Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 6/10/13
This week's U.S. Open marks a once-inconceivable five years since Tiger Woods last won a major championship, that victory coming in a memorable Monday U.S. Open playoff against Rocco Mediate at Torrey Pines in June 2008. It's the longest such slump in the 14-time major winner's career, but this year, there's a renewed sense of hope for Woods, who enters the tournament at Merion Golf Club outside Philadelphia ranked No. 1 in the world and with an efficient four PGA Tour victories in eight tournaments -- which makes it easy to dismiss his absolute train wreck at the Memorial two weeks ago. The road back to the top has not been a smooth one for Woods, however. Not at all. In fact, the last five years leading up to this resurgence have represented perhaps the most tumultuous half-decade most have ever seen out of an athlete of Woods' prominence, both on and off the course. Between personal scandal, nagging injuries and a resulting professional collapse, Woods has been tested in seemi...
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