Woods to face big test at Olympic for US Open

Associated Press  |  Last updated June 12, 2012

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL - MAY 08: Tiger Woods waves to patrons from the green on the ninth hole during the third round of THE PLAYERS Championship held at THE PLAYERS Stadium course at TPC Sawgrass on May 8, 2010 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
Tiger Woods can't stop talking about how the U.S. Open presents the toughest test of the year. If that's the case, then how he fares at The Olympic Club could go a long way in helping him learn how close he is to returning to the top of golf. Woods is coming off his second win of the year at the Memorial, where he rallied from a four-shot deficit in the final round. That made him the betting favorite to win his fourth U.S. Open title. Then again, Woods was coming off a win in his last start before the Masters, and he was never a factor. He will be playing with Phil Mickelson and Masters champion Bubba Watson when the championship starts on Thursday.
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