Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Tiger a doubt for the Open

Three-time Open champion Tiger Woods appears to be struggling in his bid to return to action in time for next month's tournament at the Royal St George's Course in Sandwich. The 35-year-old has been out of action since May, with recurrences of the various injuries to his left leg, and has now pulled out of next week's AT&T National event, which had been pencilled in as his return event. With the third major of the year edging closer, the race is really hotting up for Woods to be fit in time for the July 14th start. Those looking at the British Open betting odds golf will be wondering if he can make it.

Tiger's hopes of adding more majors to the 14 he already owns seems to be looking more and more unlikely, with his body struggling to handle the regular stresses and strains. The injuries have had a major impact on his disappointing run of form that has seen him fail to win a title since September 2009, but they haven't been the only reason for Tiger's lack of form and the British Open specials reflect this.

The much publicised off-course problems have been well documented over the past 18 months and Tiger's game has come under even more pressure and scrutiny since returning to action. The battle really now is on for Woods to get his body back fit enough for him to start hopefully challenging for majors again. Whether that is at next month's Open is still very much in doubt.

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