More than ever, Tiger Woods is focused in the upcoming British Open which he considers his ‘favorite major championship’.
According to Woods, one of the unique things about the British Open and why it’s his favorite, ‘it is the only tournament besides the sand-belt courses in Australia that he can actually use the ground as a friend and bounce the ball into the greens and modern golf is all up in the air.’
The former world number one is expected to arrive at Royal Lytham sometime this weekend ahead of The Open starting on Thursday and is looking forward to which he hopes will finally take him closer to Jack Nicklaus’ record.
Woods has not added to his 14 majors since the 2008 US Open and so remains four behind Nicklaus.
He is returning now, however, to a course where he does have a share of a record.
Back in 1996 and only 20 at the time, he shot a three under par total of 281 that matches Englishman’s Iain Pyman best total by an amateur in Open history. It has still to be bettered.
The most recent tournament that Woods participated was followed by a missed cut at the Greenbrier Classic just over a week ago, but that failure has not dented his confidence over all.
‘I didn’t play poorly,’ Woods wrote in his first website blog for three months . ‘I had trouble gauging distances with my short irons and it was tough for me to adjust to the greens.
Referring to the venue which the Royal Lytham & St Annes golf club who will host The Open, ‘I like the golf course, but I know they have made some changes since we played there. I think they lengthened a few holes, so it will play different, said Woods.
To be ready, ‘he will be bringing with him his five-wood and two-iron and decide which club to carry once he gets there and feel out the conditions.’