Tiger Woods will play in Ireland pro-am before The Open

Tiger Woods will play in Ireland pro-am before The Open

Regardless of his overall game, golf legend Tiger Woods has received praise from across the sports world over the past week simply for competing in this year’s Masters tournament some 14 months after a horrific, serious car accident nearly cost him Leg.

While speaking after his final round last Sunday, the 15-time Grand Slam champion did not commit to playing at the PGA Championship which begins on May 19 or the US Open the following month, but did promise he would compete at The Open in St. Andrés in July.

Since then, Woods has added at least one other event to his schedule.

According to ESPN’s Mark Schlabach and the Golf Channel website, Woods will travel to play in the JP McManus Pro-Am in Limerick, Ireland. The event is scheduled for July 4-5 at Adare Manor and begins 10 days before the start of The Open.

JP McManus, an Irish businessman and racehorse owner, hosts the pro-am benefiting charities in that country.

“Tiger has been a great friend and ardent supporter of the pro-am for a long time and we are absolutely delighted that he has committed to once again playing in the tournament,” McManus said in a statement shared by the media. “Without a doubt, his presence at Adare Manor will bring great emotion to the thousands of spectators and we are very grateful to him for giving up his spare time to be with us.”

The 46-year-old finished 47th at the Masters at 13 over par.

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