The 150th Open: Players pay tribute to Tiger Woods after emotional cut failure at St Andrews | golf news

Tiger Woods scored rounds of 78 and 75 to finish with nine points and miss the cut in the final men’s major of the year; The 46-year-old admitted after his early exit that he may not be able to play another edition of The Open at St Andrews.

Last update: 07/16/22 8:16 am

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Tiger Woods made an emotional walk around the 18th hole at St Andrews to a standing ovation after missing the cut at the 150th Open Championship.

Tiger Woods made an emotional walk around the 18th hole at St Andrews to a standing ovation after missing the cut at the 150th Open Championship.

Tiger Woods has accepted that his appearance at The 150th Open may be his last at St Andrews, but many of the world’s top golfers still hope to see him back on the Old Course in the future.

An emotional Woods fought back tears as he crossed the Swilcan Bridge during his second round of 75, with the former World No.1’s hopes of a third win at St Andrews and fourth at The Open resulting in a failed cut.

Woods will be 50 when The Open returns to St Andrews – not before 2026 and possibly as late as 2030 – and the 15-time Grand Slam champion doubts whether he will still be physically able to compete when he returns. in the old field.

Paul McGinley reflects on the legacy Woods will leave after what could be his last appearance at The Open

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Paul McGinley reflects on the legacy Woods will leave after what could be his last appearance at The Open

Paul McGinley reflects on the legacy Woods will leave after what could be his last appearance at The Open

“Everybody hopes it’s not the end of Tiger’s career at the Old Course. I think he deserves, and we deserve, that he get another chance,” he said. Rory McIlroyafter a four-under 68 left him 10-under heading into the weekend.

“Hopefully The Open will come back here in four or five years and get another chance because as good as he’s been throughout his career and as good as he’s been on the Old Course, I think he’s gotten better at it.

“He was all our hero growing up and we want to see him do well. We want to see him continue to compete. This week was obviously a tough week for him, but we’re all rooting for him, we’re all fighting for him.” to the.”

Jon Rahm he said, “I hope this isn’t the last for Tiger. I hope he can somehow get healthier and be back. From what I hear, it’s going to be in 2030, which is eight years from now, which is probably a few years too long.” .

“I wouldn’t be surprised if he makes the effort just to play [at the next St Andrews Open] and say a proper goodbye. I wish you nothing but the best. She has done amazing things here and amazing things all over the world.

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“I hope he can stay healthy and live a normal life from now on. You can tell he’s in pain. I know he puts on a forehead and tries to walk normal, but it shows at certain times going down some of the hills.” She is suffering “.

US Open Champion Matt Fitzpatrick and Max Homa played alongside Woods for the first two days, with the pair backing off on the final hole on Friday to allow the three-time golf champion of the year to walk forward to a warm reception from the huge crowd.

Matt Fitzpatrick hopes to carry the momentum into the weekend after scoring 66 in the second round at The Open

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Matt Fitzpatrick hopes to carry the momentum into the weekend after scoring 66 in the second round at The Open

Matt Fitzpatrick hopes to carry the momentum into the weekend after scoring 66 in the second round at The Open

“It was amazing,” Fitzpatrick said. “He gave me goosebumps. Just looking around, seeing everyone get to their feet and give him a standing ovation when he was down 18, it was amazing.

“It’s something that will live with me forever, for sure. It’s completely deserved and I think towards the end, you could see that he was a little emotional. It was a big deal.”

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world number 1 scottie schefflerwho won The Masters when Woods made his competitive comeback at Augusta National, believes the players have accepted him as part of this iconic Open.

I may have talked about that a bit. [this being Woods’ last at St Andrews]but he’s a pretty tough guy and he loves to compete,” Scheffler said. “We’ll see what he has in store for us in the next few years.

A look back at the ups and downs of Woods' first round at The 150th Open at St Andrews

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A look back at the ups and downs of Woods’ first round at The 150th Open at St Andrews

A look back at the ups and downs of Woods’ first round at The 150th Open at St Andrews

“Any time you get to see that guy on the golf course, especially the Old Course, it’s really special. As players, having him around is great.”

“When he got into that car accident, we didn’t know if we were going to get him back, so to have him here playing golf is very special to all of us.”

young cameronwho is two shots behind leader Cameron Smith before the third round, added: “Obviously Tiger is a great figure in golf, someone whose game I respect tremendously.”

“It’s been amazing to see him bounce back from multiple different things and play golf at a high level. It’s sad not to have him around for the weekend, but I’m sure we’ll see him move on.”

Sahith Theegala He added: “It was great to see him in person, going through his full prep work and on the field. The people he attracts, it’s just amazing what he does for the game. We can never thank him enough.”

What’s next for Woods?

We delve into the archives to look back at some of Woods' best shots from his long career at The Open.

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We delve into the archives to look back at some of Woods’ best shots from his long career at The Open.

We delve into the archives to look back at some of Woods’ best shots from his long career at The Open.

A failed cut at The Open follows a 47th-place finish at The Masters in April and a mid-tournament withdrawal from the PGA Championship in May, where he hit a 79 in the third round, with Woods uncertain when he will compete again. action.

“I’m not retiring from the game,” Woods said after the round. “But I don’t know if I’ll be able to physically play here again when I get back. I’ll be able to play open futures, yes, but eight years from now, I doubt if I’ll be competitive.” at this level.

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“It’s a struggle to only play the three events that I played this year. That in itself was something that I’m very proud of, I was able to play these three events considering what happened.

“Hopefully we’ll do more hard work and give me more opportunities next year to play a few more events. I have nothing, nothing planned. Zero. Maybe something next year. I don’t know. But nothing in the near future, this is everything. I was just hoping to play this event this year.”

Watch The 150th Open all weekend live on Sky Sports’ dedicated channel – Sky Sports The Open. Live at The Range, Featured Holes and Featured Groups will be available via the red button on Sky Sports The Open, alongside the Sky Sports website and app.

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