Tiger Woods confirms he will play The Open at Carnoustie

11 May, 2018, 03:56 | Author: Suzanne Horton
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Woods has become champion golfer of the year on three occasions, having lifted the iconic Claret Jug twice at St Andrews (2000, 2005) and once at Royal Liverpool (2006). The 42-year-old has not yet said whether he plans to compete at the PGA Championship in August.

Tiger, who has committed to playing at The Open at Carnoustie, is looking to build some momentum in the unofficial fifth major.

The Irish Open has already received one major boost after sponsors Dubai Duty Free committed to a four-year extension of its sponsorship deal with an agreement running through to 2022. In this picture, Woods plays a shot from a bunker during practice rounds prior to THE PLAYERS Championship on the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, May 9, 2018.

"I won two of my Open Championships in Scotland and the other one in England, so let's try and add another one in there", Woods said.


Woods, meanwhile, is still searching for his first win after making his comeback, but has put in some impressive performances along the way. After finishing t-55th at the Wells Fargo Championship this past weekend, he is set to tee it up on Thursday in The Player's Championship.

The veteran did not play in any of the majors in 2016 and 2017 because of back problems which forced him to undergo multiple surgeries.

The Open returns to Carnoustie for the first time since 2007 when Woods finished joint 12th when he was seeking a third successive victory.

Quoted by the Independent, he said: "I played there in the Scottish Open in 1995 and in 1999 in The Open".

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