Tiger has Carnoustie on his mind
Tiger Woods has only just returned to competitive action but already he’s talking about adding Claret Jug number four to his collection.
Woods is back playing competitive golf since withdrawing from February’s Omega Dubai Desert Classic at the Hero World Challenge. As event host, a stellar field has been assembled at Albany, in the Bahamas, that includes current Champion Golfer of the Year Jordan Spieth and Carnoustie course record holder Tommy Fleetwood.
The three-time Champion Golfer spoke to the media before the tournament about his aspirations for the coming season and didn’t hold back on his ambitions for Carnoustie, “I’d love to play Carnoustie again as I played there in the Scottish Open in 1995 and in 1999 in The Open,” said Woods.
“I recall making just one birdie on the weekend and finished just three or four out the play-off” said Woods reflecting on The Open in 1999. “Carnoustie can be a brutal golf course and it was brutal that year,” he added. “It’s just so tough, but it’s all there in front of you. There are no tricks, there’s nothing hidden. It’s just come and get me.”
“I won two of my Open Championship’s in Scotland, and the other one in England so let’s try and add another one in there,” said Woods. As a three-time Champion Golfer of the Year, Woods is already exempt for The 147th Open in July 2018.