Woods, and not for a first time as we saw late last year in the Bahamas, is using the 15-cabin ocean-going vessel and manned by a crew of nine as his residence for this week’s US Open.
The boat is moored in nearby Sag Harbor and only a short distance from the host course at Shinnecock Hills on New York’s Long Island.
“Sag Harbor is a cute little town and I’ve only been there for a few days now, so I haven’t had the chance to walk about but I certainly will this week,” he said.
“So far it’s been nice to return there and get away from the tournament scene and go back to my dingy that’s moored there.”
But then when it was pointed out to Woods that it must seem strange not to have the biggest boat there he laughed: “I’m not opposed to that.”
On a more serious note, in the two days of official practice, it is taking players, caddies, officials, the world’s media along with patrons, upwards of two-hours already to travel to Shinnecock Hills.
While Woods has a shorter drive, the 14-time Major winner believes there could be the scenario of playing missing their tee times due to the Long Island traffic snarls.
“Staying on the dingy helps,” he joked.
“I was fortunate when my dad and I were here in 1995 we stayed with one of the Shinnecock members and the traffic was not that bad and then in 2004 I stayed not too far away from here and about two miles away, and I was north of the golf course, as well and that made driving much easier.
“So, I know there has been a few guys this week who’ve complained it’s been taking them two to three-and-a-half hours, so there is a good chance someone might miss their (tee) time.
“If you get a little traffic or a little fender-bender then it is not unconceivable someone will miss their tee time.”
Woods is contesting a first US Open since 2015 while he captured a last and 14th Major Championship by winning the 2008 US Open in a play-off at Torrey Pines.
And this week is somewhat special for Woods as he made his US Open debut in 1995 at this week’s Shinnecock Hills h even though he did withdrew with injury.
“I’ve really have missed playing the US Open,” said Woods.
“It’s our nations title and it’s meant so much to me and to my career while the USGA has done so much for golf.
“For me, this was the biggest event you could win and growing-up winning a USGA event was special and to win a USGA event nine times (Three US Junior Amateurs, Three successive US Amateur titles and three US Open victories).
“So, I am looking forward to this week and I said, I have really missed playing US Open’s and this will be another fun test.”