June 16, 2002: Tiger Woods wins U.S. Open at Bethpage Black

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In the U.S. Open's first trip to Bethpage State Park, Tiger Woods took the Black Course by storm, closing out a 3-under-par tournament to capture his eighth major championship on June 16, 2002.

Tiger Woods holds the 2002 U.S. Open Golf
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Tiger Woods holds the 2002 U.S. Open Golf Championship trophy, Sunday, June 16, 2002, at the Black Course of Bethpage State Park in Farmingdale, N.Y.

Phil Mickelson hits from the rough on the
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Phil Mickelson hits from the rough on the 16th hole during the final round of the U.S. Open Golf Championship at the Black Course of Bethpage State Park in Farmingdale, N.Y., Sunday, June 16, 2002. Mickelson, who bogeyed the hole, finished three strokes behind Tiger Woods, who won the championship.

Phil Mickelson looks at his ball in the
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Phil Mickelson looks at his ball in the rough on the 16th hole during the final round of the U.S. Open Golf Championship at the Black Course of Bethpage State Park in Farmingdale, N.Y., Sunday, June 16, 2002. Mickelson, who bogeyed the hole, finished three strokes behind Tiger Woods, who won the championship.

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Tiger Woods tips his cap to the cheering
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Tiger Woods tips his cap to the cheering crowd while walking up to the 18th green during the final round of the U.S. Open Golf Championship at the Black Course of Bethpage State Park in Farmingdale, N.Y., Sunday, June 16, 2002. Woods won by three strokes over second place finisher Phil Mickelson.

Nick Faldo lines up a putt on the
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Nick Faldo lines up a putt on the first hole during the final round of the U.S. Open Golf Championship at the Black Course of Bethpage State Park in Farmingdale, N.Y., Sunday, June 16, 2002.

Phil Mickelson hits to the fifth green from
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Phil Mickelson hits to the fifth green from the rough during the final round of the U.S. Open Golf Championship at the Black Course of Bethpage State Park in Farmingdale, N.Y., Sunday, June 16, 2002.

Tiger Woods holds his trophy and embraces his
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Tiger Woods holds his trophy and embraces his mother, Kultida Woods, left, after winning the U.S. Open Golf Championship at the Black Course of Bethpage State Park in Farmingdale, N.Y. , Sunday, June 16, 2002.

Jeff Maggert follows through on his tee shot
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Jeff Maggert follows through on his tee shot at the fourth hole during the final round of the U.S. Open Golf Championship at the Black Course of Bethpage State Park in Farmingdale, N.Y., Sunday, June 16, 2002.

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Phil Mickelson watches his tee shot on the
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Phil Mickelson watches his tee shot on the second hole during the final round of the U.S. Open Golf Championship at the Black Course of Bethpage State Park in Farmingdale, N.Y., Sunday, June 16, 2002.

Tiger Woods hits his drive on the 10th
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Tiger Woods hits his drive on the 10th tee during the final round of the U.S. Open Golf Championship at the Black Course of Bethpage State Park in Farmingdale, N.Y., Sunday, June 16, 2002.

Tiger Woods gestures as he watches his shot
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Tiger Woods gestures as he watches his shot to the 13th hole Sunday, June 16, 2002 at the U.S. Open Golf Championship at the Black Course of Bethpage State Park in Farmingdale, N.Y.

Scott Hoch, wearing a New York City skyline
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Scott Hoch, wearing a New York City skyline shirt, looks over his putt on the third green during the final round of the U.S. Open Golf Championship at the Black Course of Bethpage State Park in Farmingdale, N.Y., Sunday, June 16, 2002.

Phil Mickelson cheers along with the crowd Sunday,
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Phil Mickelson cheers along with the crowd Sunday, June 16, 2002, after his birdie putt on the eighth hole at the U.S. Open Golf Championship at the Black Course of Bethpage State Park in Farmingdale, N.Y.

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Sergio Garcia hits out of the green-side bunker
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Sergio Garcia hits out of the green-side bunker on the fifth hole during the final round of the U.S. Open Golf Championship at the Black Course of Bethpage State Park in Farmingdale, N.Y., Sunday, June 16, 2002.

Sergio Garcia lines up his putt on the
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Sergio Garcia lines up his putt on the third hole Sunday, June 16, 2002 at the U.S. Open Golf Championship at the Black Course of Bethpage State Park in Farmingdale, N.Y.

Sergio Garcia, left, and Tiger Woods talk on
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Sergio Garcia, left, and Tiger Woods talk on the 11th hole while waiting for play to resume after a rain delay during the final round of the U.S. Open Golf Championship, Sunday, June 16, 2002, at the Black Course of Bethpage State Park in Farmingdale, N.Y.

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