‘Return’ Woods “Song of Hope for Resurrection”… ‘Up to 364 yards long hit’
It is a smooth comeback match for Tiger Woods (USA), the ‘Emperor of Golf’.
Woods won the Genesis Invitational (total prize money of $20 million) of the PGA Tour, which ended on the 19th (local time) at the Riviera Country Club (par 71, 7322 yards) in Pacific Palisades, near Los Angeles, California, USA. In the final 4 rounds, he made 3 birdies and 5 bogeys. After returning to the field seven months after the Major Open in July of last year, he finished in a tie for 45th (1 under par 283 strokes).
After severely injuring his leg in a car accident in February 2021, Woods devoted himself to treatment and rehabilitation, and last year,메이저놀이터 he only participated in three major tournaments, including the Masters in April, the PGA Championship in May, and the Open. This is the first time in nine months since the PGA Championship that Woods has advanced to the finals in an official competition. Woods passed the cut with a tie for 53rd at the PGA Championship, but withdrew from the third round due to poor physical condition. Therefore, it is the first time in 10 months since the Masters (47th) that Woods played all 4 rounds.
Woods recorded 1 eagle, 13 birdies, 44 pars and 14 bogeys in this tournament. In the first round (69 strokes) and the third round (67 strokes), he showed his ability to write in the 60s. Most of all, it is encouraging that he completed 72 holes with an uncomfortable leg. Woods did not lag behind young players in the long distance competition with up to 364 yards (10th place). His average drive shot distance was 306.2 yards (tied for 24th) and average number of putts was 27.25 (tied for 29th).
Golfweek, an American golf media outlet, said, “Through this tournament, we confirmed that Woods’ ball speed, distance, and accuracy are enough to digest a 72-hole game.” , Performance also showed potential, and the variable will be whether or not it can be continued throughout the season in the future.”
After the match, Woods said, “It was a little more difficult than expected, but it’s a process in the right direction.” He carefully responded about his plans to participate in the next tournament. “I have to look at my physical condition,” he said. “As I said last year, I will go to two more tournaments besides the majors this year.”