In a positive sign for Tiger Woods ahead of the British Open, the 46-year-old played an 18-hole practice round on Sunday at St. Andrews, the first time he’s done so before a major this year.
According to ESPN, the round included three birdies after he walked all 18 holes with Justin Thomas on Saturday night.
“He was struggling early, but came on as the day went on,” Woods’ caddie, Joe LaCava, told ESPN. “That’s encouraging.”
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Woods himself didn’t speak to reporters in Scotland, but will on Monday and Tuesday. He’s won twice at St. Andrews and has a third Open Championship, won at Royal Liverpool in 2006.
Woods, who is dealing with a surgically repaired right leg following a car…