Tiger Woods collapses at the British Open

Tiger Woods signed a disastrous first round at the British Open, which this year celebrates its 150th edition on the most historic of courses, the Old Course in Saint Andrews.

Tiger Woods in big trouble. His game failed this Thursday in the first round of the British Open on the course of Saint Andrews where the American returned a card of +6, 14 shots from the head.

The 46-year-old, who is recovering from a car accident in February 2021 in which he failed to lose his right leg, led his course on a double bogey from the N.1 hole. He still chained bogeys on holes 3 and 4, then conceded a second double bogey on 7. In seven holes, he was at +6 and failed to improve his card on the next eleven holes.

A complicated return

The player with fifteen Majors, with three British Opens including two at Saint Andrews, made his first birdie on the ninth hole, triggering a round of applause and encouragement from the public which finally made him loosen his jaws, until he won a smile. But his return, although less calamitous, was not brilliant either (two birdies for three bogeys).

And par 4 of hole 18 was a reflection of his ordeal: just a few centimeters away his first shot did not stabilize on the flag plate and the ball fell back down a hill. His eagle putt didn’t go far but still wide, his birdie putt went close without falling and he finished with a par.

The British Open celebrates its 150th edition this year on the most historic of courses, the Old Course in Saint Andrews where golf was born.

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