Tiger Woods Confirms JP McManus Pro-Am And Open Appearance

The 15-time Major winner will tee it up at Adare Manor, before heading to the 150th Open at St Andrews

Woods removes his glove whilst watching a tee shot
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Having missed the US Open at Brookline, Tiger Woods' team have reportedly confirmed he will be teeing it up at the JP McManus Pro-Am on the 4th and 5th July, before heading to St Andrews and the 150th Open Championship.

Back in April, it was revealed that the 15-time Major winner would be teeing it up at Adare Manor, venue of the 2027 Ryder Cup, with the appearance being his fourth in the event.

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Having played in the Pro-Am a number of times, Tiger will be using the tournament as preparation for the Open Championship at the Old Course, a venue which he has described as "his favourite course in the world."

The JP McManus Pro-Am is set to have a stacked field for the two-day event, with Major winners Rory McIlroy, Matt Fitzpatrick, Collin Morikawa, Jon Rahm, Justin Thomas, Dustin Johnson and Bryson DeChambeau just some of the big names attending.

Along with the above, Leona Maguire is also set to feature, with Hollywood stars Mark Wahlberg and Bill Murray, golf fanatic Niall Horan, six-time Major winner, Nick Faldo and father-son duo, Harry and Jamie Redknapp, taking part in the event.

Tiger Woods hits a shot at Adare Manor

Woods plays his second shot on the 9th fairway during the JP McManus Invitational Pro-Am at Adare Manor

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The biggest talking point though will be the presence of Tiger, as the 46-year-old makes his return to competitive action having withdrawn from the PGA Championship in May.

During his third round, the 15-time Major winner had been visibly struggling as he stuttered to a closing 79 on Saturday. The PGA Championship had been the second tournament Tiger played in following his serious car crash some 15 months prior and, after the conclusion of his third round, it was revealed that he wouldn't be featuring on the final day at Brookline.

Now though, it has been reportedly revealed that he will be playing at Adare Manor, one of the best courses in Ireland, before teeing it up at the Home of Golf. Tiger has claimed the Claret Jug twice at St Andrews, with the course suiting his current circumstances as it is a flat layout that will help his right leg.

Matt Cradock
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Matt joined Golf Monthly in February 2021 covering weekend news, before also transitioning to equipment and testing. After freelancing for Golf Monthly and The PGA for 18 months, he was offered a full-time position at the company in October 2022 and continues to cover weekend news and social media, as well as help look after Golf Monthly’s many buyers’ guides and equipment reviews.

Taking up the game when he was just seven years of age, Matt made it into his county squad just a year later and continues to play the game at a high standard, with a handicap of around 2-4. To date, his best round came in 2016, where he shot a six-under-par 66 having been seven-under through nine holes. He currently plays at Witney Lakes in Oxfordshire and his favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.

Matt’s current What’s In The Bag?

Driver: Honma TW747, 8.75°

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