Open 2018: Golf superstar Tiger Woods arrives in Tayside

© PATiger Woods in Carnoustie.
Tiger Woods in Carnoustie.

Golfing superstar Tiger Woods has arrived in Tayside ahead of one of the world’s biggest sporting events.

The ball is now rolling on the Open Championship, although the competition will not get properly under way at Carnoustie Golf Links until Thursday.

And Woods delighted fans after appearing in the Angus town on Sunday to get some early practice in.

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Tiger Woods during preview day one of The Open.
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Tiger Woods with his caddy during preview day one of The Open Championship 2018 at Carnoustie Golf Links.

The American, 42, is one of the most successful golfers of all time and has won the Open three times.

Fellow golfing stars Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson and Justin Rose are also due to arrive in Carnoustie.

More than 170,000 golf fans are expected to descend on the town in the coming days as the Open gets under way.

Time for tee at Carnoustie Golf Links

Elsewhere German golfer Martyn Kaymer posed for a photo with staff at Carnousite’s High Street Co-op after popping into the shop.

Martyn Kaymer with the manager of Carnoustie’s High Street Co-op, Lorraine Doig.