‘It’s been 10 months’ Woods, who completed 72 holes on foot, shows the possibility of a revival
‘Golf Emperor’ Tiger Woods (USA) showed the possibility of a revival by completing 72 holes in an official tournament after 10 months.
Woods made 3 birdies and 5 bogeys in the final round of the PGA Tour Genesis Invitational (total prize money of 20 million dollars) held at the Riviera Country Club (par 71) in Pacific Palisades, California on February 20 (hereinafter Korean time). He tied the dog and recorded a 2-over par 73. Accordingly, Woods finished the tournament tied for 45th with a final total of 1 under par 283 strokes.
Woods completed 72 holes with his two legs in about 10 months after the Masters in April of last year. However, on this day, which was the final round of the tournament, Woods showed a lack of performance in the previous three rounds in overall areas such as ball speed, shot distance, and accuracy, perhaps due to his physical strength.
On this day, Woods reported his first birdie in hole 1 (par 4), but he could not send the ball near the hole cup because of the reduced distance afterwards, and he committed 3 bogeys in the first half and lost 2 strokes. Woods, who added a bogey on hole 12 (par 4) in the second half, made up for it by making a 9m mid-distance birdie putt on hole 13 (par 4). Woods, who exchanged bogey and birdie once, finished the tournament tied for 45th.
Although there was a gap of 16 strokes with John Rahm (Spain), who reached the top in this tournament, this tournament was designated as a special event starting this year, and 40 players out of the top 50 in the world participated. Among them, Woods recorded a driver accuracy of 50% over the four days of the tournament, ranking 35th among the players who participated in the tournament, and was tied for 24th with an average driving distance of 306.2 yards. In addition, excluding the number of views, it ranked in the top 50 in most indicators, proving its competitiveness. Also, compared to last year, Woods seemed to have a lot of strength in his legs when he walked.
There is another hopeful part. At the PGA Championship held in May last year, Woods withdrew after the third round, saying that his legs were not keeping up. However, in this tournament, he seemed to have improved physically as well, rebounding by posting an eagle in the third round of the tournament and writing down 67 strokes.
After the game, Woods regretted, “I recorded putts, good shots and putts on the first day, but nothing happened in the second round. Yesterday, the third round of the tournament, I was a little better and wanted to close the gap with the leading group, but today the gap widened even more.” I couldn’t do it, but I’m getting better. My challenge at the Riviera Club continues,” he said.
Woods continued, “It means a lot to walk in this tournament and complete 72 holes. I’m going in the right direction and I’m getting better. I can feel this kind of adrenaline even if I practice for four days at home because it’s not as intense as in real life every day. I usually walked 12 to 15 km and simulated the competition, but it was not easy to enter the competition myself,” he said, expressing his feelings after completing the actual competition in 10 months. 카지노
Woods, who showed the possibility of a revival in his return match in seven months, said about his future plans, “As I said last year, I can only participate in four major tournaments and one or two additional tournaments. It’s a limit. Last year, I wanted to go to all the majors, but I competed in three. This year, I want to participate in all the majors and go to a few more here and there. Realistically, I think this will be the case until I retire.” has been avoided
At the same time, Woods showed his will to continue playing on the PGA Tour, where there are many young star players. Woods said, “The players who played on the PGA Tour in the past didn’t pay much attention to body care to the point of drinking beer on the treadmill. Only Vijay Singh and I did weight training before and after rounds, but now all players are doing it.” “There has been a generational shift in years of not being able to compete in much, so most of the players I know are on the Champions Tour. There are a lot of new faces and it’s great to see some of the best players right now. It was great to be able to compete with them this week.” He thanked the players.