Tiger Woods knows how long it has been since he has won a major and now his next chance will come this week for the Open Championship, which gets started on Thursday and the number one golfer has some extra encouragement, as his girlfriend Lindsey Vonn is attending.
Vonn was seen with Woods as he took a practice round at Muirfield and now the 14-time major champion will try to end his drought after taking the US Open a few years back. Woods was awful at the Open this year, but he has been great overall on tour, leading all players in wins with four and now he will get the chance for another major.
Woods was injured at the Open and finished tied for 32nd and now he said that he is healthy and ready to go after dealing with an elbow injury. He took a practice round at the course for the first time since 2002, when he tied for 28th and now he will get the chance to erase some of those memories. The injury forced him to miss how own tournament at the AT&T National and now he will be back on the course for the first time since the US Open and he took the practice round with Jason Day and Dustin Johnson on the outward nine.
Woods will be playing on Thursday with Graeme McDowell and former Open champ Louis Oosthuizen at 2:45 p.m. local time (9:45 a.m. ET), while Rory McIlroy will be playing with Phil Mickelson.
The couple has been dating for some time now and they announced their relationship on Facebook earlier in the year amid rumors that they were together. Vonn has been seen at numerous tournaments this year as she recovers from a knee injury she suffered at the World Championships and she was at a major, including The Masters and she also attended the Players Championship.