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Golfing star Tiger Woods to play JP McManus Pro-Am in Co Limerick in July

Tiger Woods at a press conference during The Open Championship 2019 at Royal Portrush Golf Club. File picture by Richard Sellers, Press Association

GOLFING superstar Tiger Woods is to play in a pro-am tournament in Co Limerick in July.

The organisers of the JP McManus Pro-Am, which will be held at Adare Manor on July 4 and 5, confirmed the news yesterday.

The 15-time major winner will join other players including Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson and Brooks Koepka.

Woods has previously played at the fund-raising event which supports charities in the Republic.

JP McManus said on the tournament’s Facebook page: "We are over the moon to announce that Tiger Woods will be playing in the 2022 JP McManus Pro-Am.

"Tiger has been a great friend and avid supporter of the Pro-Am for a very long time and we are absolutely thrilled he has committed to play once again in the tournament.

"His presence at Adare Manor will undoubtedly bring huge excitement to the thousands of spectators and we are very grateful to him for giving up his free time to be with us."

Although the event is sold-out, organisers have announced that 100 tickets are on offer via auction at a minimum of €250 per bid.

To submit a bid for tickets, email your bid, number of tickets, full name and phone number to tickets@jpmcmanusproam.com

Woods returned to the spotlight at last week's Masters after he suffered serious leg injuries in a car accident in February 2021.

He spent three months in hospital but managed to make the cut at Augusta, eventually finishing 13 over par.

Woods, who confirmed he will play in this summer’s 150th Open Championship at St Andrews, said competing in the Masters had been a huge achievement.

"To go from where I was to get to this point, I’ve had an incredible team that has helped me get to this point and incredible support," he said.

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