The 150th Open: Team Faldo wins R&A Celebration of Champions event as Tiger Woods impresses | Golf News


Team Faldo took a three-stroke win in the four-hole event; Tiger Woods birdied twice and said he ‘felt good’ as he continues his preparations for the 150th Open – watch the first round live Thursday from 6.30am on Sky Sports The Open

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Highlights from the Champions Celebration at St Andrews ahead of the 150th edition of The Open Championship this week.

Highlights from the Champions Celebration at St Andrews ahead of the 150th edition of The Open Championship this week.

Sir Nick Faldo rolled back the years to help Team Faldo win the R&A Champions Celebration, as Tiger Woods impressed past Jack Nicklaus at St Andrews.

Faldo teamed up with former champion golfers Zach Johnson, Louis Oosthuizen and John Daly in the four-hole contest on the Old Course, where the teams earned the top two scores from each hole.

The quartet combined to post six under and finish three without the chasing pack, with Team Davies – led by Dame Laura Davies – and Team Woods claiming a share of second place.

With 33 Major titles between them, Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus took an iconic photo together on Swilcan Bridge in St Andrews.

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With 33 Major titles between them, Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus took an iconic photo together on Swilcan Bridge in St Andrews.

With 33 Major titles between them, Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus took an iconic photo together on Swilcan Bridge in St Andrews.

Woods, who played 18 holes on Saturday and Sunday ahead of her first competitive appearance since the PGA Championship in May, was part of an all-star team alongside Rory McIlroy, Lee Trevino and at the 2018 AIG Women’s Georgia Hall Open.

The 46-year-old launched a brilliant approach to set up a birdie at the par four second and also landed a shot on the last hole after driving the 18th green, the former world No. 1 confident of his fitness ahead of the men’s major final of the year.

Tiger Woods believes his ultimate triumph came when he won twice at the home of golf in 2000 and 2005.

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Tiger Woods believes his ultimate triumph came when he won twice at the home of golf in 2000 and 2005.

Tiger Woods believes his ultimate triumph came when he won twice at the home of golf in 2000 and 2005.

“I feel good,” Woods said midway through. “Match day is Thursday so I just have to pick up my pace until then and get going and hopefully we can get into contention on the back nine on Sunday.”

Woods was part of an iconic photo on the Swilcan Bridge with fellow golfer great Jack Nicklaus, an image that will be part of golf’s archives forever, while McIlroy admitted he felt ‘a bit emotional’ to be a part of the historical event.

Ahead of this week's Open Championship, Rory McIlroy loved playing with and against legends at the Celebration of Champions event.

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Ahead of this week’s Open Championship, Rory McIlroy loved playing with and against legends at the Celebration of Champions event.

Ahead of this week’s Open Championship, Rory McIlroy loved playing with and against legends at the Celebration of Champions event.

“If you had told a 10-year-old Rory that I would do this, I wouldn’t have believed you,” McIlroy said. “To get my name on the Claret Jug, to be as close as I am to my hero growing up (Woods) and to do that, Champions Dinner tomorrow at the R&A clubhouse… those are kind of moments of pinch.

“It’s really, really cool and I’m so privileged and honored to be a part of it all.”

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Defending champion Collin Morikawa’s team – including AIG Women’s Open champion Anna Nordqvist – finished five strokes behind in tied fifth, with teams led by Jordan Spieth and Henrik Stenson also finishing one under.

When is The Open live on Sky Sports?

Sky Sports The Open will show over 80 hours of live coverage of the iconic Old Course at St Andrews, more than ever before, with live programming across all seven days of the tournament week and a host of additional extra features available .

Watch every moment of the 150th Open, live only here on Sky Sports.

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Watch every moment of the 150th Open, live only here on Sky Sports.

Watch every moment of the 150th Open, live only here on Sky Sports.

Live coverage of the first two rounds will begin at 6:30 a.m. – before the opening tee shot – and continue until the end of the game, with live wall-to-wall coverage starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday and 8 a.m. for Sunday’s final round.

There will be plenty of extra action throughout the four days via the red button on Sky Sports The Open, as well as Sky Q and Sky Glass, with featured bands and featured holes available for the world’s best players tackle the home of golf.

Watch the 150th Open throughout the week live on Sky Sports’ dedicated channel. Live coverage begins Thursday from 6.30am live on Sky Sports The Open.




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