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Tiger Woods is proving again what kind of competitive freak he is.

The 15-time major winner posted a video on social media on Monday at 1 a.m. in advance of the Open Championship tournament at the Royal Portrush Golf Club on the northern coast of Northern Ireland. The tournament is scheduled for July 18-21.

“Why am I doing this right now? Because it is now 6 a.m. at Royal Portrush,” Woods says in the video. “In order to be prepared for the time change, I am getting up.”

Woods explains that he’s acclimating his body to the five-hour time difference in North Ireland from the East Coast.

Whatever it takes, Tiger.

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Stefan Stevenson has been covering sports for the Star-Telegram since 1997. He spent five years covering TCU athletics, which included two BCS bowls, two trips to the college World Series and the move to the Big 12. He has covered the Texas Rangers since 2014 and started reporting on the Dallas Cowboys in 2016.
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