The issues at the U.S. Open in each of the past four years have varied.
If momentum counts for anything Rory McIlroy will be riding a wave when he hits the scenic beachside layout for the opening round of the U.S. Open on Thursday looking to end a almost five year major drought.
"What's not to like?" "We do things on the golf course with alternative sets of tees". "When you've got nice weather, it's quite handsome out there".
Woods's start hardly resembled the one he had in 2000 when he romped to a record 15-shot victory as he mixed three birdies with a double-bogey through eight holes to leave the 15-times major victor on one-under. Visibility was reduced to about 250 yards.
That wasn't impatience that often dooms chances at a U.S. Open.
He is one of the favorites, not only from his sheer skill, but historical reasons whether it's February or June.
The last time Mickelson competed at Pebble Beach was in February, when he won the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am for a record-tying fifth time.
"But how could you not like this place and get good vibes, especially the last couple of days with the weather we've had". Johnson shot 82 and tied for eighth. It's a pretty straightforward golf course.
"I feel like when you get in front, it gives you a lot of confidence and you go from there". It's going to play tough.
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Alex Morgan's five goals tied her with fellow American Michelle Akers for most goals in a single World Cup match. Curious to see if anyone apologises for this postgame", Twellman tweeted to his 327,000 followers.
His putter was safe and sound, and Canada gets yet another Rory story to add to a great week in Hamilton. Despite his disappointment in the 2010 US Open, he remains a fan of the course and a favourite to contend.
The rough is lush as ever.
Fowler certainly looked calm throughout Thursday's round hitting 13 of 14 fairways and 15 of 18 greens. That's true at most U.S. Opens - or used to be. "We will continue to endeavor to provide the toughest test, the ultimate test, the most comprehensive test, whatever you want to call it". "I played with less technical thoughts, and that was really it". "I turned around and walked the other way".
With his win at Shinnecock Hills previous year, Koepka became the first player since Curtis Strange in 1988-89 to win consecutive US Opens. "I know the odds are stacked up probably even more against me now". I can look back on the swings, how I was consistently swinging the club at those different time frames, how my putting stroke was at that time, and I can start to match it back up. "Athletically, that's one of the challenges". Starting this week, we'll see if it helps get him where he thinks he should be in life and golf.
"I think I've seen every Tiger Woods video you can watch", Rahm said. "And these greens ... we don't face greens like this, this small and this steep". "I felt really comfortable with everything for the last few weeks". The golf course is not overly long.
Last year's Open champion Francesco Molinari (two under through six) and Jordan Spieth (one under through four) made decent starts.
As the morning wave were wrapping up their rounds, the buzz was building around the Pebble Beach Golf Links with Woods and Koepka, the two-times defending U.S. Open champion, preparing to tee off.
"You don't have to do anything special in majors". Very similar coastline and very similar golf courses.
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