British Open: Woods didn’t want to miss ‘the biggest Open in history’

Guillaume MARION, Media365, published on Thursday July 14, 2022 at 11:55 a.m.

Before the start of the 150th edition of the British Open in St. Andrews, golfer Tiger Woods spoke about his physical condition and the importance for him of being there for this meeting.

It could not be otherwise. Although diminished following his car accident, Tiger Woods quickly set this British Open as a goal, he who did not want to miss the 150th edition of the tournament. Especially since the golfer has already won twice at St. Andrews (in 2000 and 2005) and it is his favorite course by his own admission. As this big meeting started this Thursday in the United Kingdom, the American said more about his physical condition. “My body can definitely improve, but realistically not much. He went through a lot of hardships and at 46 you don’t heal as well as at 26… So that’s how it is. I’m just lucky enough, in our sport, to be able to play as long as possible, especially on golf courses like this, “recognized the man with 15 Majors, Tuesday in front of the press.

“My goal was to come back here to St. Andrews”

This Open seems more historic to me than it usually is. We will return to the birthplace of golf. It’s history every time we have the chance to play here. (…) It’s hard to believe that we’ve been playing this Major for 150 years. And it’s amazing, the story behind it all, all these champions who have won here. Like I said, it’s hard to believe this is even more historic, but it really is. That’s what I feel. Like the impression of playing the biggest Open in history, also named Woods, in remarks taken up by L’Equipe. (…) Once I realized I could eventually play at a high level, my goal was to come back here to St. Andrews. I didn’t want to miss this Open here, in the cradle of golf. It is now up to him to shine on the course, as in his finest hours.

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