Tiger Woods happy to be back at US Open but wary missing his tee time

by Theguardian

• American says traffic on Long Island could be a problem • Three-time winner says taking part is a bonus

The US Open’s attachment to controversy not only continues apace but in various forms. This, the 118th staging of the major, has included its most famous participant warn that players may miss tee times because of traffic chaos in the vicinity of the course.

An abundance of recent and high‑profile US Open matters include widespread criticism of course condition at Chambers Bay in 2015 and a rules abomination featuring the 2016 champion, Dustin Johnson. The tournament’s last visit here, in 2004, became infamous for borderline unplayable greens during round four.

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