Tiger Woods has congratulated Limerick hurlers for the All-Ireland victory last Sunday over Galway, saying "it was a pretty cool result" for friend JP McManus.

Woods, while confirming he would play the JP McManus Pro-Am in July 2020 in Adare Manor, recalled attending a hurling match and described it as "neat".

He told golfbytourmiss.com:  "JP is one of my dearest friends and it’s cool his Limerick team finally won the title as I know how passionate he is about his hurling as well as his love of horse racing and, of course, golf.

"I remember one year I was over for his Pro-Am and JP took me to a hurling match. I thought it was pretty neat but not a sport I would want to try," Woods said and then smiled.

"I try to keep in contact with him as much as our time allows but that’s great news for JP and Limerick and I’m really pleased for him as JP just does so much for sport in Ireland.

"I’m not sure when we’ll catch-up next but I do know I am looking forward to going back to Ireland in 2020 for his Pro-Am at Adare Manor as it’s been a long time since we played the Pro-Am.

"It’s again right before The Open and I’ve always supported the event.

"I see we’re heading to JPs Adare Manor as I knew guys like Rory (McIlroy) and Paddy (Padraig Harrington) were over there just after the Masters for a grand re-opening so it all sounds pretty exciting.

"But as I said, it was a pretty cool result last weekend for JP and Limerick and my congrats to them."