British Open is his best chance of winning another major, Woods says

Tiger Woods: If you get intimidated by me that's your own f------ issue

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Watson, who had won the last of his five Open titles in 1983, missed a putt to win the title that year then lost in a play-off to fellow American Stewart Cink. Anyone who hits fairways this week is a bomber.

In the eight holes the 42-year old played, Woods used the driver just once and that was on the fourth and with Woods, like most competitors out ahead of Monday's first official practice round, hitting irons and fairway woods of the par-4s and par-5s.

The best golfers in the world will descend on a small Scottish town this week for the sport's oldest tournament.

Fox experienced the "Tiger buzz" at his first Open at St Andrews three years ago (a tie for 49th), and in Dubai last year.

"This is our oldest championship and to come back to such a historic site just brings back so many great memories from playing here as an amateur and from the two Opens I've played", said the former world number one.

I'm not going to hit that many long clubs off many tees. His other Memorial putting stats were similarly awful: he finished in the negative in strokes-gained/putting each of the four days and took 31 putts on both Saturday and Sunday.

American superstar Tiger Woods returns to The Open after three years saying said on Tuesday that it is his best long-term chance to add to his 14 Major victories.

"You'd have to go back to Hoylake to see something as fiery", he said.

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CARNOUSTIE, Scotland - The golf course is fast, the golf ball is rolling forever and ever, and Carnoustie promises to see some unique strategy decisions this week during The Open. "There's no ideal strategy that eliminates risk".

To adjust to the conditions - Woods said the fairways were actually running faster than the greens a few days ago - he has made a decision to stick a 2-iron with 17 degrees of loft in his bag this week. "The real interesting test is how we're going to manage our way around the golf course".

"Sitting here being a major champion, winning the green jacket, it just shows the hard work and dedication that not only I had, but my team and my wife had". Even hitting sometimes 4- and 5-irons, they've been running 50, 60 yards.

While the U.S. Open was an exceedingly hard course this year, with breakneck-paced greens and narrow fairways forcing some of the coolest heads in golf to go on tilt momentarily, links golf presents a whole new set of challenges to the players this weekend.

The three-time victor of the Claret Jug added: "Look what Tom Watson did at Turnberry in 2009 at the age of 59". And I think that's the fun challenge of it.

Using a variety of irons, he practiced the low-trajectory run-up shots needed to navigate this unfamiliar style of course, each time trying to hit that 100-meter sign, no matter the club loft.

'You get to places like Augusta where it is just a big ball park and the golf course outgrows you unfortunately.

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