All Eyes Tracking Tiger As 118th US Open Tees Off
Sumaira FH 3 months ago Thu 14th June 2018 | 05:40 PM
Southampton, United States, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News, app - 14th Jun, 2018 ) :Tiger Woods's latest bid to end his 10-year major championship drought begins Thursday at a US Open stacked with talent and packed with compelling story lines.
By the time Woods was to tee off at Shinnecock Hills at 1:47 p.m. (1747 GMT) -- alongside world number one Dustin Johnson and second ranked Justin Thomas -- the powerhouse group of Phil Mickelson, Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy were set to be winding things up on the par-70 course on New York's Long Island.
Mickelson, a six-time runner-up in the event, is paired with two other multiple major winners lacking just one leg of the Grand Slam -- McIlroy, who has yet to win the Masters, and Spieth, who has yet to claim a PGA Championship.
Northern Ireland's McIlroy isn't a fan of the so-called super-groups the US Golf Association likes to put together.
"At a major championship, you don't need (it)," McIlroy said. "I don't think the anticipation level can get any higher anyway."While all eyes will be on Woods, the 42-year-old star making the 10th start of his comeback after spinal fusion surgery can't be considered the most likely man in his group to contend for the title.