Tiger Woods commits to subsequent week's Genesis Invitational

Tiger Woods is returning to the golf course at subsequent week’s Genesis Invitational at Riviera nation membership outdoors l. a., he introduced Friday.

it ought to probably be Woods’ first aggressive rounds in an official event since he missed the minimize on the one hundred and fiftieth Open Championship at St. Andrews in July. it ought to probably be his first start in a nonmajor for the motive that 2020 Zozo Championship.

“i am ready to play an exact PGA Tour event subsequent week @thegenesisinv,” the 15-time predominant champion tweeted.

Woods, forty seven, hosts the Genesis Invitational, which advantages his TGR basis. He was inside the la space for the event in February 2021 when he suffered predominant leg accidents in a automotive crash.

He competed in simply 9 rounds in three majors final season, his first begins for the motive that crash. He accomplished in forty seventh on the Masters, withdrew from the PGA Championship after the third spherical and missed the minimize on the Open. Woods additionally withdrew from the Hero World problem, an unofficial event he hosted inside the Bahamas, in early December ensuing from plantar fasciitis in his proper foot.

Woods did workforce up with world No. 1 Rory McIlroy to play in the direction of Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas in a 12-hole opponents inside the Match on Dec. 10. He additionally performed collectively with his son, Charlie, inside the PNC Championship in Orlando, Florida, on Dec. 17-18. He was in a place to make the most of a golf cart in each occasions.

“it is good,” Thomas mentioned on the WM Phoenix Open upon studying that Woods would play subsequent week. “Any time he is on property, not to mention taking half in, is good for the event.”

Woods instructed reporters Dec. 18 that he felt like he had come a good distance in his restoration, nonetheless the plantar fasciitis was a setback.

“it has been pretty a bit extra sturdy than people in all probability think about,” Woods mentioned. “there is a quantity of the gamers who’re very shut to me know what I’ve variety of passed by means of, they typically’re these that maintain encouraging me to again off a little bit bit. however that is not getting into my nature. My nature is attempting to get elevated. and that i have. and through work ethic, i used to be in a place to, as I mentioned, play and compete in three predominant championships this yr.

“And this offseason hasn’t actually been an offseason. … As you’ve seen, I can hit golf balls. I can do all that. I can apply at residence. I can hit pictures throughout the inexperienced. I can do all that. i merely can’t get from level A to level B.”

The Genesis Invitational is a chosen event inside the PGA Tour’s revamped schedule with a $20 million purse. This yr’s event will attribute 23 of the most interesting 25 gamers inside the Official World Golf rating as properly as to the most interesting 30 inside the FedExCup standings, collectively with McIlroy, Jon Rahm, Scottie Scheffler, Xander Schauffele and Collin Morikawa.

“Any time Tiger will be current on the golf course taking half in makes the match even elevated,” Rahm mentioned Thursday on the Phoenix Open. “So, i am hoping he can play comfortably and that i am hoping he can play properly.”

Added Max Homa: “that is superior. I think about we’ll be carrying him down the hill on 1 and up it on 18, which nobody would thoughts. nonetheless it is superior. i am actually glad he is again. i suppose we’re privileged any time he performs now.”

Woods made his PGA Tour debut as an newbie at Riviera nation membership in 1992.

knowledge from The associated Press was used on this report.


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