Tiger Woods has not played competitive golf since he was forced to withdraw after the third round of the 2022 PGA Championship in May. All that changes this week as the 46-year-old prepares to take on JP McManus Pro-Am at Adare Manor alongside nine of the top 10 players in the Official World Golf Rankings.
The 2027 Ryder Cup venue will also be the setting for Woods’ much-anticipated comeback. The 15-time major championship winner will use this 36-hole exhibit as an adjustment of sorts as he sets his sights on the 150th Open Championship at the Old Course in St. Andrews next week.
Woods only played twice in 2022, causing both to be cut masters and the PGA Championship before skipping the US Open at The Country Club in early June.
Home of Golf has always had a special place in Woods’ heart as it was where he first lifted the Claret Jug in 2000. The win marked the completion of a career Grand Slam at just 24 years old. age and was part of the “Tiger Slam” from 2000-01. Five years later, Woods won again at St. Andrews and won his second of three Open championships.
Despite the lack of representation, Woods always has a 150th Open title on his calendar. In fact, at the Masters in early April, Woods didn’t know what his future schedule would look like, but still confirmed joining the Old Course.
Woods told Sky Sports: “I won’t be playing on a full schedule anymore. “It’s just going to be big events. I don’t know if I’ll be able to play [the PGA Championship] in the Southern Hills or not, but I’m expecting St. Andrews. It is something close and dear to my heart. You know, I won two Inaugurals there, it’s the home of golf, it’s my favorite golf course in the world. I will be there for that. “