'Unbelievable' golf course says Tiger

'Unbelievable' golf course says Tiger

Tiger Woods.

By Damian Mullan

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By Damian Mullan

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FIFTEEN time major winner Tiger Woods has described Royal Portrush as an 'unbelievable course.'

And he hopes to take in a little bit of sight-seeing on Wednesday.

"The people have been absolutely fantastic," he said on Tuesday.

"They're so respectful.

"I've never been this far north - Royal County Down is the furthest north I've been - so this is all new to me.

"Tour guide wise I haven't had a lot of time. Normally I take Wednesday off, so tomorrow I'll look around a little and see a few things.

"It's amazing that it's been this long for us to come back here. It's such a great venue.

"It's straightforward. It is tricky a little bit here and there but overall it's just a wonderful links golf course."

Woods will be among the favourites when The 148th Open gets underway on Thursday morning.

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