Are You Kidding Me?: The Story of Rocco Mediate's by John Feinstein, Rocco Mediate

By John Feinstein, Rocco Mediate

June 2008's US Open produced some of the most unforeseen and dramatic showdowns in golfing background. each day the invincible Tiger Woods was once challenged through Rocco Mediate, a revered journeyman. On Sunday, either ended play tied at par, forcing a playoff. Defying expectancies, Mediate performed Woods to one more tie, wasting simply after forcing a sudden-death showdown.

Through all of it, Rocco Mediate emerged as probably the most likable, open, and engaging golfers. In ARE YOU KIDDING ME?, he tells the total tale of those 5 life-changing days. With John Feinstein, whose insider wisdom of the golfing international is exceptional, Mediate relives considered one of sport's maximum feats, how one guy overcame each challenge to problem the game's best.

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