Tiger Woods had completed his second practice round for The Open by just after 10am today – and described Turnberry as “a lot more difficult than people are letting on".
The world No 1 had never seen the Ayrshire links until yesterday, but he had not visited Hoylake before the 2006 Open either and won there by two from fellow American Chris DiMarco.
“You’ve just got to do your homework,” added Woods after a round that began around 6.30am.
The victory three years ago was notable for the fact that he used his driver only once in the entire championship – and playing partner Nick Faldo reckoned that there was no need for it even then.
After recent rain – there were more showers this morning – Turnberry is not as fast-running as Royal Liverpool and he has still to decide his strategy.
“I’ve got the driver in (his bag), but I don’t know how it’s going to be used.”