Tiger Woods to Return to the British Open For the First Time in Three Years

Tiger Woods has enjoyed a favorable return to action this season, playing fine golf when you consider the fact that he had issues just walking a couple of years ago. After a decent showing at Augusta in the Masters, the former world’s best player (by a country mile in his heyday) has declared that he will be participating in the British Open this year at Carnoustie. This would mark his third major of the season, showing just how far his progress has taken him from the last few years.

Of course, there is still the matter of the US Open to come beforehand, but this tournament may just be seen as a better chance for him to win. The US Open courses are typically very long, and they penalize any missed fairways. While the same can be said of the British Open, it is also a little more forgiving in terms of distance. Furthermore, the British Open has thrown up some really random names before and offered up some great stories. Anyone remember Tom Watson nearly a decade ago? He nearly won at 59 years old! The other T.W. certainly could be a factor.

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This news is huge for a lot of people. The Open is already one of the biggest tournaments of the year, but this will only boost its significance and no doubt the ratings as well. The former Stanford University man has already won three British Open titles, winning two of them in Scotland and just one in England so far. Carnoustie will be his chance to equalize those two numbers while also giving him the chance to draw closer with Jack Nicklaus, who has 18 to his name, for the most major wins in history. Tiger getting his 15th at the oldest tournament in the world would be one of the biggest, possibly most perfect sports stories or this or any year.

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