The three-time Open champion – twice at St Andrews in 2000 and 2005 – arrived in Fife on Saturday. He walked the Previous Course in the course of the night with a putter in hand.
He was accompanied by caddie Joe LaCava, shut buddy and present PGA champion Justin Thomas, and Thomas’ caddie Jim ‘Bones’ McKay.
Tiger Woods has arrived for the a hundred and fiftieth Open as the thrill for the championship on the Previous Course begins to wind up.
Woods did some placing and some chip photographs from across the greens, however didn’t try to hit any lengthy golf equipment.
On Sunday morning in superb sunshine Woods and Thomas returned for a full observe spherical. They had been accompanied by numerous followers arriving early for observe, in addition to TV crews and media.
The good champion was not transferring freely and limping at occasions, however it appears that evidently nothing will cease him taking part in on Thursday. Earlier than that, he’s as a consequence of play within the Celebration of Champions occasion on 4 holes of the Previous Course on Monday night.
Woods had indicated his dedication to play within the a hundred and fiftieth Open way back to April, after he returned to golf following his devastating automotive crash in Los Angeles in February of final yr.
Woods returned to play on the Masters at Augusta and performed all 4 rounds regardless of being clearly in ache from accidents ensuing from the crash. After that occasion, he mentioned it was his agency intention to return to the location of his first two Open wins.
“I’m trying ahead to St Andrews,” he mentioned. “That’s one thing that’s close to and expensive to my coronary heart.
“I’ve gained two Opens there, it’s the House of Golf, it’s my favorite golf course on the planet. I can be there for that one.”
There was some doubt when Woods withdrew after three rounds from the PGA Championship in Might after which didn’t compete on the US Open final month.
However his arrival in Eire final week for the two-day JP McManus Professional-Am occasion final week all however confirmed his presence at St Andrews.
Woods performed on the nice Irish hyperlinks at Ballybunion with buddy Rory McIlroy later within the week earlier than crossing over to St Andrews.