After sitting out final month’s U.S. Open, Tiger Woods was again enjoying aggressive golf Monday, tuning up for the Open Championship at a pro-am occasion in Ireland.
Woods shot a 5-over-par 77 in the primary spherical of the two-day JP McManus Pro-Am at Adare Manor Hotel & Golf Resort in County Limerick.
The spotlight of Woods’ spherical was a chip-in eagle on the par-5 twelfth gap that thrilled the group. But he additionally had a double bogey, six bogeys and only one birdie.
Woods final performed on the PGA Championship in May, his second begin after recovering from a brutal proper leg harm that stored him away from the game for greater than 14 months. He made the lower however withdrew after the third spherical.
The 15-time main winner dedicated to the pro-am again in April after he introduced he would play in the one hundred and fiftieth Open at St Andrews, the positioning of Woods’ 2000 and 2005 Open victories and essentially the most iconic course in the Open rotation. The occasion advantages charities in Ireland and offers gamers an opportunity to play get acclimated to Europe forward of the ultimate main of the 12 months.
Xander Schauffele, eight days faraway from profitable the Travelers Championship on the PGA Tour, shot an 8-under 64 to take a three-shot lead over Rickie Fowler lead in the person competitors. England’s Tyrrell Hatton was in third at 4-under 68.
The pro-am additionally allowed LIV Golf Invitational Series members to play. Brooks Koepka, contemporary off his first LIV look, was tied for fourth at 3-under 69 with Irishmen Shane Lowry and Seamus Power and South African Brandon Stone. Dustin Johnson (70), Bryson DeChambeau (72) and England’s Lee Westwood (72) had been among the many different LIV-aligned contributors.
LPGA Tour up-and-comer Leona Maguire of Ireland was the one girl in the sphere and opened with an even-par 72.
Jordan Spieth was disqualified, reportedly as a result of he picked up his ball early on the finish of a gap, forgetting that there was a person element to the pro-am. He was allowed to proceed collaborating in the staff occasion.
The Open Championship can be performed July 14-17.
–Field Level Media