Normally a sleepy day prior to a major championship week, this Sunday was quite different. In addition to players such as Adam Scott, Keegan Bradley, Jason Dufner, Brandt Snedeker, K.J. Choi and a smattering of others throughout the course, there was a surprising number of spectators on hand. Woods, naturally, had the biggest following, but it was impressive nonetheless.
And many of them were treated to Woods meticulously working his way around, hitting more than one shot off tees, hitting putts from numerous angles on the greens, as well as pitch and run shots from various locations.
"I remember most of the holes, which was nice," said Woods, who had not been here prior to this weekend since winning in 2006. "The golf course really tests your patience and your shot-making and your ability to control shots, especially with all the different angles we have to hit. This really does test a lot of shot making.
"In '06, I had it going and really had control of my ball."
That would seemingly be a simple, yet difficult, mantra for everyone in the coming week.