Tiger Woods is healthy and ready for the Open championship starting on Thursday, as the number one golfer said that he is feeling good as the next major on the schedule hits Muirfield in Scotland.
Woods injured his left elbow back at the U.S. Open, which led him to an awful round at Merion and now the star is preparing to try and end his major drought and he also has girlfriend Lindsey Vonn in tow as he works the links in Scotland. Woods said he felt good while practicing at the course, which he hadn't played in a decade and this is the first time he is back in competition since the US Open.
Woods said he wanted to make sure that he was healthy enough to play and now he says that he is fully back after dealing with the discomfort at the US Open. Woods finished tied for 32nd in the field at the Open and now he will deal with the difficult course at Murifield along with his partners for the first two rounds in Graeme McDowell and Louis Oosthuizen.
Woods practiced multiple times at the course ahead of the major and he said that his elbow is back to normal and now he will get the chance to get another British Open on his mantle. Woods has won four times on tour already this year to lead all players and he is hoping for a mjor win on top of that.
"I was always going to just play nine [holes] each day," Woods said Tuesday after his third nine-hole practice round at Muirfield. "That was the plan, not to push it on the amount of holes, especially on hard ground. I've been playing a lot at home. But it's Florida, it rains every day, it's soft. It's two totally different conditions."
Woods will tee off on Thursday at 9:45 a.m.: Tiger Woods, Graeme McDowell, Louis Oosthuizen
On Friday, Woods will tee of 4:44 a.m.: Tiger Woods, Graeme McDowell, Louis Oosthuizen