‘Participation in 7 months’ Tiger Woods, long shot show + 3 consecutive birdies… 1st round 2 under par￼
‘Golf Emperor’ Tiger Woods (48, USA) had a successful return match to the field.
Woozi made 5 birdies in the first round of the PGA Tour Genesis Evitational (total prize money of 20 million dollars) held at Par (71) at Rivieta Country Club, Palisades, California, USA on the 17th (Korean time). He recorded 3 and marked 2 under par (69 strokes). He tied for 27th, 5 strokes behind leaders Max Homa and Keith Mitchell (USA).
Woods did not participate in a regular tour event for seven months after being cut off at the Open in July. He only entered one event competition (PNC Championship). It is known that he devoted himself to strength training to strengthen his less-than-perfect physical condition due to the aftereffects of a car accident. 메이저놀이터
Woods recorded the longest of the day, 338 yards (309 m), and hit an exciting long hit. He passed 320 yards (292.6 m) five times. According to the PGA, he said that his tee shot speed was up to 180 miles per hour (289 km per hour). His long shot of the green was also outstanding. He had a 66.7% hit rate on the greens.
His sense of the game is somewhat diminished. Only one out of two bunker shots made a par save. Putting wasn’t as accurate as before. However, he also showed the ability to sweep three consecutive birdies from the 16th hole. In particular, in the 18th hole, the second shot was placed 2m away from the hole cup, receiving applause from the galleries.
“It was a great round,” Woods said after the first round. He said, “I heard more cheers than any other competition I’ve participated in” toward the ‘Gurum Galleries’ he visited to see himself. Regarding the aftereffects of the car accident, he said, “My legs will never be the same as before. I have to adapt to this situation.”
Meanwhile, among Korean players, Im Seong-jae tied for 27th with Woods.