Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods intensify preparations for next week’s British Open at St Andrews with a practice round at Ballybunion.
ith the Opens taking place at St Andrew’s next week, some of the world’s best golfers capitalized on their participation in the JP McManus Pro Am at Adare Manor by playing some of the best links courses in the country.
World No. 1 Scottie Scheffler played with Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas at Lahinch ahead of the Pro Am, while Tralee and Ballybunion were also visited by the golfing elite.
Earlier this week, Woods confirmed he would stick to his offer for a fourth Claret Jug in Ireland.
“I’ve always loved coming to Ireland. I’ve loved coming here since the first time, I think it was 1999 when me, Payne and Marco (Mark O’Meara) were over here fishing down here in Waterville. We played ballybunion. Payne made a hole in one. We’ve had some great times,” Woods said in Adare.
Links practice here helped him win at least one of his three Claret Jugs and he’s continuing that tradition this week. He just doesn’t say where or when he’ll show up. “No, I don’t want to tell you because I don’t want everyone to come down and watch us. So yes. Yes and yes.”
https://www.independent.ie/sport/golf/rory-mcilroy-and-tiger-woods-pictured-playing-ballybunion-in-preparation-for-the-british-open-41822110.html Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods played ballybunion in preparation for the British Open