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Faldo: ‘Pressure of The Open will get to Woods’

p1 tiger woodsNick Faldo has claimed the pressure of playing at the Open Championship will prove too much for Tiger Woods this month.

Woods will look to win his 15th major title at St Andrews and his form has slowly improved at the Greenbrier Classic in West Virginia over the course of the weekend.

The former world number one fell seven shots behind the lead on Saturday but it was still a better display than he produced four weeks ago at the Memorial Tournament when he finished with an 85, the worst round of his professional career.

With The Open just a few weeks away, Faldo insists Woods’ form will fall apart when under pressure at St Andrews.

He told CBS TV: “When Tiger is under pressure, (his swing) is a completely different speed.

“There are plenty of pressure tee shots at St. Andrews to avoid the gorse and put it in the right places.

“Under pressure he doesn’t like certain shots and he’s unable to deal with them. That is the mind game. Put him under pressure and then the tempo is completely different.”

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