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Sport What Tiger Woods said at his U.S. Open press conference Tuesday

19:51  12 june  2018
19:51  12 june  2018 Source:   golfweek.com

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A calm, ebullient and upbeat Tiger Woods spoke to media members Tuesday at Shinnecock Hills in Southampton, N.Y.

"It feels good to be here," he said. "I've missed playing the U.S. Open."

In his pre-U.S. Open press conference, the 14-time major champion covered a lot of topics, including a couple of references to his $20 million yacht "Privacy" as a "dingy."

This will be Woods' 20th U.S. Open and his first since 2015.

Here is some of what he said:

On not winning a major in a decade "I don't like that feeling. Over last 10 years I haven't done it, but the first few years of my career I did well."

On his Sunday run at Valspar: "I felt very calm. I've been there so many times in my career, it felt familiar."

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Which is why it was so surprising – and fun – to see him stunned into silence during his press conference on Tuesday . Then he broke into a huge grin. "Didn't expect that," he said . [Related: Tiger Woods still a big favorite to win the U . S . Open ].

Nobody really knew what Tiger Woods was going to talk about at his press conference on Tuesday promoting the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas. Probably some cliched quips about getting his feels back and getting ready for the Masters in April.

On his past Opens at Shinnecock Hills: "I remember Greg (Norman)had the Saturday slam that year … led all four majors on Saturday."

On his long-time rival and pal, Phil Mickelson: "We're certainly on the back end of our careers. When you are able to do something for two plus decades, you get to know someone really well."

On the extra putter in his bag: "What I've done is putt with those putters a lot. At Memorial I just didn't feel comfortable with it."

On his close calls thus far in 2018: "I've had my opportunities and am thankful for that. I wasn't sure if I'd have a chance to win again."

You can watch it all right here:

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