Are You Kidding Me? by Rocco Mediate
The Story of Rocco Mediate's Extraordinary Battle with Tiger Woods at the US Open

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June 2008's US Open produced one of the most unexpected and dramatic showdowns in golf history. Day after day the invincible Tiger Woods was challenged by Rocco Mediate, a respected journeyman. On Sunday, both ended play tied at par, forcing a playoff. Defying expectations, Mediate played Woods to yet another tie, losing only after forcing a sudden-death showdown.

Through it all, Rocco Mediate emerged as one of the most likable, open, and fascinating golfers. In ARE YOU KIDDING ME?, he tells the full story of these five life-changing days. With John Feinstein, whose insider knowledge of the golf world is unparalleled, Mediate relives one of sport's greatest feats, how one man overcame every obstacle to challenge the game's finest.
 

About Rocco Mediate

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John Feinstein is the bestselling author of Let Me Tell You a Story, Caddy for Life, Open, The Punch, The Last Amateurs, The Majors, A Good Walk Spoiled, A Civil War, A Season on the Brink, Play Ball, Hard Courts, and two novels. He writes for Inside Sports, Golf, Tennis Magazine, and Basketball America and commentates on NPR and CBS. John Feinstein lives in Potomac, MD, and Shelter Island, NY. Rocco Mediate has been playing professional golf since 1985. He lives in Los Angeles.
 
Published April 24, 2009 by Little, Brown and Company. 322 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction

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Are You Kidding Me?: The Story of Rocco Mediate's Extraordinary Battle with Tiger Woods at the US Open by Rocco Mediate and John Feinstein does just that and in entertaining and enlightening fashion.

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Book Reporter

Feinstein returns to the 2008 U.S. Open held at Torrey Pines in ARE YOU KIDDING ME?: The Story of Rocco Mediate's Extraordinary Battle with Tiger Woods at the U.S. Open, an aptly titled saga of another major golf championship that leaves fans shaking their heads in amazement and incredulity.

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The Golf Blogger

If you’ve read A Good Walk Spoiled: Days and Nights on the PGA Tour , Open: Inside the Ropes at Bethpage Black , or Tales from Q School: Inside Golf’s Fifth Major , you’ll find it comfortably familiar.

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Golf.com

Rocco Mediate might have lost the U.S. Open at Torrey Pines last year to Tiger Woods, but he won a legion of fans who were transfixed by the sight of a middle-aged journeyman going 91 holes with the champ in the most uplifting second-place finish since Rocky Balboa lost the decision to Apollo Cre...

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