Tiger Woods grinds to opening-round 70 without his best stuff at U.S. Open

Dan Kilbridge, Golfweek
Published 10:35 p.m. ET June 13, 2019 | Updated 12:37 a.m. ET June 14, 2019

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Tiger Woods sits at one under par at the end of the first round at the 2019 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach.
Golfweek, USA TODAY NETWORK

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — Tiger Woods didn’t have his best stuff Thursday at the U.S. Open.

It was an 18-hole grind, one Woods was able to manage admirably while carding a 1-under 70 in the opening round at Pebble Beach.

That leaves Woods five shots off leader and playing partner Justin Rose. He’s still very much in good shape at T-28 on the leaderboard when he walked off the 18th green, doing what he’s always figured out how to do over the years – post a number without his A game.

Now he’s firmly in the hunt entering Friday’s 11:24 a.m. ET tee time with Jordan Spieth and Rose.

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Woods kept Thursday’s round intact with his putter, most notably with a 30-foot make at the par-5 14th to earn par. That earned a big…

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