Woods says British Open is his best chance of winning another major

Woods says British Open is his best chance of winning another major

"There were points when I never thought I'd play in this championship again", he said.

Even during practice, Tiger Woods draws the punters and is expected to attract the largest galleries when the Open Championship starts at Carnoustie.

McIlroy warned against going in with one set game plan for the week, though. "There's no surprises where the bunkers are and what the greens are like; it's purely going to be about the conditions".

'We're supposed to see the same wind direction for the rest of the week and if you're someone like us who can fly it over 300 yards, you can basically take all the trouble out of play on a lot of the holes.

Tom Watson is one of five men in history to win The Open Championship at least five times, and trails only the legendary Harry Vardon in wins (6). But Rose has lagged behind the leaders at The Open, joining Johnson in 54th place a year ago. "Hopefully I can find a way plenty more times before I finish". "Even hitting sometimes four and five irons, they've been running 50, 60 yards".

"I've been there and seen the evolution and what the money has been able to do", he told the Golf Channel. Player had already completed his famously arduous workout.

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Fleetwood, 27, missed an eight-foot birdie putt on his 72nd hole at Shinnecock Hills in June, eventually losing by one shot. "I'll give it a good go this week".

Amateur Sam Locke, who works part-time in 1999 champion Lawrie's Aberdeenshire golf centre, is playing his first Open.

Tiger Woods, back at the British Open this week for the first time since 2015, will begin his campaign in Thursday's opening round at Carnoustie in a three-ball with Japan's Hideki Matsuyama and Russell Knox of Scotland. And there's something about links golf that inspires him.

The young quartet of major holders Spieth, Koepka, Patrick Reed (Masters) and Justin Thomas (PGA Championship) are expected to be in contention as they look to extend the U.S. winning run to six majors. "I feel a bit more comfortable on this stage than I have in previous years, which is nice".

'It's going to favour a patient player for sure.

As McIlroy put it: "There's 156 guys in the field and there are probably over half who have a realistic chance of winning". The breeze freshens in the afternoon, getting up to around 20-25mph. "I feel very confident with the way I'm rolling the golf ball, but the greens were a little bit slower yesterday and I'm sure they'll be a little bit slower today with a bit of moisture".

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