Tiger Woods reveals US Open inspiration ahead of Pebble Beach return – ‘It’s crazy’

TIGER WOODS is hoping to draw inspiration from the greatest performance of his career when he competes in the US Open this weekend.

The prestigious tournament begins at Pebble Beach on Thursday, with Tiger Woods looking to capture his first Open title in 11 years.



The Open is one of Woods’ preferred major championship tournaments, as it gave him the opportunity to showcase himself as one of the most dominant athletes in modern history when he first won the title.

Back in 2000, Woods produced a career-defining performance to win the event for the first time, a result which would kickstart the coining of the ‘Tiger Slam’ – the feat of winning all four major titles in concession.




The American finished 12 under par on his final scorecard back then, finishing 15 shots ahead of second-placed Miguel Angel Jimenez and Ernie Els.

Woods will be looking to re-enact some of that magic this weekend, as he heads to California as one of the favourites after winning the Masters back in April.

“It’s been 19 years. I still remember most of the shots I hit that week.

“It was just one of those weeks where I don’t know how I pulled it off, but on seaside Poa annua, I never missed a putt inside 10 feet for a week.”

One of the most memorable moments from Woods’ 2000 victory came when he drained a long putt for a birdie on the 12th hole after stewards had sounded a horn suspending play for the day due to bad lighting.

Despite the warning, Woods decided to finish the hole, putting home from 30 feet to take birdie.


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