For the third time in the last 20 years, The Open Championship returns to Carnoustie Golf Links in Carnoustie, Scotland.
Tiger Woods has won The Open Championship three times – in 2000, 2005 and 2006 – all sandwiched in the years between when Carnoustie hosted The Open in 1999 and 2007. Tiger was in the running both years, finishing four strokes off the lead in '99 and five strokes behind the leader in 2007, at arguably The Open's toughest venue.
Here's a look at Tiger's history at Carnoustie.
Champion: Paul Lawrie (+6)
Scorecard: 74-72-74-74 (294)
Finish: T-7th (+10)
Quotable: “I’ve never played a golf course as hard as that course was set up and as unfair as it was set up,” Tiger told reporters in 2007, according to Reuters, in regards to the 128th Open Championship.
Highlights: Highlights from Tiger Woods' trip to Carnoustie are hard to come by but the 128th Open Championship is best known for Jean van de Velde's triple bogey on the 18th hole on Sunday, when he only needed a double bogey or better to win The Open.
Champion: Padraig Harrington (-7)
Scorecard: 69-74-69-70 (282)
Finish: T-12th (-2)
Quotable: “It’s extremely fair,” Tiger said, according to Reuters. “It’s not like it was in ‘99. It’s probably a little more difficult than it was in the Scottish Open events I played here (in the mid-1990s). So it’s roughly right in between.
“I love playing over here because it allows you to be creative. I love to maneuver the ball. Over here you can create shots. You get to use the ground as an ally. You just don’t get that opportunity in the States.”
Highlights: Tiger chased his third consecutive win at The Open Championship in 1999 and he started strong by shooting a 2-under 69 in the opening round, but a 3-over 74 on Friday derailed his pursuit of a three-peat.
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