Like Jack Nicklaus, Woods has won the Open twice at the Home of Golf and never tires of returning to the famous Scottish links he calls his favourite course in the world.
“This is where it all began for me as an amateur. My first chance to play in the Open championship was here (in 1995),” Woods said.
“I’ll never forget I played with Ernie Els and Peter Jacobsen the first two days.
“We had a chance to play with some greats in practice rounds – Freddie (Couples), Raymond (Floyd), ‘Ollie’ (Jose Maria Olazabal), (Bernhard) Langer.
“I had a great time as a young little kid, and they showed me the ropes of how to play this golf course and how many different options there were.
“This is where I completed the career grand slam. At the time I had the record in scoring in all four major championships. So, this venue has meant a lot.”