From Doug Ferguson's lengthier follow up on Tiger's practice rounds at Oakmont:
He also had heard the debate whether Oakmont or Winged Foot was the toughest championship course on any given Sunday morning for the members. "Of all the tournaments I've ever played, no golf course was harder than Winged Foot,'' Woods said late last year.
He was reminded of that comment when he walked off the 18th green Sunday morning after his first trip around at Oakmont.
"It's not even close,'' Woods said. "It's this one.''
And that was with the green bumping along at about 10 1/2 on the Stimpmeter (the course was under snow a week ago). It usually runs in the neighborhood of 13 for some of the members' tournaments.
"Every green is pitched one way or another,'' Woods said. "If you do miss on the high side, it's impossible.''