The 25 Gutsiest Performances in Sports History

8. Tiger Woods' 2008 U.S. Open Title

Date: June 12-16, 2008
Game: U.S. Open
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Only two months before the tournament, Woods underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee. To make matters worse, he fractured his leg in two places during rehab. That didn't stop Tiger from competing in the Open. After four days, Tiger was tied with Rocco Mediate at -1, forcing an 18-hole playoff. Throughout the tournament, Tiger had been hobbling from hole-to-hole, using his club as a walking stick, grimacing with every drive.

Despite his crushing leg injuries, he beat Mediate in the extra playoff to win his 14th major title. After the tournament, Tiger would have surgery to repair what was actually a torn ACL in his left knee. Golf may not be a tough-guy's sport, for that weekend in June, Tiger toughed it out.

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