Tiger Woods Says Winged Foot Among Most Indispensable Golf Programs Ahead of US Inaugurate

Tiger Woods practices on the 12th tee before the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament at Winged Foot Golf Club, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, in Mamaroneck, N.Y. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

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Assemble not quiz low rankings this weekend at the U.S. Inaugurate, essentially based on Tiger Woods.

The 14-time main champion acknowledged Tuesday that Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, Recent York, ranks amongst the toughest U.S. Inaugurate courses he’s ever performed. 

“I mediate or not it is staunch up there subsequent to Oakmont and I mediate Carnoustie so some distance as staunch sheer subject without even doing one thing to it,” Woods instructed reporters. “I mediate those three golf courses, they are able to host main championships without ever doing one thing to them. This one or Oakmont right here is both one or two.”

Winged Foot final held the U.S. Inaugurate in 2006, when Geoff Ogilvy won the tournament at five over. That’s tied for the worst rating for a U.S. Inaugurate winner since 1974, when Hale Irwin accomplished seven over…at Winged Foot. While golfers fared higher at the 1997 PGA Championship (Davis Admire III, 11 underneath) and 1984 U.S. Inaugurate (Fuzzy Zoeller, four underneath), or not it is determined the subject stands a necessary test this week.

Woods missed the reduce assist at the 2006 Inaugurate, his first missed reduce assist in a necessary as a legit, and accomplished 29th at the 1997 PGA.

The direction could presumably merely play even extra refined than same old this week, given the just just instantly wet stipulations and absence of spectators on the grounds. Reigning U.S. Inaugurate champion Gary Woodland acknowledged he and his caddy could presumably not catch balls in the tough when doing a apply spherical. 

Woodland, who won his title at Pebble Seaside, instructed reporters:

“I became talking to USGA [officials]; I became fully delighted they were bringing marshals out the day gone by. There became talks of not having marshals the main couple apply rounds. The apply rounds would were 10 hours out right here searching to catch golf balls.

“The truth that we receive marshals goes to wait on. In general, at the same time as you hit it outdoors the ropes too, you should presumably be hitting it in the crowds and likewise you obtained some trampled down lies. We produce not receive the relieve of that this week. So you should presumably be going to must power the golf ball in play.”