Seven was not lucky for Tiger Woods Thursday.
Woods began his run at the 2018 U.S. Open with a disastrous triple-bogey seven on the par-4 first hole Thursday.
It was a calamitous beginning for Woods, who had clearly made winning this Open a priority in his above-par 2018 comeback. Woods has not won a major since the 2008 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines, nor has he won a PGA Tour event since 2015.
The hole began innocently enough with an dead-straight iron off the tee, right down the middle. No nerves there.
— U.S. Open (USGA) (@usopengolf) June 14, 2018
Peril struck with Woods’ approach shot, which he airmailed from 151 yards over the green.
It was a bad miss into the wind that left Woods below the level of the green and set up the golf-cart wreck that followed.
Woods compounded his mistake by trying to get cute with his third shot. It landed on the edge of the back of the green, barely moved forward and then rolled back off the false back.
It trickled left and off the green.
Tiger took putter here and hit it fat. That shot also failed to make the green and rolled back about 10 feet in front.
Tiger’s third putt landed on the green and raced about eight feet by the cup. He would miss his double-bogey attempt, settling for a not-so-lucky seven.