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Tiger Woods Starts U.S. Open With A Triple Bogey Seven

SOUTHAMPTON, NY - JUNE 14: Tiger Woods of the United States lines up his putt on the second green during the first round of the 2018 U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club on June 14, 2018 in Southampton, New York. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

Hopes were as high as they have been in years that Tiger Woods could finally add to the 14 majors he has won in his illustrious career.

The tough Shinnecock Hills set-up wasn’t going to allow anyone to romp away from the field as Brooks Koepka did last year, so all Woods had to do was to hang around until the business end of the tournament.

His start to the U.S. Open has already given Woods an uphill climb, however.

Playing with Justin Thomas and Dustin Johnson, Tiger, who lasted competed in the U.S. Open in 2015, hit iron off the first tee to find the fairway.

His approach couldn’t hold the green, going over the back to some customarily bizarre crowd chants.

After a failed flop shot, Woods’ putt uphill came nowhere near close to making it over the brow, with the ball torturing him on its slow descent.

The third attempt made it onto the green, and the following sixth shot left a six and a half foot putt for a six, but a miss to the right saw him card a seven on the first hole, which is playing fourth easiest today.

A bogey on the second, after a hit green yet again went over the back, left Tiger on +4 after just two holes, though two pars afterwards steadied the ship.

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