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Tiger Woods pledges to support Ireland ahead of The Open

A week after competing in the Masters, Tiger Woods has committed to compete at the JP McManus Pro-Am at Adare Manor in Limerick, Ireland, on July 4-5.

Pro-am, which benefits charities in Ireland, will be played 10 days before the start of the 150th Open in St. Andrews in Scotland. Woods pledged to play at The Open after his final round at Augusta National Golf Club on Sunday.

The 15-time major champion said he’s not sure he’ll play next month’s PGA Championship at the Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Oklahoma, or the US Open at The Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts, in June. .

“It’s just going to be the big events,” Woods told Sky Sports on Sunday. “I don’t know if it’s the Southern Hills. But I’m looking forward to St. Andrews. It’s something close and dear to my heart. I won two Opens there. It was. home of golf. It’s my favorite golf course in the world, so I’ll be there for that golf course. But anything in between, I don’t know.”

Woods, 46, finished 47th at the Masters after starting his first official event in more than 17 months after a car crash in February 2021 left him with serious injuries. He cut points after scoring 1 under 71 and 2 of 74 in the first two innings but closed with consecutive innings of 6 of 78. That was the worst score by the five-time Masters champion in a single round. fighting at Augusta National.

The backing event in Ireland was organized by JP McManus, an Irish racehorse owner and former Manchester United shareholder. This will be Woods’ fourth appearance at the event. Also scheduled to play are Rory McIlroy, Jon Rahm, Collin Morikawa, Dustin Johnson, Bryson DeChambeau, Brooks Koepka and Justin Thomas.

“Tiger has been a great friend and staunch supporter for a long time and we are delighted that he has committed to playing again in the league,” McManus said. “His presence at Adare Manor is sure to bring excitement to thousands of spectators and we are grateful that he took the time to come and join us.”

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John Walker

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