Fans responded before the comeback of ‘Golf Emperor’ after 7 months.
On the 17th (Korean time), fans came to see Tiger Woods (USA), the king of golf, at the PGA Tour Genesis Invitational (total prize money of 20 million dollars) held at the Riviera Country Club (par 71) in Pacific Palisades, California, USA. They achieved phosphate causation.
The Associated Press did not reveal the official number of galleries, but said, “Fans flocked to the balconies on all floors of the Riviera Clubhouse to try to see Woods,” adding, “Almost all fans seemed to be watching Woods.”
The Genesis Invitational, Woods’ first official tournament since the Open Championship in July last year, was enough to draw a lot of attention. Woods is a superstar who has been the focus of every golf fan for 25 years, and his recent car accident has made it harder to see him play as his tournament appearances have become rarer.
Woods entered the teeing area of the first hole in a neat outfit, wearing a black knit shirt, black pants, and a black hat over a white golf shirt슬롯사이트.
The Associated Press explained, “Seamus Power (Ireland), who started the game after Woods was full of fans even to the back of the teeing area in Hole 1, had to squeeze through the fans and pass the road.”
In addition, “When Woods arrived at the first hole, many fans chanted Woods’ name, but when Woods was introduced, the applause was not very loud because people were holding their mobile phones above their heads to take pictures of Woods.” said.
Even at Woods’ previous official major tournament, The Open, when he crossed the Swilken Bridge for the last time, thousands of fans filled every seat in the gallery stands and the clubhouse balcony, even looking out the clubhouse windows if they couldn’t get enough of their teeth.
Woods is tied for 80th with a 1-over par by making 2 birdies and making 3 bogeys until the 12th hole. He cruised by reducing one stroke until the first nine holes, but showed a somewhat deteriorating condition by committing only two shots in the second half.
It is said that Woods, who had major surgery on his right leg and had the most trouble walking, also had a noticeable limp when walking down the steep cart road from the teeing area of the 1st hole. Woods will be put to the test on walking for rounds of about five hours.
Meanwhile, in the morning group, Max Homa (USA), the winner of this tournament in 2021, took the sole lead with 7 under par 64 strokes, and John Rahm (Spain), who is aiming to reclaim world No. 1, took second place alone with 6 under par 65 strokes. Among Korean players, Lim Seong-jae (25) tied for 22nd with a 2 under par 69, and Kim Joo-hyung (21) tied for 63rd with an even par 71.