Tiger Woods ranks Winged Foot among the toughest courses ahead of the US Open

Tiger Woods has seen his stake in tough golf courses over the years. He did not hesitate to ask where Winged Golf Golf Club is the site of this week’s US Open.

“Well, I think it’s right next to Oakmont and I think Carnevie is just as hard to do as anything,” Woods said Tuesday during a pre-tournament news conference. They can host big championships without ever doing anything.

“This one or Oakmont is either one or two here.”

Carnoveri is Scotland’s The Open Place, where in 2018 Francesco Molinari won. Oakmont has hosted several US Open in 2016, won in 2016 by Dustin Johnson. Winged Foot is receiving the US Open for the sixth time, the first time since 2006 when Geoff Ogilvy won a shot as both Phil Mickelson and Colin Montgomery had the final hole double-bogeyed.

Woods missed the cut, the first time he did so in a major championship as a pro. Woods played at Foote for 29th at the 1997 PGA Championship.

Of course, Mamaroneck of New York has a reputation for being difficult. When Ogilvy won in 2006, his winning score was 285, 5 overs. When Hal Irwin won 287 in 1974, the tournament was named “The Massacre at Winged Foot”.

At 7,477 yards, the winged leg is a Para-70 with just two par-5s. It has a brutal finishing of five straight par-4s, not less than 425 yards.

“There’s no trick for it, you just step up and hit good shots,” said Gary Woodland, who won the US Open last year at Pebble Beach. Ball at Farewell. If you don’t do this, you’re going out and you’re trying to hit close, because you won’t be able to push it too far from the rough.

“For me, this week and I’ve spent the last two weeks making an emphasis that a golf ball is going on at home, and that’s definitely the key to this week. ‘

Ah, fat. This always causes problems in Winged Foot. Woods wondered if it could be cut before the tournament started, given how wet it is. Woodland said without an audience, it can be difficult to find a ball that travels in the rough. He played his first practice round on Saturday and said he did not take the ball back when a bowler was working on his ball.

He said, “We didn’t get until we stepped on it.” The golf ball can disappear very quickly.

“I was talking to the USGA [officials]; I was glad they were bringing Marshall out yesterday. There was talk of no marshals in the first doubles practice tours. The practice time would have been 10 hours here trying to find golf goals.

“The fact that we have marshals is going to help. Usually, if you hit it outside the ropes as well, you’re killing it in a crowd and you’ve got to lie something. We don’t have this week’s advantage. Is. So you are going to play golf ball in play. ”

“So far it seems very, very difficult,” ‘said Johnson, the No. 1-ranked player in the world. “One of the toughest guys I’ve ever played. But it’s fair. There’s nothing really hard about it. You just have to get good shots.”

None of this is particularly good for Woods, who got a taste of the US Open status at the site of the BMW Championship at Olympia Fields at least three weeks ago. That course played a lot like the US Open, but Woods managed to only finish 51st. He made only nine birdies for the week and struggled with his putting.

Since the restart of the PGA Tour in June, Woods has played just four events, his best being a tie for the 27th PGA Championship. During that time, he did just four rounds in the 60s and did not equal any round at Olympia Fields. Woods, who won his 82nd PGA Tour event in October last year, fell from sixth place in the world earlier this year to its 21st week.

“This year I haven’t really done as well as I wanted to, and the time I made some swing mistakes, I missed it in the wrong places,” he said. “As a result, I just didn’t have it. Feeling right. I made mistakes here and ended up making me not run parse or birdie, and as a result, I found myself in contention to win the events.” Has not been inserted