Woods was joint 32nd at the Masters in April on his return to major golf and missed the cut at June's US Open.
But when asked whether the Open - played on links courses - was his best chance for more silverware, he said: "Yes, because you don't have to be long to play on a links golf course".
Fifty years since he won the second of his three Open titles, Gary Player returned to Carnoustie with a warning to the sport and an urge to see Tiger Woods end his 10-year major drought.
The three-time victor of the Claret Jug added: "Look what Tom Watson did at Turnberry in 2009 at the age of 59".
"Look what Tom (Watson) did at Turnberry at (age) 59, I believe he was (in 2009, when he almost won the tournament)".
"You get to places like Augusta National, where it's just a big ballpark, and the golf course outgrows you, unfortunately", he said. "Creativity plays such an important role".
The new club hasn't gotten a lot of use because of the distance he's been hitting his other irons.
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Americans have won the last five majors and will take some beating this week, with reigning champion Jordan Spieth, world number one Dustin Johnson, and Woods all hoping to be in contention. McIlroy has also finished 1, T5, and T4 in his last three Open Championship appearances.
"Going forward, you never know what you're going to have in Scotland".
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"It's going to help on these greens because in virtually every single Open I've played in, I would put lead tape on my putter to try to get it a little bit heavier and get the ball rolling", said Woods.
"That's just part of it".
"That combination with an Open Championship, the way it needs to be played, I think, is a really good spot for me to kickback into shape".