Woods back in action after poor performance at U.S. Open

Tiger Woods will try to recover his game in his first PGA Tour event since his poor performance at the U.S. Open.

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WEST VIRGINIA, UNITED STATES (JULY 1, 2015)(GOLF CHANNEL) – Tiger Woods is trying to recover at the Greenbrier Classic this week from another major disappointment, his recent performance at the U.S. Open

Woods tried to remain upbeat after a U.S. Open appearance that included another round of 80 for the 14-times major winner.

“Made little bit of progress since last time I played, obviously it’s not really saying much, but I’m looking forward to tomorrow, I’m really looking forward to competing again and getting out here and playing,” Woods told reporters on the eve of the tournament in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.

Woods is making his first appearance since missing the U.S. Open cut by 11 strokes two weeks ago after posting an opening 10-over-par 80.

“I drove it great today, some nice progress since the Open, I know it’s hard to believe that I wasn’t that far at the Open, but I really wasn’t.”

Woods placed some of the blame on how bad he looked on the Chambers Bay course.

“As interesting as that place was, if you missed a shot you could look like an absolute idiot there and then you hit an awful shot and you looked like a hero,” Woods said. “It was one of those weird golf courses.”

South African Louis Oosthuizen and Americans Patrick Reed and J.B. Holmes are in a Greenbrier field that also includes defending champion Angel Cabrera of Argentina.