July 15, 2013; Muirfield, Scotland; Tiger Woods at the 18th hole with girlfriend Lindsey Vonn and coach Sean Foley during a practice round for the 2013 The Open Championship at Muirfield Golf Club. Mandatory Credit: Paul Cunningham-USA TODAY Sports

2013 Open Championship: Can Tiger Woods Win Major Number 15 at Muirfield?

Tiger Woods has arrived in Scotland in attempt to do something he hasn’t accomplished since the 2008 US Open, win a major. Woods showed up at The Muirfield Golf Course in Gullane Scotland with girlfriend, Lindsey Vonn and is preparing to win his 15th major championship, and fourth Open. Tiger has been out of action since the US Open with elbow problems.

Tiger Woods says he hurt his elbow at the Players Championship back in May, which by the way, was the site of his last tour win. He didn’t play well at the Memorial with a T 65 finish, a tournament he won in 2012, and he did not fare well at the US Open. Tiger made the cut, but finished T 32 at Merion.

It appeared that on his first hole at Merion, he hit his second shot from the rough, and grabbed his elbow. We’re not sure where he started having problems, but it led him to pass at Congressional where he was the tournament host, and defending champion.

Tiger Woods is the odds-on favorite at Muirfield this week, but there are a bunch of golfers who are playing well at this point of the season, including Phil Mickelson who comes in with a win at the Scottish Open on Sunday. Phil is playing well, but in history, no one who won the Scottish Open has ever gone on to win at The Open the following week.

2010 US Open Champ, Graeme McDowell, and 2010 Open Champ Louis Oosthuizen will be paired with Woods for the first two rounds starting at 4 AM on Thursday morning. Oosthuizen has struggled through the 2013 season, but McDowell has three wins on his season resume. He won the RBC Heritage earlier this year, but missed cuts in the Players, Masters, and US Open.

He has two European Tour wins this year, at the Volvo World Match Play Championships back in May, and the Alstom de France two weeks ago.

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