Four months before Tiger Woods won the 2000 U.S. Open, he came from 7 strokes behind and seven holes to go, closing with a 64 to beat what opponent?
Matthew John Gogel is an American professional golfer and golf commentator who has played on the PGA Tour and the Nationwide Tour. Gogel was born in Denver, Colorado and grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he attended Bishop Kelley High School.
Woods enjoyed a strong tournament the first three days, but he looked to be out of the running on the final day when he still trailed tour rookie Matt Gogel by seven shots with Gogel just nine holes away from victory.
2000: Won by two strokes over Matt Gogel and Vijay Singh, making up a 7-stroke deficit over the final nine holes.
2001: Tied for 13th, 8 shots behind winner Davis Love III.
2002: Tied for 12th, 8 shots behind winner Matt Gogel.
It’s well documented that Tiger Woods hasn’t played in the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am in a decade, and he won it just once in 2000, his lone victory in six tries between 1997 and 2002.
Eldrick Tont “Tiger” Woods is an American professional golfer who is among the most successful golfers of all time. He has been one of the highest-paid athletes in the world for several years.