Tiger Woods will play in Ireland in pro-am before the Open

Regardless of his overall game, golfing legend Tiger Woods has been receiving praise from the sports world over the past week simply for taking part in this year’s Masters tournament some 14 months after a serious and horrific car accident. almost cost him his leg.

As he spoke after his final round last Sunday, the 15-time major champion would not commit to play in the PGA Championship which begins May 19 or the US Open the following month, but vowed he would participate at the St. Andrews Open in July.

Since that time, Woods has added at least one more event to his schedule.

According to ESPN’s Mark Schlabach and the Golf Channel website, Woods will travel to play in the JP McManus Pro-Am to be held in Limerick, Ireland. The event is scheduled for July 4-5 at Adare Manor and begins 10 days before the start of The Open.

JP McManus, an Irish businessman and racehorse owner, organizes the pro-am which benefits charities in that country.

“Tiger has been a great friend and avid supporter of the pro-am for a very long time and we are absolutely delighted that he has committed to playing in the tournament again,” McManus said in a statement shared by media. “His presence at Adare Manor will no doubt bring enormous excitement to the thousands of spectators and we are so grateful to him for giving up his free time to be with us.”

The 46-year-old finished 47th at the Masters at 13 over par.

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