He’s playing some excellent golf right now and should be a major player in the tournament this weekend.
He’s one of a handful of players fans should keep an eye on throughout the course of the tournament.
Here are five reasons Tiger can grab a victory at Royal Lytham and St. Annes Golf Club.
Woods has won the British Open three times over the course of his amazing career.
He hoisted the Claret Jug in 2000, 2005 and 2006 and is ready to do it again in 2012.
That experience will make it easier for him to stay calm and focused if he’s in another tough battle for first place this year.
Playing in a group with Tiger Woods is still no easy task, even with his recent struggles.
He strikes fear into the hearts of a lot of young golfers and even some veteran golfers.
You’d better believe every golfer will have his eyes on the leaderboard if Tiger is still in contention on Sunday.
Unlike Phil Mickelson, who has seemed to struggle in bad weather throughout his career, Tiger thrives in subpar conditions.
That much is evident in the fact that he’s won the British Open multiple times and has won on the European Tour a whopping 38 times.
Inclement conditions don’t affect the way Woods plays golf, which gives him a huge advantage at this year’s tournament.
Tiger isn’t the same spry youngster he once was, but he’s not the hobbling, injured man we’ve seen the past couple years either.
He’s looking healthy and playing good golf right now, which is good for the sport.
As long as he can avoid an injury to his weak Achilles’ tendon, he should play four very competitive rounds of golf this weekend.
After struggling mightily in 2010 and 2011, Woods is starting to get back to his old self.
He’s already won three tournaments (Arnold Palmer Invitational, Memorial Tournament and AT&T National) in 2012.
He’s hot at the right time, which should be scary for any golfer who thinks he has a chance to win this year’s British Open.
If Woods continues his trend of improving and winning tournaments, he could definitely earn another Claret Jug this year.