Tiger Woods believes he has ‘the energy’ to tug off a shock victory at US Open

Tiger Woods, a 15-time main winner, arrived at Pinehurst Resort in North Carolina this week forward of the 2024 U.S. Open.

The golf icon performed a follow spherical Tuesday with Max Homa and Australian professional Min Woo Lee. Woods’ 15-year-old son Charlie was additionally current for the follow spherical.

The final time Woods was on the golf course for a aggressive match, he was at Valhalla Golf Membership for final month’s PGA Championship. 

Woods in the end missed the minimize. The 48-year-old has struggled to compete at a excessive stage since he suffered severe accidents throughout a single-car crash in 2021.

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Tiger Woods speaks to the media throughout a follow spherical previous to the U.S. Open at Pinehurst Resort June 11, 2024, in Pinehurst, N.C. (Ross Kinnaird/Getty Photos)

Over his previous 22 begins in majors, he has didn’t make the minimize 10 instances and has withdrawn on two events. Woods did handle to compete in all 4 rounds of this yr’s Masters Match at Augusta Nationwide Golf Membership. He completed the match in sixtieth place.

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Regardless of the current string of setbacks, Woods seems to stay assured he can defy the percentages and are available out victorious at Pinehurst.

Tiger Woods in sand

Tiger Woods performs a shot from a bunker on the fourth gap through the second spherical of the 2024 PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Membership Might 17, 2024, in Louisville.  (Michael Reaves/Getty Photos)

“I really feel like I’ve the energy to have the ability to do it,” Woods instructed reporters Tuesday. “It is only a matter of doing it. This golf course goes to check each single facet of your sport, particularly mentally, and simply the psychological self-discipline that it takes to play this explicit golf course. It may take rather a lot.”

Tiger Woods golfing

Tiger Woods performs his shot from the thirteenth tee through the second spherical of The Gamers Championship on the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass Might 11, 2018, in Ponte Vedra Seaside, Fla. (Sam Greenwood/Getty Photos)

Climate situations in North Carolina will possible play a job all through the match. However Woods stated enjoying within the higher 80s to mid-90s reminds him of the climate he ceaselessly contends with when he’s residence in Florida. 

“It is like residence,” stated Woods. “Scorching and humid is what we take care of each single day at residence in Florida, in order that’s nothing new. It is simply ensuring that I hold hydrated and the psychological tax that the warmth will carry. It may carry it to all of us, not simply me. Everybody goes to be examined.”

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Woods and his companions, Will Zalatoris and Matt Fitzpatrick, are scheduled to tee off at 7:29 a.m. ET Thursday.

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