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Open my best Major hope, admits Tiger


By Phil Casey

Tiger Woods believes The Open Championship represents his best chance to add to his Major tally as he looks to become the latest 40-something winner of the Claret Jug at Carnoustie this weekend.

Woods has not played The Open since missing the cut at St Andrews in 2015 but his remarkable recovery from spinal fusion surgery means the 42-year-old's bid for a fourth Claret Jug cannot be overlooked.

Asked if The Open was his best chance for more silverware, Woods, who has won 14 Majors, said: "As far as long-term, certainly I would say yes because you don't have to be long to play on a links golf course.

"You get to places like Augusta National, where it's just a big ballpark, and the golf course outgrows you unfortunately. But a links-style golf course, you can roll the ball. I hit a three iron on the 18th that went 333 yards."

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