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Can Tiger Woods win the Open Championship?

The Open Championship is back for its 150th edition on the Old Course of Saint Andrew.

Tiger Woods returns, seeking victory number three on that hallowed turf after iconic victories in 2000 and 2005. The 15-time Major winner has denied claims he will retire after this week’s Championship, but admits it could be his last time on the Old Course. Whereas Rory McIlroy enters the week as the favorite after renewed hopes of being able to add to their four majors after an eight-year drought. The Northern Irishman will join last year’s champion Collin Morikawa and in-form player Xander Schauffele, who won back-to-back events before this week, in what promises to be one of the most eye-catching pairings after the start times for the first round have been published.

Other contenders include world No. 1 and Masters champion Scottie Scheffler, 2017 champion Jordan Spieth and last month’s US Open champion Matt Fitzpatrick, who will join Woods and Max Homa in the strongest first-round group. expected. This week’s Claret Jug winner will also walk away with £2.1m after The record price was confirmed by the R&A.

Follow below for all the first round scores, standings, updates and reactions from the fourth and final major of 2022:

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The Open 2022: Woods in the water at 1

Woods had a terrible break early on, with his training finding a divot. He tries his best to dig it up but gets a load of dirt sent to his face and recovers his vision just in time to see his approach fall into the Swilcan Burn!

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The Open 2022: Scheffler at -3

Now you can tell Scottie Scheffler is now on fire. His third consecutive birdie takes the Masters champion to -3.

Rory McIlroy, meanwhile, climbs up and down for the par on the 16th after placing a tricky chip next to the pin.

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The Open 2022: Tiger Woods in progress

It has to be the loudest cheer of the day as the two-time Open champion places an iron on the fairway.

Woods is joined by golf’s last great champion, Matt Fitzpatrickwho instead fired a wood quite far left on the wide fairway.

The American Max Homa complete the group.

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The Open 2022: Tiger Woods on the way

A special time ahead, as Tiger Woods returns home and opens his tour at St Andrews.

Before the start of the Open, Jack Rathborn examined why Woods’ return has given the sport a much-needed boost.

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The Open 2022: Els tumbles

Things went downhill for Ernie Elswho achieves a bogey at 16 then a double at the Road Hole.

The South African fell to -2 but he will have a good chance of birdie in the last after finding the edge of the green with his drive.

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The Open 2022: Schauffele at -4

Xander Schauele also birdied the par-5 14th and the American, fresh off a win at the Scottish Open last week, is certainly in contention again at -4.

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The Open 2022: McIlroy back at -5

McIlroy bombed a huge drive from around 380 yards on the par-5 14th and, although his approach crossed the back of the green, he got up and down comfortably for a birdie back at -5.

Pay attention to Scottie Scheffler. The world number 1 is now down to two cents thanks to his first four holes.

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Open 2022: Westwood scores the last birdie

Lee Westwood birdies the last to enter the clubhouse at -4. It’s a great English trick.

Unfortunately, it’s a bogey for Ernie Els at 16th, which means the South African is now also at -4.

The wind is picking up a bit now and conditions could be trickier for latecomers. Tiger Woods, Matt Fitzpatrick and Max Homa left at 2:59 p.m.

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Open 2022: Scheffler goes into the red

There is a first birdie of the day for Scottie Scheffler to the small third to enter the red. He plays alongside Joaquin Niemann and Tyrrell Hatton.

Marc Leishman got off to a good start with two birdies in his first three holes, as did rebel LIV Talor Gooch, who is -3 over six holes.

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Open 2022: McIlroy drops a blow

It’s a big effort to save par, but McIlroy has to settle for a bogey and is now back at -4.

A great cheer goes up on the 18th as Danny Willette holes a long eagle putt. It’s a round of 69 for the former Masters champion.

He is now joined at that mark by fellow Englishman Lee Westwood after the 49-year-old dropped a shot in the 17th.

The Open Standings, Live Scores and First Round Standings

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