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Tiger defeated Rocco, the Net

Not only was Tiger Wood’s epic 2008 U.S. Open victory one for the (sporting) ages, it was also the first and only time that golf has threatened the well-being of the interwebs:

When Woods was battling Rocco Mediate June 16 in the U.S. Open playoff, Internet service providers saw such a spike in usage—a 15 to 25 percent increase, according to Arbor Networks—they at first thought some kind of cyber attack was underway.

(tks KM | via Golf Digest)