Golf: Tiger declared fit for Open Championship

Tiger Woods Open Championship golf elbow injury

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Tiger Woods declared himself fit ahead of Open Championship and says his recent elbow injury will not hamper his chances of claiming a 15th major title.

The American has been suffering with the problem he first picked up during his victory in the Players Championship at Sawgrass back in May.

He then aggravated the injury during the US Open at Merion last month and Woods has not played since in an attempt to get fully fit for the Open at Muirfield next week.

Woods has been undergoing intensive treatment and it seems to have paid off with the world number one declaring himself fit.

“I started chipping and putting a little over a week ago and I’m full go for the British Open,” he confirmed on his website.

“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.”

Woods returns to Muirfield for the first time since 2002, when he was on course to follow up his victories at the Masters and US Open earlier in the year, with another win before the weather turned and he carded a third-round score of 81.

Woods’ last major victory came back in 2008 when he won the US Open and he will be hoping to end a five-year drought in Scotland next week.


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