Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy to play Celebration of Champions

Tiger Woods will start the week of the Open Championship on Monday.

Together with Rory McIlroy.

Woods, who completed his Grand Slam career with an Old Course victory in 2000 and won on the golf course again in 2005, will play at the Champions Celebration as the 150th.The tenth The opening begins in St. Andrews.

Woods, who also won the 2006 Claret Jug title at Howillac, will join 2014 Open champion Rory McIlroy, 2018 Women’s British Open champion Georgia Hall, and Mary Mix-Lee Trevino, who won the Open in 1971 and 1972.

“This will be a special week of golf and the participation of so many great sporting champions and future stars at this event will be a great way to celebrate this historic tournament,” Woods said in a statement. “Street. Andrews has a unique atmosphere and I am looking forward to playing in front of the crowd again and on a track that holds great memories for me.”

The Celebration of Champions will see golfers perform four holes – 1st, 2nd and 17The tenth and 18The tenth. Woods played in the event in 2005, and his teammates that year were Tom Weiskopf, Mark O’Meara and Nick Price. He also played in 2010.

Woods is still recovering from a horrific one-car crash north of Los Angeles in February 2021 that nearly killed him and resulted in the amputation of his right leg. He’s played twice this year – making a cut in the Masters Tournament and the PGA Championship. He withdrew from the PGA Championship after the third round in which he was visibly struggling due to his injury.

Woods decided not to play the US Open at The Country Club near Boston to allow more time to heal.

Defending champion Colin Morikawa will hit the first starting point on Monday and play AIG Women’s Open champion Anna Nordqvist, Jess Becker, who won the Women’s Amateur Championships in Hunstanton last month, and the Asian Pacific Amateur Champion and 2021 Mark McCormack medal winner Keita Nakajima.

The full draw for the Celebration of Champions will be announced Monday morning. The best two out of four scores on each hole will be counted by each team. The team with the lowest total in the four holes wins.

Hall already said she won.

“It is a pleasure to play alongside Tiger, Rory and Lee,” she said. “I think it’s great that R&A is inviting champions from all levels of the sport and I’m sure Jess and Keita will be very excited about the prospect of having a match with Colin and Anna in St Andrews.”

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