The returning emperor showed off his long hitting and rust-free putting skills amid the cheering of the cloud crowd.
Tiger Woods (48, USA) successfully returned to the field after 7 months. Woods scored 2 under par 69 with 5 birdies and 3 bogies in the first round of the PGA Tour Genesis Invitational (total prize money of 20 million dollars) held at the Riviera Country Club (par 71) in Palisades, California on the 17th. hit it
Woods shot a 7-under-par 64 to start in a tie for 27th, 5 strokes behind the leaders Max Horma and Keith Mitchell (USA).
Considering his long absence from the field and the condition of his legs, which are still uncomfortable due to the aftereffects of a car accident, it is evaluated that his performance was much better than expected.
Woods did not participate in a regular tour event for seven months after missing the cut at the Open in July last year. He worked on strengthening the muscles in his leg, which had been badly injured in the car accident, and improving his shot. Woods, who came out fully prepared, hit an exciting long shot of 338 yards on the 11th hole. He not only had a long hit, but also a sharp attack on the green. Woods had a green hit rate of 66.7%바카라. Only 19 players had a higher green hit rate than Woods.
Woods’ return match was crowded with cloud galleries. When Woods entered the tee box, a rare scene was created where the gallery couldn’t clap their hands because they were filming with their mobile phones.
Woods, who caught a birdie in the first hole, missed the par putt in the 4th hole (par 3), but caught the second birdie in the 8th hole with a sharp wedge shot. Woods, who finished the first half with under par, failed to save par on holes 10 and 12 (par 4 above) and became over par. The true value of Woods, who was breathing hard, appeared in the last three holes. After catching a 2m birdie on the 16th hole (par 3), he made a 7m long putt on the 17th hole (par 5) to return to under par. Woods, who gained momentum, finished the round with a 2.5m birdie on the 18th hole (par 4).
Woods said, “It was bumpy, but I finished happily with birdies on the last three holes. He still rounds worrying about his physical condition, but is focused on regaining his former senses. He said, “It’s a process of getting used to the atmosphere and feeling of the competition,” and he said with a satisfied expression, “I felt that ‘I can still do it’ with today’s game.”
Woods, who said, “I will not recover to the level before the accident,” emphasized, “I will focus on proving that I can get out of the rehabilitation process and recover my performance through the competition.”