Tiger Woods confirms he will play in The Open at Carnoustie

Woods has not played at the major since 2015.

"Carnoustie can be a brutal golf course and it was brutal that year [1999]".

The event received a huge boost yesterday with sponsors Dubai Duty Free committing to a four-year extension of its title sponsorship through to 2022 - two years guaranteed until 2020 with an option for another two years - with a minimum $7m prize fund guaranteed.

Cape Town - Three-time Champion Golfer Tiger Woods plans to tee it up at Carnoustie for the 147th Open after confirming his entry into golf's original Championship.

"I won two of my Open Championships in Scotland, and the other one in England so let's try and add another one in there".

Woods, meanwhile, is still searching for his first win after making his comeback, but has put in some impressive performances along the way. Woods did play down the expectations before the event and after his T55 performance at the recently concluded Wells Fargo Championships, the expectations are lower as he begins his campaign at the Players Championship on Thursday.

The feature group of Woods, Phil Mickelson and Rickie Fowler struggled on the front nine at TPC Sawgrass.

The former world number one played only three events in 2017 and one in 2016 due with his ongoing injury problems.

"I wouldn't say it's gravy, but it's unbelievable", Woods said. "To sit here 12 months ago and you would have said, 'Yeah, you're going to be playing The Players Championship and you're going to have had a chance to win a couple of events this year, ' I would have said, 'You've got to be kidding me". "It's always been a blast".

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