Tiger Woods will play the first two rounds of the 2012 Open Championship this week at Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club in England with Sergio Garcia and Justin Rose, it was announced Monday. The trio is scheduled to play its first round Thursday at 4:42 a.m. ET and the second round Friday at 9:43 a.m. ET.
Woods, the only three-time winner on the PGA Tour this year, is trying to capture his fourth Claret Jug. He previously won Open Championship titles in 2000 and 2005 at the Old Course in St. Andrews, Scotland, and in 2006 at Royal Liverpool in England.
Woods has seven top-10 finishes in Open Championships.
First-time winners have won nine straight majors.