Fourteen time major champion Tiger Woods has confirmed his entry for The 147th Open at Carnoustie in July
Woods, who is playing at The Players Championship this week, has officially committed to playing in The Open at Carnoustie this July.
“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.
The 14-time major champion returned from a fourth back surgery injury in December and will be teeing up in his ninth professional start this week in a comeback that has exceed much expectation. In a press conference on Tuesday, Woods said he was thankful he was even playing at all.
“I wouldn’t say it’s gravy, but it’s unbelievable,” Woods said. “And I’m just so thankful to be able to have this opportunity again because I didn’t know if I would ever have it. Trust me, I’m fully aware of how special this is for me.”
And now, Woods will be returning to the UK in pursuit of a 15th major title. He has lifted the iconic Claret Jug on three occasions, at St Andrews twice (2000, 2005) and once at Royal Liverpool (2006).
In 2005, he became only the sixth golfer in the Championship’s history to complete a wire-to-wire win. He is also a Silver Medal winner after finishing as the low amateur in his second appearance in The Open at Royal Lytham & St Annes in 1996.
Woods plans to play in The Open for the 20th time when he arrives at the renowned Angus links to join the world’s best golfers in the pursuit of the coveted Claret Jug. It would mark his first appearance in the Championship since 2015 at St Andrews.
The news of Woods’ planned participation will excite fans as The Open returns to Carnoustie for the first time since 2007 and will be played from 15-22 July 2018. Remaining tickets are available at TheOpen.com https://tickets.theopen.com