The Tiger – Woods, of course – didn’t give himself a whole bunch of time to prepare for this week’s British Open in Portrush, Northern Ireland.

Media reports say that Tiger spent two weeks enjoying a family holiday in Thailand where his mom Kultida comes from.  He returned to his base camp in southern Florida before going wheels up to Northern Ireland for his first practice round early Sunday morning with fellow major winner Patrick Reed.

Apparently, that didn’t go so well, but observers said Monday’s practice went better when Tiger played with fellow American stars Dustin Johnson and Rickie Fowler.

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No doubt Tiger’s girlfriend Erica Herman will be among the gallery in Portrush this week.