ARDMORE, Pa. —
“I think the (bogey) 5 really turned my round around,” Woods said. “I drove it right in the middle of the fairway and I end up in a ball mark from somebody else’s ball mark, so it was kind of the way it went.”
This U.S. Open marks exactly five years since Woods won his last major, at Torrey Pines, which he captured in a playoff against Rocco Mediate, despite hobbling around with ligament damage. His pursuit of Jack Nicklaus’ career record of 18 majors remains stalled at 14.
Woods also shot a 76 in the final round at Shinnecock Hills in 2004, as well as two rounds of 76 at Winged Foot in 2006 when he missed the cut.