The golf emperor returns to the US Professional Golf (PGA) tour this week.
Tiger Woods (USA) announced on SNS on the 11th (Korean time) that he would be participating in the Genesis Invitational for four days from the 17th, saying, “I am actually ready to participate in the PGA Tour.”
It is the first time in about two years and three months since the 2020 Jojo Championship that Woods will participate in a PGA Tour that is not a major tournament. It is also the first official stage in 7 months since the Open in July of last year.
The Genesis Invitational is a competition hosted by the Woods Foundation. Although he did not participate in the tournament due to a car accident last year, he shined as a host. He is about to appear on the PGA Tour about two years after the accident.
The US Sports Illustrated said on the 13th, “Everyone knows that Woods wants to devote himself to the Genesis Invitational, but he didn’t know he would do it.” I was not sure that Woods would participate on the PGA Tour, but Woods personally reported it on social media and everyone cheered.”
The course at Riviera Country Club, where the Genesis Invitational is held, is not particularly difficult, except for the 1st and 18th holes. In December of last year, he withdrew due to plantar fasciitis ahead of the Hero World Challenge, and local media predicted that as long as he was in good physical condition, he would be fine playing 18 holes at the Riviera Country Club.
The Golf Channel predicted, “If you manage this week’s schedule without a hitch, you will be able to participate in the Players Championship, which will be held in March. You can warm up before the Masters.”
Above all, it will be a big challenge for Woods. Even the fact that the tournament is run by his own foundation would be burdensome for the golf emperor. Among other things he has competed 11 times so far at the Riviera Country Club and has never won.
All PGA Tour players welcomed the news of his participation. John Rahm (Spain) said, “It’s unbelievable that he continues to challenge. It’s an honor for all of us. Whenever Woods plays, he makes the tournament better. He kept going to win the tournament. 83rd win.” will reap,” he cheered.
Kim Joo-hyung (21) said, “As a player and as a huge fan of his, it’s really cool to see Woods back in the competition. I hope I can develop myself further and work with him if the opportunity arises.”
Applauded Max Horma (USA), “I’m glad he’s back. Every time he plays, we feel privileged. He looks like he’s going to try for a major, and it’s great that he’s on the PGA Tour. He’s always amazing.” sent
Woods, the ‘Emperor of Golf’, a respected player whom even the top players of the PGA Tour want to see, will compete again. Attention is focusing on whether he will be able to walk through 18 holes without a cart, and furthermore, whether he will be able to achieve a new record for the most individual wins. As Homa said, the fact that he is participating in a PGA Tour event rather than a major tournament gives hope that he will be in good physical shape to compete. First of all, the news that he will participate is enough to raise expectations. 바카라