Woods, participating in the Genesis Invitational next week… ‘In 7 months without a cart’
‘Golf Emperor’ Tiger Woods (48, USA) will participate in the PGA Tour Genesis Invitational (total prize money of 20 million dollars) to be held next week.
On the 11th (Korean time), Woods announced on his social media (SNS) that he was “ready to participate in the PGA Tour next week,” adding the Genesis Invitational Twitter account to announce that he would participate in this tournament.
It is the first time in seven months since the Open Championship in July of last year that Woods competed without riding a cart.
Woods tried to participate in the Hero World Challenge hosted by his foundation last December, but withdrew his participation due to plantar fasciitis. The same month he competed with Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland), Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth (and later USA) in the 12-hole event ‘The Match’ and competed with his son Charlie in the PNC Championships, but this time using a go-kart.
Carts are not permitted on the PGA Tour at regular events. Woods has also stated that he has no interest in using karts to play at the highest level.
The Associated Press reported the news and said, “This is an encouraging signal that Woods will also participate in the Masters in April.”
Two days after the Genesis Invitational in February 2021, Woods crashed into an SUV on a coastal road in Los Angeles, USA, suffered multiple fractures in his right leg and ankle, and underwent major surgery.
After that, he focused on rehabilitation for a year and two months and returned from the Masters in April last year and succeeded in making the cut-off. In May of that year, he passed the cut at the PGA Championship, but withdrew after the third round due to poor condition, such as a severe limp. He did not compete in the US Open and participated in The Open at the Old Course in St Andrews in July. Unfortunately, I missed the cut in this competition. 온라인바카라
The Genesis Invitational will be held at the Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, California, USA for four days from the 17th. The Riviera, where Woods made his PGA Tour debut in 1992 as a 16-year-old amateur, remains a course he has never mastered. Woods played 11 games as a pro at Riviera, the most he has not won at one golf course.