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Wednesday at Torrey Pines
Tiger Woods practiced Wednesday on the range and putting green.
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After his practice round, Woods said he was excited about "getting out there and getting into the flow and dealing with the adrenalin."
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"The golf course is in perfect shape," Woods said of Torrey Pines. "It's totally different than what we play here in January."
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"It's a little sore, but not anything that I haven't dealt with before," Woods said when asked about his knee.
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Swing coach Hank Haney (left) accompanied Tiger on the back nine.
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Phil Mickelson also hit the course today with his coach, Butch Harmon, looking on.
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"I think the course is going to give the players a difficult test, but I think that it's a fair test," said Mickelson, a San Diego native. "This tournament means a lot to me growing up here. And to see it set up like this and so beautiful, it's exciting."
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Masters champion Trevor Immelman got some swing advice from his coach, David Leadbetter, during his practice round Tuesday.
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"I think a power hitter is going to prevail around here," Immelman said. "Once you manage to hit the fairway, which is of massive importance, the greens are going to be tricky."
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Woods played with amateur Jordan Cox, center, and Bubba Watson.
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Tuesday at Torrey Pines
Tiger Woods played the back nine on Tuesday and gave a press conference after his round.
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Colin Montgomerie, who has never won a major championship, missed the cut at last year's Open championship.
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Woods seemed relaxed during his practice session as his caddie, Steve Williams, left, and his coach, Hank Haney, looked on.
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Phil Mickelson with Dave Pelz, his short-game coach and a Golf Magazine Top 100 Teacher.
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Adam Scott with instructor Butch Harmon during Wednesday's practice round.
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Scott, who is playing with a broken right pinkie, also reviewed his swing on camera with Claude Harmon.
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Geoff Ogilvy, the 2006 U.S. Open champion, also played a round on Wednesday.
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Padraig Harrington, last year's British Open winner, sounded confident. "You want to go out there and win more, and I've had some good runs in the U.S. Open."
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"I had a good week last week," Sergio Garcia said of his T4 finish at the Stanford St. Jude. "I'm looking forward to keeping that momentum going and hopefully give myself a good chance this weekend."
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"I think that I haven't played poorly this year, but I haven't played well by any means," said Jim Furyk, who finished T2 at last year's Open.
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Camilo Villegas finished tied for 26th at last year's U.S. Open.
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