WATCH: Tiger Woods gets emotional after getting touching send-off at the British Open

As Woods walked on the field with his cap in hand, the crowd gave him an ovation and cheered heavily.

Ritesh PathakAuthor

Updated - 16 July 2022 06:56 PM

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When it comes to naming the legends in the game of golf, Tiger Woods’ name comes right at the top. The American golfer has earned his name and fame with consistent performances across tournaments. Having won the major title a record fifteen times, Woods is reckoned to have changed the fate of gold singlehandedly.

However, things changed for the 46-year-old after a major car crash last year. Woods suffered significant physical deterioration which kept him out of action for almost seventeen months. Nonetheless, the legendary golfer made a comeback to professional golf in April 2022 when he took part in the Augusta National. Although he did not have the best of performances, Tiger Woods earned a lot of praise for his determination and grit.

The 46-year-old also confirmed his participation in the British Open which he did feature in. But his deteriorated physical health did not allow him to go long and he had to bid adieu to St. Andrews. Despite having failed to make an impact, Woods received a huge cheer from the spectators as he walked out to thank the crowd.

As Tiger Woods walked on the field with his cap in hand, the crowd gave him an ovation and cheered heavily. This warmth and love from the people felt too overwhelming for Woods as he was visibly seen wiping his tears. PGA Tour shared the video with the caption “‘The warmth and ovation on 18 -- it got to me.’ An emotional moment for @TigerWoods at #TheOpen”.

It felt like it might be my last British Open: Tiger Woods

The 46-year-old American also talked about how he felt walking through the cheers. Woods said that it felt like it might be his last appearance at the British Open. The American golfer also described how tough it was for him to keep his body ready for the physical toll. "It's hard just to walk and play 18 holes. People have no idea what I have to go through and the hours of work on the body, pre and post, each and every single day to do what I just did," said Woods.

"I had a few tears. I'm not one who gets very teary-eyed very often about anything," added Tiger Woods. "To me it felt like this might have been my last British Open here at St Andrews. The fans, the ovation and the warmth, it was an unbelievable feeling."


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