Tiger Woods returned to the scene of his most complete triumph Thursday, but Pebble Beach wasn’t in a nostalgic mood. Ten years after his epic 15-shot US Open triumph here in 2000, Woods couldn’t manage one birdie in three-over opening round 74 of the 2010 edition of the championship. As he battled his way around, Woods said, there were no wistful memories of his six-under first-round effort a decade ago, which launched the unprecedented “Tiger Slam”.
“The holes are much different and the bunkering is much different. “It was so bouncy out there,” Woods said of Pebble Beach’s poa annua greens. A few of the hoes are totally different.” Ho #16 has been a real mother of a ho.