As Tiger Woods continues his resurgence he has been credited with assisting American golf’s own upswing. The US Open gets under way on Thursday with the United States seeking to maintain a run in which it holds every men’s major championship and significant transatlantic team trophy.
Such a scenario will always resonate in a Ryder Cup year. The man Europe will place the most faith in when the USA visit France in September, Rory McIlroy, believes the return of Woods has had a positive impact on his countrymen. Woods, amid this compelling return from back surgery, tees off at Shinnecock Hills seeking to add a 15th major to his CV.
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