The 150th British Open Golf Championship gets underway at St Andrews tomorrow and the World No 1 Tiger Woods has ended his relationship with an old putter in an attempt to win at the Home of Golf for a third time .
Since his return to golf in the Spring ,Tiger has not looked recaptured top form despite finishing in a place at the Masters and the US Open .
Yesterday his long term caddie Steve Williams admitted Tiger "hadn't putted well in any of his events" this year . By replacing his old putter with one from Nike his main sponsor , Tiger is gambling on improving the weakest part of his game at the moment .
The wide open spaces of St Andrews clearly suit Tiger Woods and despite the shocking weather forecast , Woods is likely to be in contention this week .
Because of his state of mind , bookmakers are desperate to lay Tiger and William Hill today have pushed the odds on Woods winning the Open out to a clear top price 7/1 .
The media crush at 9.09am tomorrow morning will be intense as Tiger Woods tees off with leading British hope Justin Rose and Camilo Villegas and Woods will be determined to prove his doubters wrong .