PEBBLE seaside (Reuters) - plenty has changed due to the fact Tiger Woods romped to a report 15-stroke victory on the 2000 US Open at scenic Pebble beach.

in the ensuing 19 years, Woods’ frame has been battered and surgically repaired, gadget has stepped forward and his hairline is receding. However, the Pebble beach golf links has remained quite an awful lot unchanged and so has Woods’ method as the usa Open returns to the breath-taking coastal California direction.


“That component surely hasn’t modified that much,” stated Woods during his pre-match press conference on Tuesday. Due to the golf ball goes in addition than it did lower back in 2000, I’m slower than i was in 2000.

“i am approximately the identical distance, so the golf path genuinely doesn’t play that much in another way for me.

“It’s only a count of placing the ball within the right spots.”

earlier than things flip critical with begin of first spherical play on Thursday, Woods allowed himself a pleasant stroll down memory lane as he recalled what's arguably the finest overall performance in the game’s history.

At the peak of his powers, a then 24-12 months-old Woods demolished the sector with a tournament for the a long time. He received his first US Open with the aid of what stays the most important winning margin in main championship golfing.

“It’s loopy. It’s been 19 years,” reminisced Woods. “I nevertheless keep in mind most of the shots I hit that week.

“It was simply one of these weeks where I don’t know how I pulled it off, however on seashore poa annua, I by no means overlooked a putt inside 10 feet for per week.

“It befell to be a very special week. I made the whole lot.

“And no longer best that, i was hitting it properly. And when I did pass over it, I overlooked it in all the proper spots.”

Now 43, Woods has reached the stage of his career where every victory includes greater importance.

In April, the previous-global number one completed one among game’s extremely good all-time comebacks while he ended an eleven-12 months most important title drought with a inspiring win on the Masters.

A win on Sunday might provide Woods his 82nd PGA tour name and go away him shy of Jack Nicklaus’s principal record of 18.

although he fails to obtain both of those milestones this week, a buoyant Woods reckons time is still on his facet with 10 years and 40 majors left to obtain his Holy Grail.

“If I maintain progressing how i'm bodily and the way I’m getting higher and better bodily the last couple of years, I just want to present myself probabilities,” stated Woods. “Hypothetically, let’s say I deliver myself 10 years.

“That’s 40 important championships. That’s a variety of majors.”