The British Open, the final major golf championship of the year, doesn’t tee off until Thursday, but it’s already dominating the sports headlines this weekend as 2022’s Tiger Woods comeback and Saudi drama come to a head.
Here’s what to know before the Open Championship — the oldest golf tournament in the world celebrating its 150th iteration — begins this week.
Tiger’s back, back again
After Woods’ four-day Masters performance — not up to his old standards, yet an equally impressive feat in coming back from a car accident that nearly killed him — he squeezed three days out of the PGA Championship before withdrawing and announcing his decision to sit out of the U.S. Open to give himself time to recover.
The 46-year-old golfer participated in a Pro-Am earlier this week and played Ballybunion with Rory McIlroy. He won at St. Andrews in 2000 and 2005, and the Old Course this weekend will host the 150th Open Championship. Woods also notched a victory in 2006 at Royal Liverpool. Read more »