How to Watch British Open Golf Top Players Playing Schedule with Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy

After taking the U.S. Open off to rehabilitate his still-healing leg, Tiger Woods is back in a major field for the third time this season. Woods, a three-time Champion Golfer of the Year at The Open who holds St. Andrews as his favorite course, will attempt to win his third Claret Jug at the Old Course in what may be his last legitimate opportunity to do so.

As play finally gets underway and Rory McIlroy enters as the obvious favorite in the field, anticipation has reached a fever pitch. The Ulsterman, who won this competition and the PGA Championship back-to-back in 2014, has been playing some of the greatest golf of his career in 2022, but despite three top-10 major performances so far, he has yet to break through with his first such victory.

For the third time this season, Tiger Woods is back in a major tournament after skipping the U.S. Open to focus on rehabbing his still-healing leg. Woods, who has won the Claret Jug three times at The Open and considers St. Andrews to be his favorite course, will aim to take home his third trophy at the Old Course, which may be his final chance to do so.

At the beginning of Round 1, it appeared that effort was in vain as Tiger double-bogeyed the first hole after first finding the water and missing a putt that was within striking distance of the hole. Given the amount of work Tiger put in to get healthy enough to play St. Andrews, it was not a great start. He will probably recover considerably over the course of the round, though.

Following his victory at the Scottish Open, Xander Schauffele, along with Jordan Spieth, Jon Rahm, Matthew Fitzpatrick, Scottie Scheffler, and PGA champion Justin Thomas, had the top spot in the field heading into Round 1. It might be daunting at times to keep up with everything going on this week, even beyond those golfers. Fear not—we’ve got you covered.