Due to its location along Scotland’s shore, St. Andrews’ Old Course is a links golf course where the 2022 Open Championship is taking place.
In the nick of time, Rikuya Hoshino was added to the field of The 150th Open in place of Justin Rose, who withdrew before his opening round at St. Andrews.
Rose, who tied for 6th place when it was last played at St. Andrews in 2015 and ended as Molinari’s co-runner-up at Carnoustie in 2018, will now play in The Open without being a member of the field for the first time since 2006.
Rose remarked on Twitter: “I took a swing with my driver on the fourth hole yesterday and felt tightness in my lower back. I’ve been having therapy around the clock, but I still don’t feel ready to play in this renowned event.”
England’s Aaron Rai, who finished in the top 20 at Royal St George’s last year, was also called up late after South Africa’s Erik van Rooyen withdrew due to a neck ailment before his 1:48pm start.
He’s finished under par in every round, despite being just as consistent as he’s ever been, including The Open, where he’s finished in the top ten five times.
Louis Oosthuizen’s 2010 breakthrough victory at St. Andrews remains his solitary TOUR victory, but he has also earned two podium spots.
St. Andrews makes it difficult to be very analytical, but it does play well into his talents of hitting greens, getting close, and taking advantage of opportunities. It is poised to beat his previous record at the Open championship.
Shane Lowry’s first misstep of the year was a unexpectedly missed cut at the U.S. Open. He regained form in Ireland two weeks ago with a T9. Last year, he was defending the Open Championship.
In seven Open appearances, he has four top-10 finishes, a win at Royal Birkdale in 2017 and a runner-up finish last year.
The tour’s leader in “GIR” may not skip one this week. Last year, he finished eighth in his Open Championship debut.
And with that, he wins a major championship and makes a noteworthy debut. The removal of expectations may cause problems for the remaining 155 players on the field.
After winning at Royal Liverpool in 2014 and getting into the top five three more times, the tour’s leading scorer is playing with confidence.
Tiger Woods struggled to gain a foothold on the Old Course from the outset.
The fifteen-time major winner from the U.S., Tiger has won the Open Championship twice at St Andrews, was out of sorts from the minute he found water on the par-four opening hole and began with a six on his card.
“He did not appear to strike it particularly hard. Yes, he moved slowly on the greens, “Woods told reporters. “However, I ended up in a terrible situation or simply had some strange occurrences. That’s just the way things are.”
He birdied the ninth hole with a six-foot putt, beaming broadly as he accepted the warm applause from the crowd and rode the momentum to another chance at the tenth.
After a wayward tee shot on the 16th landed in the deep rough, he easily navigated the final two holes and raised his cap to the crowded galleries surrounding the 18th green.
Round two -Friday, 15 July
It starts at 1:30 am
live stream from 1:30am to 4 pm.
Early on coverage at 1:30-4am
• participated Groups -3am to 3pm
• featured Holes 5:30a.m. to 3p.m.
• Late on coverage – 3-4p.m.
Round three -Saturday, 16 July
live stream on 6a.m. to 2p.m.
• Featured Groups – 6a.m. to 2p.m
• Featured Holee -7a.m to 1pm