Tiger Woods is back on the golf course after a disappointing end to the 2020 FedEx Cup playoffs, in which he exited after a a 51st-place finish and 11-over-par score. Now he’ll take to the Winged Foot Golf Course in New York in search of that elusive 83rd PGA Tour event win and 16th major victory.
The last time Woods played the US Open on this course is not a happy memory for him: It was six weeks removed from the death of his father. He opened the tournament with a 6-over 76 — his worst-ever start to a major — and registered six bogeys and a double. He ended up missing the cut by three strokes.
Sporting News tracked Tiger Woods’ first round at the 2020 US Open, including stats and highlights. Follow below for complete results.
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Tiger Woods score, highlights from Round 1
(Updates in reverse chronological order).
|Hole (Par)||Tiger’s score (Overall)||Place|
|1 (4)||Even par (E)||T-4|
|2 (4)||Even par (E)||T-8|
|3 (3)||Even par (E)||T-10|
Hole 4: Par 4, 453 yards
Shot 1: Tiger blasts it up the right-hand side, but it rolls into the rough just short of the bunker.
Hole 3: Par 3, 231 yards (par)
Shot 1: Tiger goes with the long iron and hits the left-side bunker again. He has a decent lie but more than likely will have to settle for par at best.
Shot 2: He chips out but the ball rolls about 6 feet past the hole.
Shot 3: And there was no doubt about it; par.
Hole 2: Par 4, 447 yards (par)
Shot 1: Tiger one-hops his tee into the left-side bunker. Not ideal but still in play for a par or better.
Shot 2: Out of one bunker and into another; Tiger didn’t like that from the outset. Still, he’s not out of play for an up-and-down par.
Shot 3: Nice bunker shot lands Tiger about 6 feet from par. That would be pretty good all things considered.
Shot 4: And he centers it for par.
Hole 1: Par 4, 455 yards (par)
Shot 1: And we’re off. Tiger finds the fairway, not too far from groupmate Justin Thomas’ ball, 150 yards from the hole. Good start.
Shot 2: Tiger’s approach lands on the green above the tee, but keeps rolling back several feet below the pin. He’s looking at a 18-footer uphill for birdie.
Shot 3: He had a good look at it but missed just left. Tiger will have to settle for the walk-in par to start the day.
Shot 4: Par.