Beau Hossler's NCAA Semis Finish Draws Comparison to Tiger Woods

Beau Hossler’s NCAA Semis Finish Draws Comparison to Tiger Woods

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Beau Hossler's injury-riddled finish in the semifinals of the NCAA Golf Championship drew comparison to Tiger Woods' 2008 U.S. Open victory.
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Beau Hossler’s dramatic injury-plagued victory Tuesday in the semifinals of the NCAA Tournament drew plenty of attention, and even a lofty comparison to one of Tiger Woods’s greatest moments.

Golf Channel analyst Arron Oberholser likened Hossler’s victory despite a left shoulder injury to Woods’s 2008 U.S. Open victory, where the now 40-year-old Woods triumphed despite a badly injured left knee.

“It’s the college golf equivalent of what Tiger Woods did at the 2008 U.S. Open,” Oberholser said. “Obviously, it’s not a U.S. Open, but it’s the college golf equivalent. He was in serious discomfort, serious pain…you could tell how badly he was hurt with the swings he was making.”

Despite injuring his shoulder, Hossler was able to finish out his match on the 17th hole by getting up and down from a green-side bunker using just a putter. Check out the full Golf Channel clip below: