WATCH: Tiger Woods arrives in Ireland for J.P. McManus Pro-Am to prep for 150th British Open

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Tiger Woods has not played competitive golf since being forced to retire following the third round of the 2022 PGA Championship in May. That will all change this week as the 46-year-old is set to take part in the JP McManus Pro-Am at Adare Manor alongside nine of the top 10 players on the Official World Golf Rankings.

The 2027 Ryder Cup venue will also be the scene of Woods’ highly anticipated return to the public spotlight. The 15-time Major Championship winner will use this 36-hole display as something of a tune-up as he targets the 150th Open Championship at the Old Course in St. Andrews next week.

Woods has only played twice in 2022, making the cut at the Masters and the PGA Championship before forfeiting the US Open at the Country Club in early June.

The home of golf has always held a special place in Woods’ hearts as it is the place where he first lifted the Claret Jug in 2000. The win marked the completion of his Grand Slam career at just 24 years old and was part of the “Tiger Slam” of 2000-01. Five years later, Woods won again at St. Andrews and claimed the second of his three Open Championship titles.

Despite the lack of reps, Woods still has the 150th Open Championship on his schedule. In fact, at the Masters in early April, Woods didn’t know what his future playing schedule would be, but confirmed his participation in the Old Course anyway.

“I will never play a full schedule again,” Woods told Sky Sports. “It will only be the big events. I don’t know if I will be able to play [the PGA Championship] Southern Hills or not, but I can’t wait to be in St. Andrews. It’s something close to my heart. You know, I won two Opens there, it’s the home of golf, it’s my favorite golf course in the world. I’ll be there for that one.”

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