WATCH: Tiger Woods, girlfriend Erica Herman spotted while practicing at Pebble Beach
With three weeks until the 2019 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach Golf Links, it appears as though Tiger Woods is getting in some practice on the very course that will host the third major of the golf season next month.
The 15-time major champion was spotted walking Pebble Beach with his girlfriend, Erica Herman, on Thursday morning, during a practice round. While we don’t get to see his or Erica’s faces in the video, which was taken by Ron Read on Twitter, the clothing and walking style resemble that of the three-time U.S. Open champion.
The caddie walking with Tiger and Herman doesn’t appear to be his usual looper, Joe LaCava, but the bag has two of Tiger’s most notable features: the large Monster ad on the side of the bag and the famous Frank headcover. So, there’s little doubt it’s Tiger Woods. Take a look for yourself:
Given Tiger’s poor performance during the PGA Championship at Bethpage Black, where he failed to make the cut, it might not be a bad idea for him to get some practice in at Pebble Beach. But before Tiger tees it up for the U.S. Open in June, he’ll be playing in the Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village in Dublin, Ohio next week.
Tiger is playing just his second tournament since his win since the Masters this past April, and he has yet to win a U.S. Open since his victory at Torrey Pines in 2008. He failed to make the cut at last year’s U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills.
But Tiger has played well at Pebble Beach, as he captured the 2000 U.S. Open when it was played at Pebble. It was his first U.S. Open title and third overall major. He also won the Pebble Beach Pro-Am during the same year.
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