‘Emperor’ Tiger Woods first sortie in 7 months… 17th Genesis Invitational

‘Emperor’ Tiger Woods first sortie in 7 months… 17th Genesis Invitational

‘Golf Emperor’ Tiger Woods (USA) returns to the US Professional Golf (PGA) Tour after 7 months.

Woods was named on the list of players for the PGA Tour Genesis Invitational (total prize money of $20 million) to be held at the Riviera Country Club (par 71) in Palisades, near Los Angeles, California for four days starting on the 17th (Korean time).

After missing the cut in the Open in July last year, Woods did not participate in a regular PGA Tour tournament for nearly seven months, saying that he needed more rehabilitation and training. He made an appearance at the event competition, the PNC Championship, last December, but it was a two-day event and he competed while riding a cart. His performance didn’t stand out too much.

This time, as it is a regular tour tournament where all four rounds must be played, it is an opportunity to observe how much Woods’ physical strength and performance have recovered.

Experts excluded Woods as a candidate for the championship. Gamblers also predicted that Woods’ chances of winning were very low. Although it is said that physical strength and performance are recovering, it is analyzed that it is too early to compete with young players for the championship.

However, Woods’ participation alone heated up the competition. His fellow players were unanimous, and the Genesis Invitational Organizing Committee expects Cloud Gallery to flock to it. 토토사이트

Woods’ long-standing relationship with the Riviera Country Club also became a hot topic again. Nicknamed “Augusta of the West,” Riviera Country Club is where Woods first stepped on the PGA Tour as a high school student.

Woods participated as an invited player at the PGA Tour LA Open held here in 1992 when he was 16 years old, and went out as an invited amateur player the following year. Woods, who was born and raised an hour away from Riviera Country Club, is all too familiar with Southern California golf courses, but has never won 14 PGA Tour events at Riviera Country Club. This is the only course on which Woods has not won more than 10 times.

Woods has a terrible relationship with the Riviera Country Club, but since 2018 he has hosted the tournament and raised it to a special event. From 2020 until last year, even if he could not participate due to injury, he played the role of host by keeping the course all week. This year, he plays two roles as host and player.

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