The Open: Tiger Woods’ swing ‘as good as ever’ ahead of St Andrews, says Justin Thomas | Golf News

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Wooden walked 18 holes with Justin Thomas on Saturday evening and performed a full apply spherical on Sunday morning; Former world No 1 is making his first look at The Open since 2019 – watch The one hundred and fiftieth Open reside all week on Sky Sports activities The Open

By Ali Stafford at St Andrews

Final Up to date: 10/07/22 3:55pm


Sky Sports News' Jamie Weir reports that Tiger Woods appears to be struggling with injury during his practice round at St Andrews ahead of The Open.

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Sky Sports activities Information’ Jamie Weir experiences that Tiger Woods seems to be fighting damage throughout his apply spherical at St Andrews forward of The Open.

Sky Sports activities Information’ Jamie Weir experiences that Tiger Woods seems to be fighting damage throughout his apply spherical at St Andrews forward of The Open.

Justin Thomas believes it might be “no shock” to see Tiger Woods contend for a historic sixteenth main title after working towards with him forward of The one hundred and fiftieth Open.

Woods chipped and putted across the Outdated Course alongside Thomas on Saturday night, strolling all 18 holes and never ending till lengthy after 10.30pm native time, earlier than returning the following morning to play a full apply spherical.

The pair teed off simply after 8.30am on Sunday morning in entrance of enormous galleries and in sunny situations, with the spherical the primary time Woods has accomplished a full 18 holes in apply throughout a serious week this 12 months.

Tiger Woods has been spotted practicing at St Andrews ahead of The Open.

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Tiger Woods has been noticed working towards at St Andrews forward of The Open.

Tiger Woods has been noticed working towards at St Andrews forward of The Open.

Woods regarded in bodily discomfort all through as he continued to battle the accidents suffered in final February’s automobile crash, strolling with a pronounced limp and seemingly struggling to bend to select up his tee, though Thomas believes there are positives to soak up the previous world No 1’s sport.

“Yeah, his swing nonetheless seems to be pretty much as good as ever, it does,” Thomas mentioned after his apply spherical. “Would I be shocked if he challenged this week? No. I’ve realized higher than to problem something about him.

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“I have been selecting his brains a little bit bit. I perceive that he will be a little bit withholding of some data. However I am making an attempt to needle it out of him and get as a lot out of him as I can, as a result of he is executed fairly effectively round this place.”

Woods’ look at St Andrews will likely be simply his third in a full-field occasion for the reason that career-threatening leg and ankle accidents suffered in final 12 months’s crash, with the 46-year-old wanting to present St Andrews “not less than another run at a excessive degree.”

Ahead of The Open Championship, the 15-time major champion Tiger Woods says he wants to give it at least one more run playing at a high level at St. Andrews.

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Forward of The Open Championship, the 15-time main champion Tiger Woods says he desires to present it not less than another run taking part in at a excessive degree at St. Andrews.

Forward of The Open Championship, the 15-time main champion Tiger Woods says he desires to present it not less than another run taking part in at a excessive degree at St. Andrews.

The long-lasting course is the place Woods famously received his first Open title by eight photographs at St Andrews in 2000 – on his method to the ‘Tiger Slam’ – and returned 5 years later to complete 5 strokes away from Colin Montgomerie.

What ought to we anticipate from Woods?

The three-time Open champion struggled over the weekend on his comeback at The Masters and withdrew forward of his last spherical on the PGA Championship on account of damage, with Woods pulling out of final month’s US Open as a result of he did not really feel “bodily prepared” to compete.

Paul McGinley and Brandel Chamblee reflect on Tiger Woods' withdrawal from the PGA Championship and discuss what it could mean for his career going forward.

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Paul McGinley and Brandel Chamblee mirror on Tiger Woods’ withdrawal from the PGA Championship and focus on what it may imply for his profession going ahead.

Paul McGinley and Brandel Chamblee mirror on Tiger Woods’ withdrawal from the PGA Championship and focus on what it may imply for his profession going ahead.

“He [Woods] is not wanting nice, he is in various discomfort,” mentioned Sky Sports activities Information’ Jamie Weir, who adopted Tiger throughout his apply spherical. “He walked up the hill onto the sixth tee field and he was limping as he did that, leaning on his putter. He hit a driver off the fourth tee and simply bending down to select his tee out of the bottom took a substantial quantity of effort for him.

“He is clearly nonetheless in various ache. He clearly withdrew from the US Open as a way to be sure that his physique was in the absolute best situation for The Open Championship, however he did not look nice once we noticed him a few months in the past on the PGA Championship both.

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“He made the minimize in Tulsa and made the minimize at The Masters, however his physique is not what it was. This can be a course that he loves, it is a momentous Open Championship and he wasn’t going to overlook it.

“It is his favorite course, he has spoken about how a lot affection he has for the Outdated Course, and if there’s one course the place he can get round with out an excessive amount of discomfort then it is right here. It isn’t lengthy, it is pretty flat. There is not any man with extra skill to plot his method round a golf course than Tiger Woods.”

What subsequent for Tiger?

Woods will compete within the R&A Celebration of Champions on Monday, reside on Sky Sports activities, a four-hole crew occasion containing former Champions Golfers, girls’s main champions and a number of recognisable names.

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The final back-to-back winner of The Open will play alongside Rory McIlroy, AIG Girls’s Open champion Georgia Corridor and two-time Open champion Lee Trevino, with that foursome the final group teeing off at 5.05pm BST.

Woods is then on account of handle the media at 11am on Tuesday, the place he’ll seemingly be requested in regards to the struggles he has confronted to function within the last males’s main of the 12 months and reply to hypothesis about his long-term future within the sport.

Watch The one hundred and fiftieth Open all through the week reside on Sky Sports activities’ devoted channel. Dwell protection of the opening spherical begins on Thursday from 6.30am – earlier than the opening tee shot – reside on Sky Sports activities The Open.



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