17 Jul 2013

Woods ready for Open

8:17 am on 17 July 2013

The world golf number one and three-time British Open champion Tiger Woods has shrugged off lingering injury concerns and he's all set to launch his bid for a 15th major title at Muirfield in Scotland.

The 37-year-old American has four tournament wins so far this year, but he's desperate to end a five year drought in the majors.

Woods, the pre-tournament favourite, is still taking painkillers and receiving treatment on the elbow injury that he picked up at the Players Championship in early May, but he doesn't seem to think it will hamper this week's Open bid.