The droughts over Tiger birdies


PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. – Tiger Woods didn’t take long to end his birdie-less run in this U.S. Open.

But he did it without the help of his putter.

Woods chipped in for birdie at his second hole Friday, No. 11.

Three holes later, Woods added another birdie at the difficult 14th, a 580-yard par 5 that Mike Weir said features “the toughest third shot to a par 5 in golf.”

Woods' opening round 74 consisted of 15 pars and three bogeys.