Tiger Woods’ Practice Round Proves Elbow Healthy

Tiger Woods doesn’t seem to be bothered by the left elbow injury that had caused him problems during the U.S. Open at Merion last month and sidelined him in two tournaments thereafter.

The legendary golfer said his elbow is fine and he was set to play a limited number of practice holes in preparation for the Open Championship and had no problem with the restriction at Muirfield.

“I was always going to just play nine (holes) each day,” Woods said Wednesday after his third nine-hole practice round at Muirfield. “That was the plan, not to push it on the amount of holes, especially on hard ground. I’ve been playing a lot at home. But it’s Florida, it rains every day, it’s soft. It’s two totally different conditions.”

Woods shared other areas he felt important for the upcoming Open championships.

“I just wanted to make sure that I’m rested and feel fit and ready to go for the championship. I’ve done a lot of homework on the greens each day. And I’ve taken my time and really got a good feel for them. So that’s been good. I would just like to get another wind in, a little different direction. We’ve had it the same the last three days.”

This would be Woods’ first tournament round since he placed 32nd at the U.S. Open at Merion on June 16.

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