Tiger Woods’ quest to catch Jack Nicklaus’ record of 18 career major championships continues this week at the 120th U.S. Open at Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, New York.
The last time the U.S. Open was held at Winged Foot in 2006, Woods missed the cut at a major for the first time in his career after a pair of 76s. The 15-time major champion enters the event after a two-week break following his FedEx Cup exit with a T-51 at the BMW Championship in late August.
Woods tees off at 8:07 a.m. ET Thursday alongside PGA Championship winner Collin Morikawa and world No. 3 Justin Thomas. Following his opening round with shot-by-shot analysis below.
Hole 1 – Par 4
White hat. Dark blue shirt and vest. White pants. The Big Cat looks clean on the first tee and his opening shot of the 120th U.S. Open finds the fairway. That’s a 300-yard plus BOMB off the first with driver. Here we go. Tiger’s licking his chops after this tasty approach. He lands his ball a good 20-30 feet beyond the pin and spins it back down a slope, coming to rest just inside 20 feet for birdie.
Get excited, golf fans.
The players are ready. Winged Foot is ready. We're ready.
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