Before he plays in this week’s Memorial Tournament in Columbus, Ohio, Tiger Woods is in the Tacoma, Wash., area to prepare for the 2015 U.S. Open at Chambers Bay.
Area real estate agent Steve Sloboda tweeted a picture of Woods’ private plane on the tarmac at Narrows Airport in Gig Harbor, which is 9 miles from the home to this year’s second major championship.
— Steve Sloboda (@stevesloboda) June 1, 2015
KOMO-TV’s Tim Lewis shared video on Monday of Woods playing a practice round.
— Tim Lewis (@LewisSports) June 1, 2015
USGA executive director Mike Davis cautioned the Open field — already exempt and still to qualify — that the champion this year would be a player who prepared copiously, learning the Robert Trent Jones Jr.-designed track. Davis caught flak for suggesting 10 rounds would be necessary, but Woods has heeded the call like six-time U.S. Open runner-up Phil Mickelson and reigning FedEx Cup champion Billy Horschel.
After Woods’ practice at Chambers, he’ll fly back to Muirfield Village to play in Jack Nicklaus’ home state event. It will be his first PGA Tour start since finishing T-69 at The Players in May.