Paul McGinley: Woods back to his Masters-winning form in the US Open
Woods will play among American Jordan Spieth and England’s Justin Rose for the first two rounds at the famed place in California. McGinley says the course will”suit” that the American’s style of play. Tiger Woods will go back to his Masters-winning form in the US Open, says former Ryder cup ruler Paul McGinley. “The major determining factor for me is that the golf course is likely to match the kind of drama that he has in the present time.” The US Open begins at Pebble Beach on Thursday – the spectacle of Woods’ first victory in the championship in 2000. American Brooks Koepka was grouped with Italian Francesco Molinari and Norweigian Viktor Hovland for the first two rounds of the US Open at Pebble Beach because he begins his bid for a third consecutive win at the event.
“I think we are going to find the Tiger Woods from the Experts for two reasons,” McGinley said. “He showed a bit of form at The Memorial, and I think he is gearing up for a compelling performance at Pebble. McGinley, who led Europe to Ryder Cup success in 2014, added: “He is a ball-control participant who can shape it will, both right to left and left right. He can receive his trajectories high and low, which will be significant at the wind. “There are not a lot better iron players in the game who are great as Tiger at this time.” “I think he has over the hangover of winning a major championship again. He did not play with a whole lot of golf between the PGA and that. He was likely under-prepared; clearly, he was competitive.