Tiger Woods: Olympia Fields a ‘nice ramp-up’ for U.S. Open

Tiger Woods did not qualify this weekend for the Tour Championship, that means his PGA Tour season has come to an finish, however he mentioned the BMW Championship gave him a “nice ramp-up” for the U.S. Open.

Woods didn’t come near securing the top-five end he wanted to take his place within the discipline at East Lake subsequent week. He completed with a 1-over 71 on Sunday and was 11 over for the match, tied for 51st place.

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The 15-time main champion could have two weeks to organize for the second main of the yr at Winged Foot after his hopes of being topped FedEx Cup champion for a 3rd time have been ended.

Woods feels a testing week in such robust scoring situations at Olympia Fields will stand him in good stead to start out the 2020-21 season strongly on the U.S. Open.

“I did not play in addition to I needed to the primary couple days. Right this moment was good,” he mentioned. “I hit the ball rather well and made solely a pair putts, however immediately was extra indicative of how I need to play in a pair weeks.

“This golf course was principally a U.S. Open, with the tough being as excessive as it’s and fairways just a little bit slender. Take a look at the scores, and I do not suppose that we have seen scores like this in a non-major in a really very long time. This was an ideal ramp-up for me for the U.S. Open.

“I want I used to be taking part in subsequent week, however I’ve obtained a pair weeks off.”

Woods made two birdies within the first 4 holes Sunday however may solely add one other one on the again 9, blended in with a few dropped pictures. He completed with a double-bogey.

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