Woods pleased with opening round
Tiger Woods' round of 69 on Thursday has put him in the mix to claim the 15th major of his career at the US Open at the Olympic Club.
The 36-year-old is playing with plenty of confidence having secured the Memorial Tournament last month and it shows in his performance in San Francisco so far this week. Woods recorded a strong score of 69 to put him tied second after the first round with the likes of Graeme McDowell, Justin Rose, David Toms and Nick Watney. Only Michael Thompson performed better and he leads the way thanks to an impressive score of 66 at the California course. Woods was happy with his display and is feeling confident for rest of the tournament. He said: "I played well, I felt like I had control of my game all day and stuck to my game plan. "We knew it was going to be quick, but we didn't think it was going to happen overnight. "I was very pleased with every facet of my game and I stayed very patient."