Many are happy because we will see Tiger Woods at the 150th Open. Woods is back from injury and is ready to show what he can do. "The biggest challenge is I'm not playing tournament golf to get tournament ready for the majors.
I'm not hitting shots in tournaments to know what works and what doesn't work," he said, as quoted by skysports. "I've had to do that at home. Yes, I can do that. I can do that at home to a certain extent, but it certainly is a lot better when I'm able to play tournament golf to feel tournament hardened coming into these big events.
But that's no longer my future. I'm not going to be able to do that again. "So this is what my future is, a very limited schedule. I'm going to have to somehow figure out a way to practise at home efficiently and come to these events maybe just a little bit earlier and get more looks and try to get a better feel for it, and really trust what I'm doing because I hadn't proven it to myself in any other tournaments prior to this."
After the accident he experienced, he had a lot of problems with his recovery, but now things seem to be much better. "For the most part of my rehab I was just I was hoping that I could walk again, you know, walk normal and have a normal life and maybe play a little hit-and-giggle golf with my son or my friends at home," he explained.
"But lo and behold, I've played championship golf this year. And once I realised that I could possibly play at a high level, my focus was to get back here at St Andrews to play in this championship being, as I said, it's the most historic one we've ever had.
"I just didn't want to miss this Open here at the home of golf. This has meant so much to me. This is where I completed the career grand slam. At the time I had the record in scoring in all four major championships. So it meant a lot to me."