Tiger Woods adamant he can win 16th major title at 2024 US Open

Tiger Woods thinks he can win the US Open at Pinehurst No. 2 in 2024 because of his physical condition.

Tiger Woods is confident he can win a 16th major championship this week at Pinehurst No. 2, despite the fact that the bookies have him pegged at odds of 225/1 to win the US Open in 2024.

On the eve of the third major of the season in North Carolina, Woods, 48, was questioned by a reporter in the media center about whether he felt that his body was in a position to win a fourth US Open title.

In a characteristically upbeat manner, Woods answered:

Yes, I do. I think I have what it takes to pull it off. It only needs to be carried out.”

You might consider Woods’ decision to make such a bold one, given that he only made three tournament appearances in 2024 and went WD-60-MC.

However, how many of us dismissed him before the 2019 Masters?

At the 2024 Masters in April, Woods broke the record for consecutive cuts, but he ultimately finished last (60th) among those who made the cut.

Prior to that, he was forced to WD in the Gensis Invitational second round and missed the cut in his subsequent US PGA start.

Due to his ongoing recuperation from ankle surgery from the previous season, Woods’ playing schedule has been restricted this time around.

That followed his terrifying vehicle accident in February 2021.

Although Woods can still “play all the shots,” he finds it difficult to navigate all 72 holes.

TIGER WOODS GOLF RESULTS 2024Genesis Invitational WDThe Masters 60US PGA MC

Woods needs to win three more majors in order to match Jack Nicklaus’s record of eighteen.

His three most recent US Open victories came at Bethpage Black (2002), Torrey Pines (2008), and Pebble Beach (2000).

Woods is aware that Pinehurst No. 2 will be a test for him, but at least he is glad that the weather will be warm.

It feels like home, Woods remarked.

We live in Florida, so dealing with heat and humidity is something we do every day.

“I just need to be mindful of the mental strain that the heat will cause and make sure I stay hydrated.” Not just for me, but for all of us as well. There will be tests for all of them.

“With the falloffs and run-offs on the greens, it will make for lengthy rounds. Time-wise, the rounds will last a little bit longer. You’ll then experience some wear and tear from spending so much time outside in the heat.”

Woods went on, “This golf course is going to test every aspect of your game, especially mentally. It will require a lot of mental discipline just to play this particular golf course.”

“We have been focusing on it and making sure I know the strategy so I can be prepared in two more days.”

At this week’s US Open, Woods also talked about working with his son Charlie Woods.

Charlie has started working as a golf coach.

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