15 days until golf: Tiger's all-time performance at Pebble Beach
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The PGA Tour plans to restart its season June 11 after halting due to the coronavirus pandemic. Each day until then, we'll highlight key moments, people, or facts relating to where we are in the countdown.

It's the greatest major championship performance ever.

There's really no debate, as Tiger Woods' 15-shot victory at Pebble Beach for the 2000 U.S. Open title reigns supreme.

Woods obliterated the competition by finishing at 12-under par, with Ernie Els and Miguel Angel Jimenez serving as his closest competition at 3-over. Afterward, Jimenez joked about when the playoff would be for the tournament he and Els competed in because Tiger was on a completely different level.

The wildest part about his tournament is the fact it could have gone horribly wrong on Saturday. After darkness suspended play Friday night, Tiger took a few balls out of his bag to practice prior to the resumption of Round 2. His caddie, Steve Williams, failed to check the bag Saturday morning, and they played the round with only four balls available.

Williams never told Tiger about the mistake, which almost proved costly when Woods tossed two of the balls to a kid in the crowd. He later pulled his drive into the water on 18. If Tiger lost another ball on 18, he could have been disqualified.

Of course, he didn't, and Woods entered the final round with a gigantic 10-shot lead.

But a blowout victory wasn't enough for Tiger. He made a point to play the final round without a bogey, which is why he was unleashing fist pumps after making crucial par saves on Sunday.

In the end, Woods went 65-69-71 prior to a bogey-free 67 to secure the largest-ever victory in a major championship, breaking Old Tom Morris' record that stood since 1862. At the time, it was his third major title and the first leg of what would become known as the Tiger Slam.

These highlights are always worth rewatching:

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