The man everyone wanted to see did not play his best, but few expected perfection from Tiger Woods. What they got was a gritty return at Congressional.
Woods took his recovery slow, building strength 10 yards at a time to make sure he could go through the motions before stepping on the gas.
Ernie Els won the U.S. Open in 1997 at Congressional and was drawing crowds during the pro-am Wednesday.
Around 30 military veterans were on hand for the opening of the Quicken Loans National as part of the Troops First Foundation.