Despite the wishes of all golf fans, Tiger Woods will not compete at this year's Open. After undergoing surgery this April, Woods is still recuperating. Many were surprised to see the name 'Tiger' on the list of players who will perform at this year's Open.
That's right, you read it correctly. Tiger, but not Woods. In case you didn't know, it's about Tiger Christensen, a young German who advanced through final qualifying. Tiger revealed how he got his name in a media interview. "My dad started playing golf a year before I was born.
They didn't know what to name me and he also had a very good friend in Germany who was a boxer.
His nickname was Tiger in the boxing ring and my dad figured that was a good name for me, then with the combination of Tiger Woods it was a pretty good idea!"- Tiger said Tiger came through the 36-hole qualifying event at West Lancashire, posting rounds of 68 and 67 to finish on nine under.
For him, the most important thing is that he felt good. In such circumstances, it was not difficult for him to secure his first majors appearance. "I just felt good, my game was good. I came off a good week and I just tried to execute my game plan.
I holed many putts and basically everything was good."
For a long time, this young golfer fantasized about this moment. He is ambitious and has a huge passion for golf. "I played my first DP World Tour event this year, which was one of my goals, but now playing a major championship is going to be pretty special.
I'll have to see who I take with me but it's just going to be a great experience. I've imagined this moment a couple of times, as I played final qualifying in 2019 and I played US Open final qualifying this year. I came up just short there, but it's good to get it done now!" Source: Skysports