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Tiger looks for third Open win at St Andrews

07-14-2010 14:05 BJT

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Tiger Woods is heading into this week's Open Championship at St Andrews as one of the favorites. The world's number one golfer is looking for a third win at the historical St Andrews Scottish course.

It's his first appearance back in Britain since a sex scandal and pending divorce case turned his world upside down. Woods took a five month break from the PGA Tour before returning at the Masters. He was in contention at both the Augusta National and the US Open but has yet to win since the scandal broke last November. But Woods says he's feeling good as he aims for a hat-trick at St Andrews. Woods' green work was a major factor in his two wins at St Andrews. But he has decided to go with a new putter at this Open. He hopes it will improve some of the problems he's had on the green's since his comeback.

Tiger Woods said, "Over the years I've always experimented with other putters on slower greens. I always feel very comfortable on faster greens, always have. But on slower greens I've always struggled hitting the putts hard enough and for some reason this putter comes off faster, with the groove technology the ball is running faster. I don't have to make as big an adjustment with my stroke and I feel a lot more comfortable."

Phil Mickelson and Graeme McDowell are two players in with a chance with claiming the Open Championship this weekend at St Andrews. McDowell comes into the event a month after his stunning US Open victory at Pebble Beach, while Mickelson could overtake Tiger Woods to become world number one if he wins on Sunday. Rory McIIroy meanwhile would become the youngest Open champion since 1894 if he won on Sunday. But the 21-year-old Northern Irishman is still one of the bookies' favorites to stop Tiger Woods winning a third successive title at the home of golf.

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