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I won the 2007 U.S. Open and 2009 Masters in my late 30s, largely because of my confident driving.
It's always difficult, especially the U.S. Open, the last of the Grand Slams. It's always tough because you know, the season is very long. I really played a lot this year. Sometimes it's really hard to stay focused all the time because you're really tired after the whole season.
How many years have I been watching the U.S. Open? Since I was a little kid.
The vertigo is a difficult thing: it just comes and goes whenever it pleases. I wasn't expecting it. I've had it before, and there have been years between stretches, and unfortunately it happened at the U.S. Open, and that knocked me off my feet.
When I ruptured my spleen, I was about to win the overall Series for the World Tour, and I was at the last event in Vermont for the U.S. Open and was having a great day. Then I just got a little too excited and just face-planted, and I knew something was wrong. I really couldn't breathe, and my whole body was in so much pain.
If I was to win the U.S. Open or something, I won't play again for the rest of the year.
When I'm playing my best, like I was at the U.S. Open, I feel on top of the match and able to do exactly what I want. There are other times when you're not in control, but that is tennis and you have momentum changes in every single match.
You are going to hit some good shots and not get rewarded, but that's just U.S. Open golf. It's tough; it's hard.
My first U.S. Open main draw, it was a big stadium and I wasn't really used to it.
And the question about if I ever dreamed of making the putt on the last hole of a U.S. Open when I was a kid, no, I didn't. But I hit a lot of game-winning shots on the basketball court when I was a kid.
I've only seen a handful of short clips of my U.S. Open win. I remember how I did it; I don't need to watch a video.
I heckled somebody at the U.S. Open once. And you know, tennis, it's not a good place for that.
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I love New York. It is an amazing city, and the U.S. Open is a lot about the show. There are tens of thousands of spectators; these are some of the best courts in the world, and there is nothing like being here and making memories.
Tens Of Thousands
The U.S. Open is not John Daly's style of golf.
An American champion, obviously being here in the states, is something that we all look at with the U.S. Open. But golf is played all over the world, and there are so many great golfers from other countries, and we're lucky enough that this is our home base to be able to play out of.
I caught the U.S. Open a couple of times, but, man, I would love to catch Wimbledon and watch Nadal - he is the king of all kings.
The U.S. Open just takes so much discipline. You have got to be a great putter and just kind of let things roll off your back.
I use a 1994 South African 5 rand coin to mark my ball. It reminds me of my '94 U.S. Open win at Oakmont.
I used to go to the U.S. Open on my birthdays and sit in the nosebleeds.
The very first tournament I watched is the U.S. Open when I was 13. And that was the year Juli Inkster won.
You can't have a U.S. Open anymore without an extra course to store all the hospitality tents. I used to be able to drive up to the clubhouse and park like the players. Now, there are seven corporate hospitality guys who have my spot, and I'm on a bus.
I was lucky enough to win the Davis Cup in my first year in 1999. I won my first slam at the U.S. Open in 2001 and became world No. 1 later that year. By the age of 20, I'd done it all.
The only other thing that's like video games for me is watching tennis on TV. I can have it on, and there's a rhythmic quality to it - I can be watching Wimbledon or the U.S. Open and still be working.
Tennis is interesting because the women are almost more popular than the men. In the U.S. Open, women even get exactly the same money as the men.
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I remember when I was younger taking more pride in Wimbledon than the French. That and the U.S. Open - they were the ones I wanted to win.
Added to the rooster of courses, 'Tiger Woods 10' adds in seven new courses from the pristine Bethpage Black, home of this year's U.S. Open, to the legendary Pinehurst. The Wii Weather Channel will even adjust the forecast to match the fairway because sometimes even the pros have to play in the rain.
I was always groomed by my dad to win the U.S. Open.
I think the U.S. Open just doesn't suit my personality. I'm more of a calm person. There, it's noisy all day, cars are everywhere, and it takes so long to get to the site. I know that those things shouldn't matter when you're playing, but I just find they drain your energy.
Just because I won the U.S. Open doesn't mean I'm going to change the way I live.
I've pictured winning the U.S. Open a lot of times before.
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