Tiger Woods completed thirty ninth at JP McManus Professional-Am, the place Xander Schauffele received

Tiger Woods closed 2 of 74 to finish in 39th place on Tuesday at JP McManus Pro-Am, a star-studded event in Limerick, Ireland that served as the tuning step for the Championship open next week.

The good news for Woods is that Tuesday’s round marked a slight improvement from his 77th round on Monday. The highlights were comebacks at par-4 on day 15 and par-3 on 16, before skateboarding in game 18, where he hit the last of his four bogeys of the day.

However, the crowd hardly seemed to mind. He was received with loud applause on the 18th and some fans chanted “Tiger, Tiger!” when he stepped off the last green at Adare Manor.

Next up for Woods will be his 150th Open championship at St. Andrews fame begins July 14. It will mark his third official event since sustaining a severe leg injury in a car crash outside Los Angeles in February 2021. He finished third. 47 at the Masters in April, then withdrew after the third round of the PGA Championship in May. He skipped the US Open last month because of some problems with his leg that were surgically corrected.

A name to see at St. Andrews will be Xander Schauffele. After his PGA Tour win at Travelers last week, Schauffele went 64-70 with a total under 10 and a 1-shot win over fellow American. Sam Burns at JP McManus. His opening round 64 drew with a low round of supporters (Padraig Harrington played on the same Tuesday), and he followed it with Round 2 of three birds, one small bird.

Schauffele, like many other big-name players, will be on the field for this week’s Scottish Open.

Other notable shots in the 49-man field (Jordan Spieth sent off Monday) at JP McManus include: Rickie Fowler, Justin Thomas and Rory McIlroy (Total 5 under, tie sixth); Dustin Johnson (3 below, tied to 13); Bryson DeChambeau (1 bottom, tied for 21); and Scottie Scheffler (even, tied to the 23rd).

Leona MaguireLPGA Tour member from Ireland and the only woman in the field, won 72-76 to finish in 33rd place.

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