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The Journeyman Golfer Who Took On Tiger

Rocco Mediate pulled off one of golf's most dramatic battles in 2008 against Tiger Woods.  He is the subject of the new book <em>AreYou Kidding Me?</em>
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Rocco Mediate pulled off one of golf's most dramatic battles in 2008 against Tiger Woods. He is the subject of the new book AreYou Kidding Me?

When Rocco Mediate, a low-ranking journeyman golfer, challenged Tiger Woods to a sudden-death playoff at the 2008 U.S. Open, it one of the sports most dramatic and unlikely showdowns.

Mediate writes about the event (with John Feinstein) in the new book Are You Kidding Me?

Guest host Dave Davies fills in for Terry Gross.

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