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The 14-time major victor, who has won the Claret Jug on three occasions, made his comeback earlier this year after spending 16-months on the sidelines with chronic back injury issues that has required four surgeries during his career.

We haven't seen Tiger Woods compete for the Claret Jug since he missed the cut in 2015 at St. Andrews.

"Carnoustie can be a brutal golf course and it was brutal that year [1999]".

It's reported by respected Irish golf journalist Brian Keogh in today's Irish Independent that the 14-time major victor could touch down in Donegal to tee it up just two weeks before the Open Championship at Carnoustie.

The event received a huge boost yesterday with sponsors Dubai Duty Free committing to a four-year extension of its title sponsorship through to 2022 - two years guaranteed until 2020 with an option for another two years - with a minimum $7m prize fund guaranteed.

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"I won two of my Open Championship's in Scotland, and the other one in England so let's try and add another one in there". He'll play with Phil Mickelson and Rickie Fowler for the first two rounds of the tournament as part of one of the featured groups.

The veteran did not play in any of the majors in 2016 and 2017 because of back problems which forced him to undergo multiple surgeries.

Woods has played seven times this year on his comeback after a successful spinal fusion operation last April, with a tie for second at the Valspar Championship his best result.

Harrington also said he thought Woods would be "right on form and ready to go" in the Open Championship at Carnoustie this summer. On Friday, he starts at 8:27 a.m. EDT on the 10th tee.

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