The past has come back to haunt Tiger Woods, again.

Not only is the 39-year old have a miserable first round of gold at the US Open championship in Chambers Bay, Washington, he is also being very publicly reminded of his shameful romantic history.

After the troubled athlete had four bogeys in his first seven holes – golf speak for; he was playing terribly, the tormented Tiger had to deal with a plane following his every move around the course. The plane also had a banner, which read in very large red letters “CHEATER”.

Not an unfortunate coincidence considering in 2009 he and now ex-wife Elin Nordegren were found arguing in the drive way of their Florida home. The cause of the argument being that Tiger had shamelessly strayed outside their marriage, numerous times.

The two, who have two children together, divorced later that year, but it seems the professional golfer will not be escaping his past mistakes any time soon.

Clearly ruffled by the airborne taunting, at once stage Tiger actually lost his grip on his golf club completely and sent it flying into the air as he tried to get himself out of the rough.

There are no reports that this was Tiger attempting to knock that pesky plane out of the sky… yet.

In February 2010 Tiger said at a press conference that he “thought I could get away with whatever I wanted” and that he “deserved to enjoy all the temptations” surrounding him.

He later admitted “I was foolish.”

You don't say.

Following yesterday’s disasterous round Tiger’s probably not feeling oh-so great about himself, especially if he considers that 15 years ago he led the Open by 15 strokes.

Now? He trails the leaders by 15 strokes.