Sports | June 15, 2018 12:14 pm

Tiger Woods Dealing With Bizarre Hecklers at the U.S. Open

Thursday's opening round saw a barrage of fan outbursts at the three-time champion.

Tiger Woods of the United States checks his yardage book on the seventh green during the first round of the 2018 U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club on June 14, 2018 in Southampton, New York.  (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)
Tiger Woods of the United States checks his yardage book on the seventh green during the first round of the 2018 U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club on June 14, 2018 in Southampton, New York. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)
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The U.S. Open thus far has not been kind to Tiger Woods. In addition to an 8-over par, 102nd-place first-day performance, Tiger also had to deal with  a steady barrage of heckling in between shots, many of which have been documented by SB Nation.

There were plenty of contextless, impressively bizarre heckles, such as, “The four horsemen are behind you, Tiger!” There was also the plain inaccurate, like the “Eldridge” chant from one fan who misinterpreted Tiger’s given name of Eldrick.

Yet another fan told Tiger, “IHOP shouldn’t change their name,” a decision over which Woods likely has little control. During the very same hole, another fan yelled at Tiger asking for a shot of Everclear.

It’s tough to be the world’s most famous golfer, especially when you’re struggling and fans are chastising you to “do something really cool. I’ve been waiting here all day, bro.”