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Tiger Woods was left in tears as he received an emotional reception at the 18th hole of St Andrews in the second round at The Open.
He had to withdraw from the PGA championship and didn't take part in the US Open but has been in Scotland this week for the final major of the year.
On Friday, he played his second round and hit a +3, to leave him nine over for the tournament, and missed the cut to play for the weekend.
Given his age and the injuries he's endured over the years, it is likely to be the last time Woods plays at St Andrews, and possibly even in the Open.
Walking down the 18th hole, the 15 times major champion was met with an incredible reception from the fans and was clearly emotional, shedding tears.
Spine-tingling scenes as Tiger Woods soaks in the appreciation from the fans at the18th 👏🥺 pic.twitter.com/guLLUGD1Im— Sky Sports Golf (@SkySportsGolf) July 15, 2022
The next time The Open will be at St Andrews will be in 2030, and the American admitted after his round that it's unlikely he'll be in shape to play there again in eight years time.
“It was very emotional for me. I’ve been coming here since 1995 and the next one comes around, I think, in 2030?" he told Sky Sports.
"I don’t know if I’ll be physically able to play then so for me it felt like it might be my last Open at St Andrews and the fans – the ovation and the warmth – was an unbelievable feeling.
"The collective warmth and understanding – they know what golf is all about and what it takes to be an Open champion.
"I’ve been fortunate enough to have won twice here and it felt very emotional because I don’t know what my health will be like.
Woods was more optimistic about playing in The Open in the future, just not at the course where he won in 2000 and 2005, two of his three triumphs in the event.
On missing the cut, he said, "My two days of play, I made my share of mistakes and struggled again today.
“I hit a couple of poor spots that left me in some bad spots and never really got anything going.
“I needed to shoot a low one today and didn’t, and that’s why I won’t be around on the weekend.
Woods score left him 17 shots off fellow American Cameron Young, who finished his first round on eight under par, with Rory McIlroy two shots further back.
Cameron Smith had an excellent start to his second round, whilst Dustin Johnson, Scottie Scheffler, Tyrell Hatton and a number of others put themselves in an excellent position at the end of their second rounds.
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