Tiger Woods Back in British Open

Tiger Woods Back in British Open Tiger Woods Back in British Open

Tiger Woods, back at the British Open this week for the first time since 2015, will begin his campaign in Thursday’s opening round at Carnoustie in a three-ball with Japan’s Hideki Matsuyama, world number 16, and Russell Knox of Scotland, who won the Irish Open two weeks ago.

“It has been a while and I’ve certainly missed it,” former world number one Woods told reporters on Monday.

“This is the oldest tournament we have in our sport. Carnoustie is special. This is my fourth time playing it as a tournament. It’s probably the most difficult one we play in the whole rotation,” the 42-year-old American golfer added.

Fourteen-times major champion Woods, who won the British Open in 2000, 2005 and 2006, has missed the last two editions because of a back problem, Reuters reported.

Other participants in the tournament include American Jordan Spieth, Justin Rose of England, Thailand’s Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy, Australia’s Marc Leishman, Thorbjorn Olesen of Denmark, world number one Dustin Johnson, Sweden’s Alex Noren and American Charley Hoffman.

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