Tiger Woods takes aim at USGA over Shinnecock set-up

Tiger Woods Main

Tiger Woods made a sly dig in the direction of the USGA as the fall-out from the US Open continues to rumble.

Up until his final round at the Quicken Loans National, where he finished T4 and ten shots adrift of winner Francesco Molinari, the 14-time major champion had been tight-lipped on his opinion of the course set-up at Shinnecock Hills.

Woods missed the cut there following rounds of 78 and 72 and, with his next start at Carnoustie in less than three weeks’ time, he compared the two championships – with a bit of a pointed barb thrown in the direction of the USGA.

• Mediate furious with on Shinnecock whiners
• Incensed Daly ignites war of words with USGA

“One of the neat things about playing The Open Championship is they don't really care what par is, they just let whatever Mother Nature has,” he said.

• Phil apologises for "putt-gate"... finally!
• Legend launches scathing attack on USGA

“If it's in store for a wet Open, it is, if it's dry, it's dry. They don't try and manufacture an Open.”

Asked if his remark suggested that the USGA does care what par is, Woods replied: “Say again?” before the press conference was swiftly drawn to a close.

Tiger Chipping

Carnoustie marks Woods’ first appearance in golf’s oldest major since 2015 and asked how he rates the state of his game heading into his next event, he responded: "I've hit the ball well in this stretch, I just haven't made anything. Finally, I'm starting to make those putts – putts you're supposed to make from ten to 15 feet, but I'm also making some from outside 20. 

“I haven't done that, as I said, for the better part of two months.  So that was nice to make over 100 feet of putts, I think, twice this week. That's a positive sign.”

Share this Article

share-logo
twitter-logo facebook-logo

Latest Videos See all videos right arrow

play button
The one swing thought EVERY golfer needs
lessons
play button
FOOTJOY PRO|SL CARBON vs ECCO S-THREE - Are these the best spikeless golf shoes money can buy?
FootJoy
play button
A simple way to get better rhythm in your golf swing
lessons
play button
This drill will fix your backswing... INSTANTLY!
lessons
See all videos right arrow

Golf News

NEW! THE BUNKERED GOLF PODCAST
You'll be surprised where and when Rory McIlroy last paid a green fee
Scottish Golf announces fresh restrictions for Aberdeen golf clubs
European Tour DQs player for COVID protocol breach
US PGA 2020: Round 1 tee times

Other Top Stories

Tiger Woods: Inside his $41million Florida mansion
The very best pubs in St Andrews
The Scottish Golf Course Emoji Quiz!
24 lies every bad golfer tells
Doug Sanders: The extraordinary life of golf's original playboy

Quick Fault 'n' Fixes See all videos right arrow

play button
Extend your arms through impact
Watch
play button
How to control your distances
Watch
play button
Good fundamentals are key to a good golf swing
Watch
play button
Generate power with a good hip and shoulder turn
Watch
See all videos right arrow