The Open: Tiger Woods setting 1am alarms ahead of Royal Portrush

Tiger Woods may not be playing competitive golf to get ready for The Open, but the 15-time major champion has been adopting an alternative tactic to prepare for Royal Portrush.

Woods has been limited to nine worldwide starts in 2019 and has only made three appearances since winning the Masters in April, although is trying something new for the final major of the year.

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A video posted to Nike’s Instagram story on Monday revealed that Woods has been getting up a 1am ET to adjust to the five-hour time difference between there and Northern Ireland.

In the post, Woods said: “Hey Nike, it’s Tiger. Wake up! It is now 1am here on the East Coast. Why am I doing this right now? Because it is now 6am Royal Portrush.

Tiger Woods says, in a video on @Nike Instagram story, that he’s been waking up at 1 a.m. EST to get acclimated for Royal Portrush time difference. 😱

(Also, anyone know how to make a custom alarm sound? I wanna wake up to “It’s Tiger, WAKE UP!“ every morning) pic.twitter.com/2Fbk99FYUQ

“I will be playing the Open Championship there and in order to be prepared for the time change, I’m getting up.”

The world No 5 will arrive in Northern Ireland having not made a competitive start since the US Open, where he birdied four of his final six holes to finish in a share of 21st.

Woods’ one-shot win at Augusta earlier this year was his first major success since 2008, while a victory next week will see him equal Sam Snead’s all-time record of 82 PGA Tour titles.

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