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US Open: Tiger Woods scampers to opening round 70 on scratchy Day 1

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US Open : Woods scampers to opening round 70 on scratchy Day 1

Tiger Woods continued his habit of managing a noteworthy position on struggling days. He was visibly scratchy in his play at the US Open. It was an 18-hole grind he was out through on Thursday in the first round on Pebble Beach. That he still managed to finish at 1 under 70 speaks volumes of his abilities.

Justin Rose leads the list but is closely followed by Woods, 5 points behind. This leaves Tiger at a good position at T-28 on the leaderboard even after struggling to put his A game forward.

As it happened, Tiger Woods’ up and down day at the US Open

Woods was good in teeing off and get into good positions only to make a meal of them. He followed good tees with below par approach shots that hurt him. The day could have been ended poorly if not for his 30 foot make at par-5 14th.

Woods hit a nice birdie at no.4 which was followed by a poor double bogey at par-3 fifth. His double cross travelled too swaying through even further. It was wild shot of colossal proportions.

He tried to chip it back into no avail earning a double-bogey 5.

The Comeback

Woods hit back with back to back birdies at par-5 sixth and par-3 seventh that had written class all over them. He hit a 22-footer at par-3 to storm back under par.

He hit 10 consecutive pars in Round 10 to complete a remarkable comeback. Although he missed a birdie opportunity when he crushed his tee shot at the par-5 18th hole.

US Open : Woods scampers to opening round 70 on scratchy Day 1

Woods hit a consecutive 10 par on round 10 to complete the Comeback. Image: Gettyimages

Nevertheless, he managed to survive the 18 hole grind and this would give him confidence. Good results on your scratchy days can inspire people you to be at your best the next opportunity and Woods will be looking to capitalise to his 16th major come Sunday. Check out Blocktoro for more exciting updates.

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