Tiger Woods practices at St Andrews as he prepares to make his latest return to the professional tour by competing at the 150th edition of the Open… with the 46-year-old looking to defy the odds to win at the Old Course for the third time
- Tiger Woods has not played since pulling out of the PGA Championship in May
- However, he has arrived at St Andrews and is set to compete at the Open
- The 15-time major winner played a practice round at the Old Course on Sunday
- After another spell on the sidelines, it is hard to predict how Woods will fare
- He has won at St Andrews twice before, and will be hoping to do the same again
The 15-time major winner has not been seen on the professional tour since he pulled out of the PGA Championship after the third round in May due to injury.
He did play in the JP McManus Pro-Am charity exhibition on Monday and Tuesday, and he has now given a further indication that he will make the start line in Scotland by practicing at the Old Course.
Tiger Woods looked to be enjoying himself as he played a practice round at St Andrews
Those watching the 15-time major winner were treated to a trademark fist-pump at one stage
Woods is set to compete at the 150th edition of the Open when it gets underway on Thursday
Woods attempted his full array of strokes as he looked to be testing whether he is in condition to compete at the top of the leaderboard.
The American has previously claimed that he only enters into tournaments if he believes he is capable of winning them.
Woods crashed his car in February 2021, which led to him suffering multiple leg injuries, and he appeared to still be feeling the effects of those at the PGA Championship.
Fans were in attendance to watch the American icon practice his full array of strokes
Woods has won at St Andrews twice before, lifting the Claret Jug there in 2000 and 2005
Fans will be eager to see whether he looks to be in better shape this time around if he does opt to play at the Open.
He has come back from injuries before, famously winning the Masters in 2019 less than two years after undergoing his fourth major back operation.
The 46-year-old will want to prove that he still has plenty left in the tank this week, and he has an exceptional record at St Andrews.
He won at the iconic golf course in 2000 and 2005, and will hope to defy the odds and make it a hat-trick of victories next Sunday.