Tiger Woods is currently the favorite to win the U.S. Open this weekend at San Francisco's Olympic Club. Online betting hub Bovada gives him 13-to-2 odds of coming out on top.
Woods, who has accumulated 14 major victories over the course of his career, recently won the Memorial Tournament, which may represent a return to form after a multi-year slump that, as the New Yorker noted, saw him "reduced to almost an ordinary golfer."
While nothing is ever certain at a course that's been dubbed "The Graveyard of Champions," the world's most famous golfer must be feeling pretty good about his chances.
That said, all work and no play make Tiger a dull story. San Francisco has a lot to offer Woods outside of the reason he's actually in town.
Here are a few suggestions of places the legendary athlete should check out during his visit:
Tiger can impress the ladies with all the beer pong skills he learned at Stanford. <em>U.S. News & World Report</em> rated Stanford's Beer Pong program as one of the best in the county. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/mager/2766104316/sizes/l/in/photostream/" target="_hplink">Andrew Mager</a>
No one goes home from Bootie, the DNA's Lounge's legendary mash-up night, alone. <a href="http://whilstinsf.tumblr.com/post/23294140683/bootiesf-at-dna-lounge-every-time" target="_hplink">Ever</a>. Photo: Morgan Sherwood <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/flawedartist/1278334052/sizes/l/in/photostream/" target="_hplink">Morgan Sherwood</a>
Sam's Anchor Café
The bay-front Tiburon is legendarily packed with cougars. Tiger and cougars at Sam's, oh my. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/toolmantim/5566324841/" target="_hplink">Tim Lucas</a>
The 1% Singles Ball
We'll let irrepressible Huffington Post blogger Beth Spotswood explain this one.
Malibu Grand Prix
Redwood City's Malibu Grand Prix not only has mini golf (<a href="http://golfweek.com/news/2012/mar/20/rude-tigers-short-game-obstacle/" target="_hplink">Golf Week</a> says that tightening up his short game is the key to his success) but also has go-karts. Note: go-karts don't offer quite the same level of protection as, let's say, a Cadillac Escalade. Photo: Bormang2<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/bormang2/4015703693/sizes/l/in/photostream/" target="_hplink">Bormang2</a><a href="http://www.tmz.com/2009/11/28/tiger-woods-elin-nordegren-fight-accident-suv-lacerations/" target="_hplink">Cadillac Escalade</a>
Hang Out With Rose Pak
If local politics over the past year has taught us one thing, it's that you don't win anything in this town unless Rose Pak says so first.
Hipster haven Dolores Park would be the perfect place to film a music video for Tiger's unofficial anthem, courtesy of Dan Bern.