Tiger Woods has confirmed he’ll compete at The Open in July following a miraculous return on the 2022 Masters.
The 15-time Major champion hobbled to 13-over-par at Augusta, ending a substantial distance from the profitable rating, however captured hearts and minds by making the minimize simply 14 months after a near-fatal automotive accident.
Now, consideration turns to the opposite three Major Championships, significantly the a hundred and fiftieth Open at St Andrews, the place the 46-year-old has gained two of his three Claret Jugs.
Unlike Augusta, the ‘Home of Golf’ in Scotland is dead-flat and may permit Woods to focus much less on the ache of strolling hilly terrain.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Woods refused to commit for the USPGA Championship in May or the US Open in June, however revealed he shall be on the Old Course in July.
“I won’t be playing a full schedule ever again, it’ll be just the big events,” he added.
“I am looking forward to St Andrews. That is something that is near and dear to my heart. I’ve won two Opens there, it’s the home of golf, it’s my favourite golf course in the world. I will be there for that one.”
Some questioned whether or not Woods would ever play golf once more after a automotive accident which nearly noticed his leg amputated.
He informed CBS: “I had the identical questions.
“It was an unbelievable feeling to have the patrons and their assist on the market. I used to be not precisely enjoying my finest on the market and to have the assist, I don’t assume phrases can actually describe that given the place I used to be and what my prospects have been at the moment.
“To find yourself right here and play all 4 rounds, even a month in the past I didn’t know if I might pull this off.
“It’s arduous. I’ve these days the place I simply don’t wish to do something, it simply hurts, however I’ve had an amazing group round me which can be optimistic, which have motivated me and helped me round.
“There have been more tough days than easy days and I just have to work through it. I have put in the time and the hard part is the recovery sessions. Those ice baths really suck.”