Tiger Woods: When is he going to compete next after encouraging the PGA Tour’s return at the Genesis Invitational? | Golf News
Tiger Woods hit 73 in the final to finish 45th on his return to the PGA Tour; Major champion 15 first official appearances since The Open in July; Woods is scheduled to appear at The Masters from April 6-9
Last Updated: 19/02/23 11:58 pm
Tiger Woods admits he’s unsure if he’ll play again before The Masters after an encouraging return to the PGA Tour at the Genesis Invitational.
Woods marked his first start since The Open last July – and his first appearance on the PGA Tour outside of a major since the Zozo Championship in October 2020 – with a score of 73 in finals at the Riviera Country Club.
The 15-time major champion has regularly announced that he will not be able to participate in a full schedule, following a career-threatening injury in a car crash in February 2021, although Woods remains hopes to compete in all four major tournaments.
“Well, I’m sure you’ll see me somewhere,” Woods said CBS. “Competition, I don’t know.
“My goal every year from now on is to play in all the majors – I won’t play more than that. My body, legs and back won’t allow me to play much more.” that again.
“So that was my goal last year and I was able to play three out of four games and this year I hope to be able to play all four. That will be my schedule going forward because of it all. limitations that I have.”
Woods birdies on the opening hole but catches three bogeys within a five-hole period from the sixth hole, then mixes two birdies with more bogeys on the latter nine to end the tournament under par.
“My game is fine,” Woods said after his final round. “Yes, it’s rusted. I’ve made some silly mistakes here and there and I haven’t caught up to the greens every day fast enough, as I usually do if I’m playing.
“But overall, I feel like I’m hitting the ball at home. I just have to bring it out here, where I have to walk from point A to point B and that’s always the difficulty of it.
“I’m so grateful to all of my teams that prepared me every night, every morning, to at least give me a chance to go out there and play. I was able to do it.”
Tiger’s Sunday Story
Woods recovered from missing the opening fairway to roll in a 15-foot birdie on the first par 5 and hit a 12-foot hole on the third par to save the par, after finding the green bunker on approach. mine.
The former world No. 1 got up and plunged from the back of the fourth green to resume a bogey-free start but missed 4 feet to save par on the next point, with Woods then unable to converted the opportunity into an 8-foot birdie after a brilliant pass. tee in the par-three Friday.
Woods found fairway bunkers on both the eighth and ninth tees, keeping him up and down on both occasions and saw him close a nine-point ahead 37 with bogeys. consecutively, then failed to take advantage of the 11th point par-five then twice placed from eight feet.
The 47-year-old reacted to a bad pitch from a rough shot and dropped his 12th shot by scoring a long-range birdie on the next par-4 to come back below par. for the tournament, only to receive a bogey three shots. in 15th place to lag behind for the tournament.
A brilliant tee shot on the par-16th hole set up a third birdie of the day for Woods, who failed to add to his roster the next par-5 and then ended a remarkable week. encouragement with a last-minute par two putt.
When can Woods return?
Woods could consider the Arnold Palmer Invitational from March 2 to 5 as his next fight, an event where he won a record eight times at Bay Hill, though that would make the cooldown time. His outfits were limited following an appearance in California this week.
Players at TPC Sawgrass would be another option a week later, with this year’s event marking the 10th anniversary of Woods’ second victory at the PGA Tour’s flagship event.
If Woods decides not to compete in either event in Florida, we’re unlikely to see him play again before the men’s major tournament of the year at Augusta National.
Woods finished 47th at The Masters last year and hopes to improve on that record from April 6-9. live on Sky Sports, four years since winning the Blue Jacket for the fifth time.