Tiger Woods Will Play in 2018 British Open, 1st Appearance at Event Since 2015

Mike Chiari@mikechiariFeatured ColumnistMay 9, 2018

CHARLOTTE, NC - MAY 06:  Tiger Woods plays his tee shot on the third hole during the final round of the 2018 Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow Club on May 6, 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
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Tiger Woods will play in The Open Championship this year for the first time since 2015, according to the BBC.

Injuries have kept the 14-time major champion out of the British Open in recent years. However, he will be part of the field at Carnoustie Golf Links in Angus, Scotland, when the tournament begins July 19.

The 42-year-old veteran has hoisted the Claret Jug on three occasions, but he hasn't won The Open Championship since 2006.

Woods missed the cut at the 2015 British Open and finished 69th the previous year, but he tied for third in 2012 and tied for sixth in 2013.

Tiger's two British Open outings at Carnoustie yielded solid results, as he came in seventh in 1999 and 12th in 2007.

Woods has been up and down on the PGA Tour this year, as he finished second at the Valspar Championship and fifth in the Arnold Palmer Invitational in March.

He followed that with a 32nd-place result in the Masters and a 55th-place finish at last week's Wells Fargo Championship.

Although Tiger hasn't won on the PGA Tour since 2013, his two top-10 finishes this year are his most since 2013.

Woods remains second in career major titles behind Jack Nicklaus' 18, with his last coming at the 2008 U.S. Open.


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