Golf world erupts over Tiger Woods announcement after Masters return

Tiger Woods has announced he will play the 150th Open Championship at St Andrews in July after his remarkable display at the 86th Masters.



Woods completed his astonishing return to professional golf on Sunday after suffering severe leg injuries in a car accident last year



However the 46-year-old finished with more struggles in the final round at the Masters, firing a second-straight six-over par 78.



They marked his highest-ever rounds at Augusta National, finishing on 13-over 301 – his highest 72-hole total at the famed course by eight strokes.



The 15-time major champion recorded his worst Masters finish in history, aside from a missed cut as an amateur in his second major.



But the fact Woods was able to walk the course and play at all was nothing short of incredible given the medical marvel was in a car accident 14 months ago and feared amputation of his right leg.



“Even a month ago, I didn’t know if I could pull this off,” Woods said.

“I think it’s a positive. I’ve got some work to do. Looking forward to it.”



Speaking after his final round, Woods said he was unsure about playing next month’s US PGA Championship at Southern Hills, but confirmed he will play at The Open in July.

“I won’t be playing a full schedule ever again, it’ll be just the big events,” he said.

“I am looking forward to St Andrews. That is something that is near and dear to my heart.

“I’ve won two Opens there, it’s the home of golf, it’s my favourite golf course in the world. I will be there for that one.”


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