was unveiled as the San Diego City Council and Mayor Todd Gloria proclaimed the official start of United States Open Championship Week in the city, according to David Dusek of GolfWeek

Woods—who hasn't won the U.S. Open since that iconic moment, which marked his third career victory in the major—won't be participating when the U.S. Open comes to San Diego this weekend as he continues to recover from injuries sustained in a February car crash.