Tiger Woods Attempting 15th Major at U.S. Open

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Tiger Woods

By:  N. Tru Bass

Email: ntb@thethinering.com ►

 

Golf talk this week surrounds Tiger Woods being wet behind the ears at this year’s chosen course for the U.S. Open Tournament.    Woods recently revealed that he’s never played Merion Golf Club in Arden, PA.  Mark Steinberg confirmed that his player made a brief stop at Merion on his way to Muirfield Village for the Memorial Tournament.

Woods, the world’s number 1 ranked player, will attempt to win his 15th career major and his first since the collapse of his personal life five years ago.     

On Tuesday Woods said, "In June, obviously the weather won't be like that. It will be hotter. The ball will be flying. The clubs will be different, but the lines will be the same. It was nice to see and get an understanding of what I need to visualize and my prep next week and get ready for that. Have a nice understanding of where my sight lines are going to be and where I need to land the ball. Obviously it will be different clubs. Won't be quite as long as it was playing yesterday."

By professional standards Merion has five par 4s that measure 370 yards or less, but it also has two par 4s more than 500 yards and a 628-yard par 5.  The course is considered a short one at just under 7,000 yards.

The golf legend Jack Nicolson who lost there to Lee Trevino in 1971 recently said about Merion, “it’s going to have some holes that they’re going to abuse.  But they’re also going to have some holes on the golf course that are going to abuse them.”

The U.S. Open begins on 10 June through 16 June 2013.

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