FARMINGDALE, N.Y. – He lost a playoff and won something bigger than a U.S. Open could offer. Rocco Mediate won a legion of friends, a gallery of admirers, a procession of sick and broken people inspired by his effort and grace.
You remember what Earl Woods once predicted for his young son, right? The old man said Tiger would have the power to impact nations. “Not people,” Earl roared. “Nations.”