Woods returns to Masters-winning form at US Open – McGinley

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Woods won the US Open in 2000, 2002 and 2008 and finished 11 years in another major at Mastings OpenDate 2019: June 13-16 Location: Pebble Beach, CaliforniaCoverage: live text commentary on the BBC Sport website and commentary on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra

Tiger Woods returns to its Masters-winning form during the US Open, says former Ryder cup captain Paul McGinley.

Since ending an 11-year anniversary to claim a 15th major at the Masters in April, Woods missed the cut in the US PGA Championship and finished ninth at the Memorial Tournament.

The US Open starts Thursday at Pebble Beach – the scene of Woods & # 39; first victory in the tournament in 2000.

McGinley says the course will "fit the American's playing style" "

" I think we'll see the Masters Tiger Woods for two reasons, "McGinley said. "He showed a bit of form at The Memorial and I think he is getting ready for a very strong performance at Pebble.

" I think he has overcome the hangover of winning a big championship again. He didn't play much golf between that and the PGA. He was probably under-prepared, certainly he was competitive.

"The big determining factor for me is that the golf course will really match the playing style that it has at the moment."

McGinley, who led Europe to the Ryder Cup victory in 2014, added: "He is a ball-controlled player capable of shaping it as desired, from right to left as well as from left to right, he can make his trajectories high and low, which will become important in the wind.

"There are not much better iron players in the game who are currently good as Tiger."

Woods will play with American Jordan Spieth and Justin Rose from England for the first two rounds at the famous location in California.

American Brooks Koepka is grouped with Italian Francesco Molinari and Norwegian amateur Viktor Hovland for the first two rounds of the US Open at Pebble Beach starts his bid for a third consecutive victory in the event.

The number one in the world won his second US PGA Championship in a row last month.

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