WATCH: Tiger Woods Drives 18th Green At St Andrews

During his practice round at St Andrews on Sunday, the three-time Claret Jug winner drove one of the most famous holes in golf

Woods hits a tee shot at the 18th hole at St Andrews
(Image credit: Getty Images)

On Saturday evening, Tiger Woods returned to the scene of two of his Claret Jug victories, with the 46-year-old appearing alongside Justin Thomas as he ramped up preparation for the 150th Open Championship.

Along with his appearance on Saturday, Tiger was up early for a practice round on Sunday morning, as the 15-time Major champion continued his practice around the Old Course. Although he appeared to be swinging well, the American was visibly hobbling and struggling over the iconic layout, with Sky Sports reporter, Jamie Weir, who was present at St Andrews, stating: "He does not look in a great deal of comfort".

Although he was struggling, that didn't stop Tiger from producing a bit of magic, as the three-time Claret Jug winner drove the iconic 18th hole in a demonstration of 'beware of the injured golfer.'

See more
See more

The 18th hole has been the scene of many, many famous moments. In 1995, Constantino Rocca duffed his chip shot before holing an incredible birdie putt from the valley of sin to force a playoff with John Daly.

Claiming The Open Championship three times, Tiger stated after the Masters that St Andrews is his "favourite course," with the 46-year-old being pictured and videoed multiple times throughout his practice round on Sunday.

Perks of winning The Open

Along with featuring in the The 150th Open Championship, Tiger is set to tee it up at The R&A's Celebration of Champions on Monday, where he will play alongside Rory McIlroy, Georgia Hall and Lee Trevino. From there, he will attend the Champions Dinner on Tuesday.

It's the third competitive event that the 46-year-old has played following his serious car crash back in February 2021. At Augusta, Tiger amazingly made the cut before visibly struggling on the weekend. After the Masters, he featured at the PGA Championship, where he withdrew before the final round. Electing to skip the US Open, Tiger then featured in the JP McManus Pro-Am, using a golf cart, before playing a round with Rory McIlroy at Ballybunion.

Matt Cradock
Staff Writer

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°

Fairway Wood: TaylorMade Rocketballz Stage 2, 15°, 19°

Hybrid: Adams Super Hybrid, 22°

Irons: Mizuno MP54, 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 Tour Satin, 50°, 56°, 60°

Putter: Cleveland TFI 2135 Satin Cero

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x