HOYLAKE, England – Tiger Woods’ first round of the year in a major championship will be played alongside Angel Cabrera and Henrik Stenson at the British Open.
The three-ball goes off at 4:04 a.m. ET Thursday in the first round at Royal Liverpool. They’ll begin the second round Friday at 9:05 a.m. ET.
Woods missed nearly four months of the season following surgery to repair a pinched nerve in his back. He returned last month to play in the Quicken Loans National, which benefits his Tiger Woods Foundation, but shot 74-75 and easily missed the cut.
However, Woods arrived at Royal Liverpool on Saturday, spoke with reporters and declared himself perfectly healthy and said no limitations were put on him from his physicians.
“I’ve got my speed back, which is nice, and I’m starting to hit the ball out there again,” Woods said. “I’m only going to get stronger. As the weeks go on, I’m getting strong and faster.”
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