Tiger Woods Confirms Spot In The Open

The 14-time major winner has officially committed to the 147th Open at Carnoustie in July

Tiger Woods Confirms Spot In The Open
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The 14-time major winner has officially committed to the 147th Open at Carnoustie in July

Tiger Woods Confirms Spot In The Open

Three-time Champion Golfer of the Year Tiger Woods has officially committed to The Open.

Woods will tee it up for the third time at Carnoustie, having finished T7th in 1999 and T12th in 2007.

It will be his first appearance in the world's oldest golf major since 2015 having missed the previous two playings through injury.

The American won his first Open in 2000 at St Andrews for his fourth major and second in a row. He would go on to win the 2000 USPGA and 2001 Masters to complete the 'Tiger Slam'.

He secured his second Claret Jug in 2005, again at St Andrews, by five strokes for major number 10.

He then defended the Champion Golfer of the Year title 12 months later at Royal Liverpool Golf Club in what was one of the best displays of course management ever seen in professional golf.

Woods famously used his driver just once during the four rounds, instead opting to get it into play with his 2 iron on the burnt Hoylake fairways. He also successfully avoided every single fairway bunker during the week.

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As well as those victories, the 42-year-old has four further top-10 finishes in Opens and was Silver Medal winner in 1996 at Royal Lytham and St Annes.

This year's championship takes place at Carnoustie from 19th-22nd July. Padraig Harrington edged out Sergio Garcia the last time the tournament was played there in 2007.

Speaking about Carnoustie, Woods said, "I just love that golf course. "It's so tough. This one is by far the hardest of all the courses on The Open rota."

As well as The Open, the 14-time major winner has also confirmed his place in the US Open at Shinnecock Hills next month, 10 years after his most recent major victory at Torrey Pines.

Jordan Spieth will defend the Claret Jug this year after winning in dramatic fashion at Royal Birkdale last time out.

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Elliott Heath
Elliott Heath

Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016. He graduated in Sports Journalism in 2016 and currently manages the Golf Monthly news, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He has also covered three Open Championships on-site including at Carnoustie in 2018 when he was inside the ropes with Tiger Woods. He has played 31 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Alwoodley. He currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats between 3-5. His golfing highlight is making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, and he has made one hole-in-one.


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