Tiger Woods shot a 69 in the first round of the Genesis Invitational, which took place at Riviera Country Club, California. Woods’ score placed him five shots behind the current leader, Sam Burns, who had a near-flawless round, carding a 64. Despite the setback, Woods showed glimpses of his old self, hitting an eagle and three birdies, making his way up the leaderboard. Woods, who has won this tournament seven times in the past, said that he felt good about his game and was happy with how he played on Thursday. He also stated that he believes that he has a chance to compete for the trophy if he continues to play well.
The tournament marks Woods’ return to the PGA Tour after a two-month break, during which he missed the Farmers Insurance Open and the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. Woods is still on the road to recovery after a car accident in February 2021 that left him with serious leg injuries. The golfing legend has only played a few tournaments since his accident and is still finding his feet on the course.
Despite the challenges that Woods has faced in recent months, he remains a fan favourite and a golfing icon. He continues to inspire and excite fans with his remarkable comeback story and his unwavering determination to succeed. The Genesis Invitational provides Woods with an opportunity to showcase his talent and further cement his place in golfing history.