Woods grouped with Thomas and Johnson at US Open

Tiger Woods is living his best yacht life prepping for the U.S. Open at the Shinnecock Hills Golf Club. Streeter Lecka  Getty Images

Tiger Woods is living his best yacht life prepping for the U.S. Open at the Shinnecock Hills Golf Club. Streeter Lecka Getty Images

Tiger Woods' $20 million yacht may be named "Privacy", but its owner likely won't be getting very much next week thanks to where he has chosen to dock it for the upcoming U.S. Open in the Hamptons.

Woods, 42, will be chasing his fourth US Open title at Shinnecock Hills next week as he continues his comeback after almost two years out injured.

The 42-year-old has had some ups and downs during this comeback attempt: he finished tied for 32nd at the Masters in April, and while he had some brilliant shots last week at the Memorial and was tied for the lead after the 15th hole on Day 3, but faded on Sunday, and finished tied for 23rd.

Johnson won his first career major title two years ago, while Thomas is the reigning PGA champion and recently took the top spot in the world rankings ahead of Johnson, however, Johnson can reclaim that back with a win at the St Jude Classic.

Not a bad place to dock a yacht. Courtesy Gurney's Montauk
Not a bad place to dock a yacht. Courtesy Gurney's Montauk

On the other side of the draw, the group of Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy and Phil Mickelson will tee off at 8.02 AM local time on Thursday. Speith won the championship in 2015, McIlroy in 2011.

Three Masters winners have been grouped together, with current champion Patrick Reed set to play alongside Charl Schwartzel and Zach Johnson.

Brooks Koepka, an impressive four-shot victor at Erin Hills past year, will begin the defence of his title alongside two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson and former world No 1 Jason Day.

World number four Jon Rahm is the only top-10 player apart from Thomas and Johnson who will start late and then early.

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