2013 Open Championship: Tiger “full go for the British Open”

Tiger Woods’ elbow is ready to go for this week’s Open Championship.

Tiger Woods suffered an elbow injury during the US Open a month ago which was clearly hindering his game. Woods refused to make an excuse for the injury and speculation has mounted as to whether Woods’ elbow would be good enough to play at The Open Championship beginning at Muirfield this week.

Woods ended any speculation issuing a statement via his website:

I started chipping and putting a little over a week ago and I’m full go for the British Open. I’m very confident that my left elbow strain won’t be a problem and I will be able to hit all the shots I need to hit. That’s why I took the time off, so it could heal, and I would feel comfortable playing again. I’m still taking anti-inflammatory medication for my elbow and getting treatment, but the big thing at Muirfield Golf Club will be to avoid the rough.

It’s a long post and Woods makes some observations about Muirfield and had a few comments on the PGA Tour’s decision to support the anchoring ban:

I was pleased to see the PGA TOUR recently adopt the same rule as the USGA and R&A by banning anchored putting strokes starting in 2016. I think we all should be playing under the same rules. It’s a global game, and I believe the TOUR did the right thing.

It has been over five years since Tiger Woods has won a major. Woods finished in a tie for third place at last year’s Open Championship which was his best performance at the event since his victory in 2006.

Woods sounds ready to go and the world number one is a clear favourite at the bookies to win his fourth Open Championship this week at Muirfield.

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