Tiger Woods says his Masters victory “took a lot out of” him as he prepares for the 2019 British Open.
Woods made the suggestions when meeting with reporters, following a observe spherical Tuesday at Royal Portrush in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. He will tee off inside the first spherical at 10:10 a.m. EDT Thursday alongside Matt Wallace and Patrick Reed.
The 43-year-old golfer obtained his 15th important championship on the 2019 Masters in April. The Masters win was Woods’ first important given that 2008 U.S. Open.
“Getting myself into position to win the Masters … it took a lot out of me,” Woods talked about. “That golf course location a lot of stress on the system.
“It was a very emotional week and one which I hold reliving. It’s arduous to imagine that I pulled it off and I ended up profitable the event.”
Woods held off Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka and Xander Schauffele by one stroke to win the Masters. Francesco Molinari was moreover a late threat to Woods, nonetheless, faltered down the stretch.
Woods is trying to win his fourth British Open title. He hasn’t obtained the important thing since 2006. He tied for sixth place on the 2018 British Open. He missed the decrease on the 2015 British Open.
He missed the decrease on the 2019 PGA Championship, one month after his Masters triumph. Woods went on to tie for the ninth place the Memorial Tournament. He tied for 21st on the 2019 U.S. Open.
Woods talked about his sport is “not fairly as sharp” as he’d prefer to have it at this level. He additionally stated his contact across the greens in proper the place he “must have it.”
BetOnline.AG has Woods tied with Johnson for the fourth-best odds at a top-five finish on the 2019 British Open (+350). Rory McIlroy has the easiest odds at +200, adopted by Koepka (+225) and Jon Rahm (+325).