Tiger Woods announces warm-up plans ahead of Open return at St. Andrews

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Woods to prepare for the Open by playing an Irish Pro-Am event (Image: Getty)

Tiger Woods will play a star-studded warm-up event ahead of this year’s Open Championship at JP McManus Pro-Am in County Limerick, Ireland.

The tournament, which starts on 4-5. July, has announced the inclusion of Woods in a field that already boasts Dustin Johnson and Rory McIlroy.

Woods, the 15-time major winner, revealed his intentions to play in the Open in St. Louis. Andrews in July after his return to competitive golf at last week’s Masters.

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Woods has won twice before at St Andrews in 2000 and 2005 (Photo: Getty)

Just 14 months ago, the 46-year-old was involved in a car accident in Los Angeles and it was thought he would never play on tour again due to his injuries.

Speaking of Woods ‘addition on the Irish tournament’s Facebook page, host and racehorse owner JP McManus said:’ We are overwhelmed to announce that Tiger Woods will be playing in the 2022 JP McManus Pro-Am.

‘Tiger has been a good friend and avid supporter of Pro-Am for a very long time and we are absolutely thrilled that he has committed to playing again in the tournament.

‘His presence at Adare Manor will undoubtedly bring tremendous enthusiasm to the thousands of spectators, and we are very grateful to him for giving up his free time to be with us.’

Woods has a long history of playing in Ireland before the Open after appearing in Pro-Am at Adare Manor, the host of the Ryder Cup 2027, three times previously.

At St Andrews, Floridian will aim for a third Open victory on the Scottish left wing after victories there in 2000 and 2005.

Last week, the four-time Open champion explained why he wants to return to St. Petersburg. Andrews.

“I have won two Opens there,” he said. ‘It’s the Golf’s Home, it’s my favorite golf course in the world, so I want to be there for it.’

The last time Woods played at the Open was in 2019 at the Royal Portrush with a Covid-19 cancellation and injury that saw him miss the event for the past two years.

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