Tiger officially set to play in British Open at Carnoustie

ReutersFormer world No. 1 Tiger Woods has confirmed his entry for the 147th British Open at Carnoustie, the tournament organizers announced on Wednesday.

The 42-year-old has lifted the Claret Jug three times in his career but has not contested the sport’s oldest major championship since 2015 because of injuries.

Woods, a 14-time major champion, has played seven times this year on his comeback after a successful spinal fusion operation last April, with a tie for second at the Valspar Championship his best result.

The Open returns to Carnoustie for the first time since 2007 when Woods finished joint 12th when he was seeking a third successive victory.

Woods finished tied for 32nd at the U.S. Masters in April, his first appearance at a major championship since 2015. The British Open is set for July 19-22.

Casey drops out of Players

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) — Englishman Paul Casey has withdrawn from the Players Championship because of a back injury, the PGA Tour announced on Wednesday.

American Kevin Mitchell is Casey’s replacement in the 144-man field at TPC Sawgrass, where the tournament gets under way on Thursday.

World No. 12 Casey has been in excellent form this year.


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