One of the best things about the "Feherty" show on Golf Channel is just how easy it is for David Feherty to get these professional golfers to open up about stuff you've never heard before.
Feherty has that unique ability to interview pros not just as famous athletes but as people, and the latest episode with Rocco Mediate did just that.
Mediate was asked about that incredible 2008 U.S. Open when he battled Tiger Woods down the stretch, into a playoff and nearly beat the 14-time major winner at Torrey Pines, a golf course Woods has dominated over the years.
The story turned to what happened after it was all over, and Mediate mentioned an envelope he left in Tiger's locker at the '09 Players Championship. The envelope included a photograph and a pin sheet from their battle at Torrey with a note asking for an autograph and a quote about what happened so he could frame it and put it on his wall.
Tiger simply autographed the picture, with no inscription, and left it for Mediate. What did Rocco do with it? He tossed it in the garbage, telling Feherty that he could simply buy something like that on the Internet if he wanted.
Mediate goes on to mention he's a Tiger fan, but did say, "Why wouldn’t he ... just mess with me, and sign my pin sheet, so I could put the damn thing on my wall and say, ‘I almost got the guy that day."