Tiger Woods hasn’t been this busy on the golf course all year. And the Memorial hasn’t even started. Woods began his week by flying to Pacific Northwest for two days of practice at Chambers Bay, the start of his preparations for the U.S. Open. The course along the shores of Puget Sound is so mysterious to so many players that he said it took nearly 7 hours to get through 18 holes on his first day of practice. “And the next day – yesterday – was a little bit quicker because we knew what to do, what to expect, what lines to take,” Woods said Wednesday after his pro-am round at Muirfield Village in Dublin, Ohio. “We just knew how to play the golf course.” That’s not an issue at the Memorial – which starts this morning ( 11:30, Golf) – where Woods has won a record five times. – AP
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