Woods: LIV players turning their backs on what made their careers (1:39)

Tiger Woods talked about the players who are going to play in the golf series. 1:44

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The city of St. is located in the northeastern part of the United States Tiger Woods blasted LIV Golf during a news conference at the 150th Open Championship at St.

The new circuit being fronted by two-time Open winner Greg Norman gave guaranteed deals worth more than $100 million to some high-profile players.

Woods disagreed with it. I think that they have turned their back on the things that allowed them to get to this point.

Woods wondered how players could ruin their chances of playing in a major. The first two events in London and Portland, Oregon, were not recognized by the Official World Golf Ranking.

"Who knows what's going to happen in the near future with world-ranking points, the criteria for entering major championships?" The governing body is going to have to make a decision.

Some of these players may never play in a major championship. There is a chance. For sure, we don't know that. It's up to the major championship bodies to decide. Some players will never get a chance to play in a major championship and walk down the fairway at Augusta National. To me, that's not understandable.

Woods supports the R&A's decision not to invite Norman to the 150th Open. The R&A wanted to avoid distraction during the celebrations.

Woods said that the R&A had their opinions and their decisions. We're coming back to the most historic and traditional place in our sport because Greg has done things that I don't think are in the best interests of our game. I think it's the right decision.

The United States Department of Justice has opened an investigation into the Tour's handling of players who threatened to leave and whether the Tour's requirements for members to have conflicting event releases constituted anticompetitive behavior.

The DOJ contacted the two player agents to inquire about their clients' willingness to be interviewed. The sport has been torn apart this season.

"I know what the Tour stands for and what we have done and what the Tour has given us, the ability to chase after our careers and to earn what we get and the trophies we have been able to play for," Woods said.

Greg tried to do this in the 90s. He is attempting to make it work now that it didn't work before. I don't think that's in the best interest of the game. What the European Tour stands for, what the PGA Tour stands for, and what the governing bodies of the game of golf do. They see it differently than Greg does.

Woods, who will be playing in only his third official tournament since he was seriously injured in a car wreck, played nine more practice holes Tuesday. Since Saturday, he has walked 58 holes.

Although the Old Course isn't as hilly as Augusta National, where he made his return to competitive golf at the Masters in April, or Southern Hills, the site of thePGA Championship in May, Woods said it was still a difficult walk for him on his injured right leg.

Woods said it was still not easy. The inclines are not really steep. The decline is not steep. It's still hard for me to believe that it's not even evenly distributed. There are a lot of things in my leg. So it is what it is, right? It is going to be hard.

Woods doesn't plan to walk any more holes. The first round starts at 9:59 a.m. Matt Fitzpatrick and Max Homa were with us. At 4:58 a.m., they begin the second round. On Friday It will be difficult on Woods' body.

The walk is a lot easier than the two titles I played in before this year. I can walk more holes. Since then, I have gotten stronger. I spend more time now that I have a chance to work in the weight room and strengthen my leg.

If the wind keeps blowing off the North Sea, Tiger Woods could be in the hunt for a second Open Championship. He said he was moving better than he had seen Woods in a while, after playing four holes with him.

The way the golf course is and the conditions are what I could see. No one has been better at playing chess on a golf course than Tiger over the last two decades.

Less than a year after his car accident, Woods is happy to be playing golf again.

"For the majority of my rehabilitation, I was just hoping that I could walk again, walk normal and have a normal life, and maybe play a little hit-and-giggle golf with my son or my friends at home," Woods said. I've been playing golf this year. It's the most historic one we've ever had because I realized that I could play at a high level.

I wanted to attend the Open at the home of golf.