Golf: Tiger Woods primed for US Open at Pebble Beach

Woods.
Woods. Photo credit: Getty

Tiger Woods says a final-round charge has polished his game in time for the US Open at Pebble Beach, where he recorded the most dominant victory in major championship history.

Woods made a valiant run on Sunday at the US PGA Tour's Memorial Tournament in Ohio - where he has won five times.

It was Woods' final hit-out before the US Open, which starts June 13.

Woods finished the Memorial at nine-under 279 and a tie for ninth secured his fourth top-10 result from eight PGA Tour starts this season, including his Masters victory in April.

Woods ignited the galleries at Ohio's Muirfield Village Golf Club with seven birdies in 11 holes only for two late bogeys to sour his finish.

"I played really well today," Woods said.

"I hit the ball so crisp and so solid and made some nice putts there on the front nine and had things rolling for a little bit."

Woods will now spend a week at his Jupiter, Florida home refining his game before heading to California's famed Pebble Beach - the seaside course where he won the 2000 US Open by a record 15 strokes.

It remains the largest margin of victory in major championship history.

Woods won the Masters in April, his 15th major title and fifth green jacket.

The 43-year-old says his goal at the Jack Nicklaus-hosted Memorial was to ready himself for the US Open and bounce back from a missed cut at the US PGA Championship in New York two weeks ago.

"I wanted to have something positive going into the Open and kind of sneak up there with a nice little top 10 possibly," Woods said of his goal on Sunday.

"I was never going to win the tournament with where I was at. I wanted to get to double digits today and I did. I just didn't stay there."       

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