Woods’ appearance at the 36-hole charity event is his first since retiring midway through the PGA Championship in May; 15-time major champion will also take part in the 150th Open at St Andrews later this month – watch the JP McManus Pro-Am live Monday from 2pm on Sky Sports Golf
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Tiger Woods makes his latest return to action this week as part of a star-studded field at the JP McManus Pro-Am, with extensive live coverage on Sky Sports.
The worlds of sport and showbiz combine this week at Adare Manor in Ireland, the venue for the 2027 Ryder Cup, with Woods joined by Rory McIlroy, Jon Rahm, world No. 1 Scottie Scheffler and new US champion Open Matt Fitzpatrick.
Justin Thomas, Brooks Koepka, Bryson DeChambeau and local favorite Shane Lowry are among the other notable names in action, while the amateur roster includes the likes of Bill Murray, Niall Horan and Jamie Dornan.
Two competitions are held side by side for the two-day contest, with the professionals all taking part in a 36-hole stroke play competition, while each golfer has three amateurs to face in the team event.
Sky Sports will show extensive live coverage of the tournament on Monday and Tuesday, with live action from 2pm to 7.30pm both days on Sky Sports Golf.
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What can we expect from Woods?
Woods has only played in three televised tournaments since suffering career-threatening injuries in last February’s car crash in Los Angeles, competing alongside his son in December’s PNC Championship before moving on. participate in the first two men’s majors of 2022.
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The 15-time major champion made a shock return to top-flight action at the Masters in April, where he showed significant signs of discomfort as he stumbled to a 47th-place finish after back-to-back rounds of 78 over the course of the weekend at Auguste National.
Woods made the cut with a bang to spare at the PGA Championship but pulled out before his final round at Southern Hills due to injury, after a third-round 79, with the former world No. 1 opting out at the US Open to allow his body “more time to get stronger”.
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The 46-year-old confirmed in April that he would certainly appear in the 150th Open at St Andrews, exclusively live on Sky Sportswith this week’s event being a chance to test his game before the last men’s major of the year.
“This [The Open] is something close to my heart,” Woods told Sky Sports in April. “I’ve won two Opens there, it’s the home of golf and it’s my favorite golf course in the world. I’ll be there for that one.”
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This is Woods’ fourth appearance in the JP McManus Pro-Am, which was launched in 1990 and raises money for charity in Ireland, with Woods winning the event in 2000 – the year he also won three of four major championships – before competing in both the 2005 and 2010 contests.
Woods has played in just two of the last five Opens, finishing sixth at Carnoustie in 2018 and missing the cup at Royal Portrush the following year. Woods recorded an eight-stroke victory in the 2000 contest at St Andrews, as part of the ‘Tiger Slam’, then won again on the Old Course in 2005.
Watch live coverage of the JP McManus Pro-Am this week on Sky Sports Golf. Coverage begins Monday and Tuesday at 2 p.m.