Former world number one Tiger Woods has confirmed his entry for the 147th Open Championship at Carnoustie.
Woods has won the Claret Jug three times but has not contested the game’s oldest major championship since 2015 due to injury.
However, the 14-time major winner has made a successful return to action after undergoing spinal fusion surgery last April and is set to compete at Carnoustie in July.
The 42-year-old finished in a tie for seventh at the Tayside venue in 1999 and joint 12th in 2007, when he was seeking a third successive victory.
Woods plans to play in The Open for the 20th time when he arrives at the renowned Angus links to join the world’s best golfers in the pursuit of the coveted Claret Jug.It
It will mark his first appearance in the Championship since 2015 at St Andrews.
The Open returns to Carnoustie for the first time since 2007 and will be played from July 15-22.
Tens of thousands of golf fans thousands are expected to descend on nearby pubs, restaurants, shops and hotels — and hope they will reap the benefits.