|Boo Weekley 20 years ago ... just kidding, just Joe Schmo|
|He gets to play with Bubba on Tuesday. Welcome to the US Open, kid.|
Since Tiger's stunning/apocalyptic/meteoric fall from the top, we all have been wondering when he will return to his powerful self. For the past year, we have seen glimpses of the old Tiger, most recently at the Memorial. After holing out a 50-foot chip on the 16th green, flashbacks of vintage Tiger in his red Nike shirt, fist pumping his way to the trophy came across my mind. Tiger is back, right?
At 7:33AM, that question will begin to be answered as Eldrick Tont "Tiger" Woods begins his quest for a 4th US Open title, inching closer and closer to "The Golden Bear"and his 18 major titles. Playing with him will be Bubba Watson and Phil Mickelson; probably one of the best threesomes you'll ever get to witness, but Group 8 is not the only threesome to keep an eye on.
|Tiger's amazing 50ft hole out on 16|
Korea's finest sits at Group 18 with Houston's own KJ Choi, Y.E Yang, and Kyung-Tae Kim.
Team Great Britain at Group 35 is composed of the top 3 players in the world with Rory McIlroy, Lee Westwood, and Luke Donald.
I personally will have my eye on Group 44 with Rickie Fowler (America's answer to Ian Poulter), Ryo Ishikawa, and Dustin Johnson -- three of golf's brightest young stars looking to make their mark.
Tiger's pursuit back to the top begins tomorrow. He won't be alone, but I'd say he looks primed and ready.
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