Woods ready for 'favourite major'
Tiger Woods is excited by the unpredictability of links golf as he prepares for his 'favourite major championship' at the Open.
The 14-time major winner has endured problems both on and off the course over the last couple of years and, after looking a certainty to overhaul Jack Nicklaus' benchmark of 18 titles a couple of years ago, many experts thought there was no way back for Woods.
However, recent victories at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, Memorial Tournament and AT&T National have shown a real turnaround for the former world number one and he will tee off as favourite at Royal Lytham and St Annes next week.
Woods also admits that he relishes the unique challenges that links golf brings, while recent poor weather in the UK might also play a part.
"You can have so many different weather conditions. You just don't know," Woods said.
"That's one of the unique things about the British Open and why it's my favourite major championship.
"It's the only tournament besides the sandbelt courses in Australia that we can actually use the ground as a friend and bounce the ball into the greens.
"Modern golf is all up in the air."