2007 U.S. Open Practice Rounds at Oakmont Country Club

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Tiger Woods during a practice round on Wednesday. He has never played a competitive round at Oakmont, and he has grumbled about his driver this week. He did not discuss his practice round except to say, "I broke 100."
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Fans filled the course to watch the practice round Tuesday.
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Stewart Cink on No. 9 on Tuesday.
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Stuart Appleby, who missed the cut at Winged Foot last year, played a practice round Tuesday with D.J. Brigman, Zach Johnson and Lee Janzen.
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Fans crowded in to watch Tuesday's practice round.
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There are a total of 210 bunkers at Oakmont, reduced from a peak of 350 in the club's early days.
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Woods walked the course with his coach, Hank Haney.
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Sergio Garcia said: "The weather is just absolutely beautiful. So greens are very, very tricky, very slopey. There's going to be a good amount of times that you're going to hit a good shot and you're not going to end up in a good spot. So you've just got to deal with those things."
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"The key here is to keep it inside the rough and to keep it under the hole on the green. You're probably better off even off the green under the hole than you are on the green above the hole," Geoff Ogilvy, last year's U.S. Open Champion, said.
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Tiger Woods, who missed the cut at last year's Open, was on the course for another practice round Tuesday. "The way the golf course is playing right now, you'll probably think that it's only going to get drier and faster, and get even more difficult. You're really going to have to play well from tee-to-green, and then the fun really begins," he said.
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David Toms, who finished third at last week's Stanford St. Jude, tees off Tuesday.
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Luke Donald finished tied for 12th at last year's Open.
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Phil Mickelson on No. 9 at Oakmont on Tuesday. He has not played a full practice round this week and has said he expects to play with pain.
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Retief Goosen won the U.S. Open in 2001 and 2004, but he missed the cut last year at Winged Foot.
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"Certainly at the moment, it's obviously a difficult golf course. I don't think I've played a golf course with as many hazards as close to the fairway on both sides of the fairway," Padraig Harrington said.
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Geoff Ogilvy, last year's champion, said: "It's quite nice to be introduced as the U.S. Open Champion on the first tee every week. That doesn't get old. Hopefully that doesn't stop after this week."
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Paul Casey finished five strokes off the lead last year.
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"I'm expecting a top 10," said Rory Sabbatini. The outspoken South African, who has stated his desire to go toe-to-toe with Woods, shared a laugh with Tiger on the putting green Wednesday.
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Casey, left, and Sergio Garcia made their way down the fairway.
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"It's probably the most difficult championship that we face all year, because you're tested from tee-to-green, and you're tested on the greens," Woods said. "Generally if you're missing one facet of your game, more than likely you're not going to win the championship."