Steve Elling played Oakmont Monday and lives to write about just how correct both Tiger and Phil were in their assessments:
Speaking for the parade of media hacks who hung around Oakmont Country Club on Monday, we're sorry we doubted you, man.
Moreover, Phil Mickelson, for all the abuse he took for offering an honest opinion, wasn't entirely wrong, either.
Last week at the U.S. Open, Woods twice asserted that a 10-handicap player, counting every shot and playing by the rulebook, couldn't crack the century mark at absurdly difficult Oakmonster, the hardest course he had ever played.
"No chance," Woods said.
Mickelson, in a parting comment that prompted some to characterize him as a whiner, said the course was "dangerous" because the rough was so deep, players risked injuring their wrists and hands.
After spending five murderous hours on the course Monday, we're here to offer assurance in first-hand fashion that both were right on the money, in either fact or principle.
You'll have to click on the story link to find out how Elling broke 100!