Tiger Woods shoots 77 to open pro-am in Ireland

Tiger Woods shoots 77 to open pro-am in Ireland

Tiger Woods finished the first round of the two-day JP McManus Pro-Am at the Adare Manor Hotel & Golf Resort in County Limerick with a 5-over-par 77.

Woods’ chip-in eagle at the par-5 12th hole was the round’s high point, thrilling the spectators. In addition, he made only one birdie and had six bogeys and a double bogey.

Woods made his second appearance at the PGA Championship in May, more than 14 months after suffering a devastating injury to his right leg. After the third round, he withdrew despite cutting.

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After confirming he will participate in the 150th Open at St. Andrews, the location of Woods’ 2000 and 2005 Open triumphs and the most recognizable course in the Open cycle, the 15-time major champion committed to the pro-am back in April. 

Before the year’s last major, golfers may use this opportunity to practice in Europe while also helping Irish charities.

Eight days after winning the Travelers Championship on the PGA Tour, Xander Schauffele scored an 8-under 64 to pull ahead of Rickie Fowler by three shots in the individual competition. At 4-under 68, Tyrrell Hatton of England placed third.

Members of the LIV Golf Invitational Series could participate in the pro-am. 

Fresh off his debut in the LIV, Brooks Koepka was tied for fourth at 3-under 69 with South African Brandon Stone, Irishmen Shane Lowry and Seamus Power, and Americans Shane Lowry and Seamus Power. 

The other contestants who were members of LIV were Dustin Johnson (70), Bryson DeChambeau (72), and Lee Westwood (72), who is from England.

Future LPGA Tour player The sole female player, Leona Maguire of Ireland, started with an even-par 72.

Since there was an individual component to the pro-am, Jordan Spieth was allegedly penalized for picking up his ball too soon at the finish of a hole. 

However, he was permitted to continue competing in the team competition.