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Tiger Woods returns to Open Championship: A look back at his best moments at the tournament

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Tiger Woods will play at his third major golf tournament of the year even as he still feels the effects of the leg injury he sustained in a car crash in February 2021.

Woods won Open Championship three times, but the idea that he will play again after the collision seems slim. He defied the odds at The Masters in April when he could walk the full course and hope for the rest of the year.

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He said he is focused on playing St. Andrews in Scotland and competed in the Open Championship.

After being forced to withdraw from the PGA Championship, Woods skipped the US Open and made sure he was fit enough to make it to St. Andrews.

“It’s my favorite golf course in the world,” he said in April.

Woods is one of only five golfers to have won Opened twice in St. Andrews. No one has done it three times. Woods has realized his window is closing because the Open won’t be back on the court for at least five years. He said this week he can always play golf as long as he can swing the club. However, competing with the best in the world has proven to be very difficult.

The good news is that Woods was able to play a full round on Sunday.

As Woods makes his comeback, read below for some of his top moments at the Open Championship.

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1995 Tiger makes first appearance at the Open Championship

Tiger Woods at his first British Open in 1995.
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Tiger Woods’ first appearance at the Open Championship was at St. Andrews in 1995. He finished 65th in the event, but his major appearance was only a small part of an incredible year. He made four PGA Tour starts and made three cuts.

He wouldn’t win his first professional title until 1997.

1998 Tiger finishes first in Top 10 at Open Championship

Tiger Woods 1998 British Open

Tiger Woods with caddy Mike “Fluff” Cowan during the 127th British Open Golf Tournament at Royal Birkdale GC in Southport from 16 to 19 July 1998.
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At this point, Woods had won the 1997 Masters and was together making the Top 10 list for the finish line. He finished third in the 1998 Open. He completed a hit behind Mark O’Meara and Brian Watts to qualify for the three-stage playoffs. O’Meara will defeat Watts.

It’s clear that Woods is getting closer and closer to lifting the Claret Jug.

2000 Open Championship

Tiger Woods with the famous Claret Jug after winning the Open Championship.

Tiger Woods with the famous Claret Jug after winning the Open Championship.
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It took another two years, but Woods won his first Open championship in 2000. He was close to winning the US Open and then the Open with a PGA Championship win.

Woods was 19 under par for the tournament at St. Andrews. Thomas Bjorn and Ernie Els both scored 11 below par.

He then won the Masters in 2001 and completed the Tiger Slam, while holding all of the major tournament titles.

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2005 Open Champion

Tiger Woods of the United States kisses Claret Jug after his victory in the 134th Open Championship held on the Old Course at St Andrews, July 14-17, 2005 in St Andrews, Scotland.

Tiger Woods of the United States kisses Claret Jug after his victory in the 134th Open Championship held on the Old Course at St Andrews, July 14-17, 2005 in St Andrews, Scotland.
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After falling out of the top 20 in the 2001 and 2002 tournaments, Woods finished fourth in 2003 and ninth in 2004. Woods will return with a win in 2005. It will be a victory. His second win at St. Andrews.

Woods finished well under 14 against Colin Montgomerie, whose result was 9 below par. It was his 10th major win and second Grand Slam of his career, making history as the first golfer under 30 to achieve those feats.

2006 Open Championship

Tiger Woods of America poses with a pitcher of wine after his two-shot win at the end of the Open Championship final round at Royal Liverpool Golf Club on July 23, 2006 in Hoylake, England.

Tiger Woods of America poses with a pitcher of wine after his two-shot win at the end of the Open Championship final round at Royal Liverpool Golf Club on July 23, 2006 in Hoylake, England.
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Woods returned victorious at the Royal Liverpool Golf Club in 2006. It was the first tournament after his father’s death.

He finished with a par 18 under – two against Chris DiMarco and five against Ernie Els.

Finished Top 10 Open Championship 2018

Tiger Woods of the United States wowed the crowd after throwing a par putt on the ninth hole during the final round of the 147th Open Championship at Carnoustie Golf Club on July 22, 2018 in Carnoustie , Scotland.

Tiger Woods of the United States wowed the crowd after throwing a par putt on the ninth hole during the final round of the 147th Open Championship at Carnoustie Golf Club on July 22, 2018 in Carnoustie , Scotland.
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Scandal and injury will hit Woods later in his career. After winning the 2006 Open, he won only three more major tournaments and none from 2009 to 2018.

His 2018 finish at the Open Championship has kept him motivated to advance to the 2019 Masters.

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Woods finished sixth in the 2018 Open Championship with a score of 5 under 5 points. He is three strokes behind tournament champion Francesco Molinari.

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