Tiger Woods reveals he WILL play in the 150th Open in July – as he labels St Andrews his ‘favourite course in the WORLD’ – after completing a week for the ages at the Masters
- Tiger Woods has won the Claret Jug at the Old Course twice, in 2000 and 2005
- He has now confirmed that he will return, after rounding off his Masters week
- Woods called St Andrews his ‘favourite course’ and said he is relishing the event
- The all-time great finished with a second successive 78 on Sunday, meanwhile
Tiger Woods will play in the 150th Open at St Andrews in July.
Twice a winner of the Claret Jug at the Old Course in 2000 and 2005, the 46 year old confirmed the news all British golf fans were longing to hear after completing his week for the ages at the Masters.
‘It’s the Home of Golf, my favourite course in the world, so yes I will be there for that one,’ he said. ‘I am looking forward to it.’
Tiger Woods has revealed that he will play at the 150th Open at St Andrews later this year
Woods added that he doesn’t know if he will be able to get his body ready for the next major, the USPGA Championship in Tulsa next month, where he also won in 2007.
‘I’m going to try everything but I don’t know at this stage,’ he said. ‘I’ll be at St Andrews but anything in between, I don’t know.’
Tiger finished up with a second successive 78 on Sunday but his score was the last thing on anyone’s mind as he made his way up the 18th, a year after lying in a hospital bed wondering if he would ever be able to walk again.
The winner of the Claret Jug at the Old Course in 2000 and 2005, Woods confirmed his return
A year after worrying over walking again, the golf great finished with another 78 at the Masters
‘It was an unbelievable feeling and I’m so appreciative of the reception from the patrons,’ he said. ‘When you think where I was, with few prospects, I can’t really describe what it means to be able to play all four rounds.
‘The year I was born in 1975 was when the first black man, Lee Elder, played at Augusta. It’s the place where all the great champions gather each year and it’s wonderful to be here.
‘Yes, there is a lot of pain and the recovery sessions suck. It’s hard. But my team motivate me and this week has motivated me. My golf wasn’t very good and I know I’ve got some work in front of me. But that’s ok. I’m ready for the challenge.’