Don't call it a comeback! After a tough Thursday at the 2024 U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2, Tiger Woods came out with a hot start on Friday, nailing a long birdie putt early in his round the GOAT not only looked like vintage Tiger, he also moved up and over the cut line.

And, of course, the best part of the clip below is the patented “Tiger Roar” the crowd lets out when the ball hits the bottom of the cup.

Woods shot a +4 in his opening 18 and started Friday below the projected +3 cut line. However, after starting with three pars, Tiger nailing the long put brought him to +3 and gave him a chance to play on the weekend. Sure, there are still 14 holes to go before players are officially cut, but many fans on social media seem to think this is a harbinger of an old-school Tiger round.

Unfortunately for Woods and his biggest fans, the 48-year-old golfer gave it back the very next hole. On the par-5 fifth Woods bogied to go back to +4 for the tournament.

He did recover on the next two holes to steady the ship. Woods then par-ed Holes 6 and 7.

Tiger Woods at the U.S. Open

Woods tees it up at the 2024 U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2 looking for his 16th major win and first since the 2019 Masters.

Tiger has previously won three U.S. Open titles, which came in 2000, 2002, and 2008. None of those have come at the famed Pinehurst No. 2 in North Carolina, though. Woods' Father's Day weekend wins have come at Pebble Beach, Bethpage Black, and Torrey Pines, respectively.

Pinehurst has hosted three U.S. Open tournaments since 1999 when Woods burst onto the scene. In '99, Tiger was coming off a PGA Championship win and was in contention until the end. However, he came up just short in the star-studded final pairings. He ended up T-3 with Vijay Singh behind Phile Mickelson in second and winner Payne Stewart who picked up what would be his final major victory four months before tragically dying in a plane crash.

In 2005, Woods again came close at ol' No. 2, making a patented Tiger Charge on Sunday. He fell one shot short of winner Michael Campbell in the end, though, and ended up second.

Finally, in 2014, the U.S. Open at Pinehurst did not include Woods. That's because he was recovering from back surgery and withdrew from the tournament. He was replaced by Danny Willett.