Five years to the day since he beat Rocco Mediate in a play-off at Torrey Pines to claim his 14th major title, Woods carded a closing 74 at Merion to post his worst score in a major as a professional.
"It was a good week overall," the world number one said. "There's always a lesson to be learned in every tournament whether you win or lose. I'll look back at the things I did right and the things I did wrong.
"I did a lot of things right. Unfortunately I did a few things wrong, as well. I'm sorry that the golf wasn't what I would have liked but it was a fantastic atmosphere, the people were into it.
"Obviously there weren't as many people as some of the US Open sites, but this was I think more intimate. People were very close to you.
"Sometimes we get a lot of people, like at Bethpage, but they're so far away from us. Here, because the property is so small, I think the galleries were a little bit closer than they have been in most US Open sites."
Merion had not hosted a US Open since 1981 but Woods added: "I'm sure it will come back.
"Obviously there are some vendors that are going to make more money with hospitality and that nature (elsewhere), but I think that overall as a golf course, yes, it can be played.
"They move the tees back and they give us some pretty tough pins this week. But certainly it could definitely host another major championship. But I don't know if the USGA wants to, they make a lot of money on other venues."